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Robin Cohen

Robin Cohen is Professor Emeritus of Development Studies, University of Oxford. Prior to his Oxford appointment in 2007, he was Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick. He also held appointments at the Universities of Ibadan, Birmingham, Cape Town and the West Indies and short-term positions at Stanford, Toronto and Berkeley. He was editor of the Routledge series on Global diasporas and of the Cambridge survey of world migration.

His books on migration include The new helots: migrants in the international division of labour (1987, 1993, 2003), Contested domains: debates in international labour studies (1991), Frontiers of identity (1994), Global diasporas: an introduction (1997, rev. 2008), Migration and its enemies (2006) and Encountering difference (2016). He directed the International Migration Institute, part of the Oxford Martin School (2009–11), and was principal investigator on the Oxford Diasporas Programme, covering 11 projects, funded by the Leverhulme Trust (2011–5).

Migrant Crisis Series

Refugia: a utopian solution to the crisis of mass displacement

Aug 07, 2017 15:41 pm UTC| Insights & Views

And still they come. An apparently endless flotilla of rubber dinghies filled with migrants and refugees making their way across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the numbers and visibility of this migration have gathered...

Migrant Crisis Series

Inside Europe's refugee deal with Turkey – is it legal and can it work?

Mar 11, 2016 14:59 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The proposed refugee exchange programme between the EU and Turkey is the most visible example of an evolving European policy of humane return. Containment (keeping refugees in the Middle East) hasnt worked, nor have...

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Economy

Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. Commerce announces duties on Chinese steel racks to counter malpractice

In a continuation of the toughened stance against both Allies and adversaries, the U.S. Commerce Department imposed duties on steel racks and parts from China. The United States, in 2017, imported $200 million worth of the...

Australian bonds remain range-bound in muted trading session; RBA’s Lowe, Kent speeches eyed

Australian government bonds traded range bound during Asian session Friday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australias Phillip Lowe and...

U.S. Treasuries gain slightly ahead of weekly initial jobless claims, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries slightly gained during Thursdays afternoon session, ahead of the countrys weekly initial jobless claims, besides, the Philly Fed and Conference Boards Leading indices, all scheduled to be released today...

UK gilts remain tad higher despite better-than-expected jump in June retail sales

The United Kingdoms gilts remained tad higher during European trading hours Thursday despite a better-than-expected jump in the countrys retail sales for the month of June. The yield on the benchmark 10-year gilts,...

UK gilts surge after June CPI remains unchanged, meets market estimates

The United Kingdoms gilts surged during European trading hours Wednesday after the countrys consumer price inflation (CPI) for the month of June, released today, remained unchanged from that in May, also meeting market...

Politics

Melania Trump might have requested a better prenup since 2016 election

Various White House representatives have previously assured the public that the marriage of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in good status. But rumors and insider reports keep...

Donald Trump denies being racist

To hear that United States President Donald Trump is going on a Twitter tirade, no matter what time of the day is nothing new. But his recent tweets directed at four congresswomen telling them to go back to their countries...

Mexican president López Obrador has a woman problem

After the leftist firebrand Andrés Manuel López Obrador won the Mexican presidency in a landslide last year, he vowed to govern for all, starting with the poor. In Mexico, the poor includes many women, who...

The new Mabo? $190 million stolen wages settlement is unprecedented, but still limited

The Queensland governments in-principle agreement to pay A$190 million in compensation for the wages withheld from more than 10,000 Indigenous workers is a watershed moment for the stolen wages movement. Indigenous...

The stark truth about UK government climate action: there is no one in charge

The UKs climate change targets are world-leading. Yet there is no clear plan in place to achieve them. That is the stark message of a new progress report from the governments official advisers, the Committee on Climate...

Science

3,800 patients to test promising HIV vaccine

Several significant developments in the field of HIV/AIDS cure studies have been reported this year. Now, adding to that is an HIV vaccine entering human trials after it has been in development for more than 30...

CAR-T therapy could be the world’s first cancer cure

Numerous cancer research is taking place around the world at this moment. While some of it has already shown promising results, there remains an undeniably long work ahead before at least one of them can be officially...

Curious Kids: how does electricity work?

Curious Kids is a series for children. If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected] You might also like the podcast Imagine This, a co-production between ABC KIDS...

How solar heat drives rapid melting of parts of Antarctica's largest ice shelf

The ocean that surrounds Antarctica plays a crucial role in regulating the mass balance of the continents ice cover. We now know that the thinning of ice that affects nearly a quarter of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is...

Neuroscience and artificial intelligence can help improve each other

Despite their names, artificial intelligence technologies and their component systems, such as artificial neural networks, dont have much to do with real brain science. Im a professor of bioengineering and neurosciences...

Technology

Tesla Model 3 is one safe car that just got price cuts

Tesla Model 3 may not be the companys flagship, but a recently concluded safety tests done by the Euro New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP) confirms it is one of the safest cars. Meanwhile, the pricing of Tesla Model 3 has...

iPhone 11 first look revealed via leaked video

iPhone 11 is not around yet, and there is no official announcement from Apple either. However, it is sure to come soon because there are proofs that the American tech giant is releasing it. Probably, the best evidence is...

Microsoft Surface Book 3 may be the most powerful Surface Book yet

Microsoft Surface Book 3 is the latest version of the Surface Laptop, and while technology enthusiasts are already looking forward to this device, information about it is still scarce. Most of the available details were...

Mate 30 first Huawei device with facial recognition?

A mix of trade, security, and political issues have apparently contributed to the decisions of several governments to ban or limit the selling of Huawei products in its territories. But the continuous release of rumors and...

Update brings fan-favorite weapon back from the vault

The latest Fortnite update, patch 9.40, is now available and has an array of exciting items for the Battle Royale gameplay. It also comes with needed bug fixes along with changes on some weapons power. Fortnite patch...
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