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Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy Making on Migration and Integration

Martin Ruhs, Kristof Tamas, and Joakim Palme


What is the use of research in public debates and policy-making on immigration and integration? Why are there such large gaps between migration debates and migration realities, and how can they be reduced? Bridging the Gaps: Linking Research to Public Debates and Policy-making on Migration and Integration provides a unique set of testimonies and analyses of these questions by researchers and policy experts who have been deeply involved in attempts to link social science research to public policies. Bridging the Gap argues that we must go beyond the prevailing focus on the research–policy nexus ... More

Keywords: public debate, public opinion, research, expert knowledge, migration, integration, policy-making, post-truth, fact-resistance, attitudes

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198834557
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198834557.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Ruhs, editor
Chair in Migration Studies and Deputy Director of the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Italy

Kristof Tamas, editor
Director, Migration Studies Delegation, Delmi, Stockholm

Joakim Palme, editor
Chairman of the Migration Studies Delegation, Delmi, and Professor, Department of Government, Uppsala University, Stockholm, Sweden

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