Externalisation / Mobility and agency in protracted displacement


Forced Migration Review issue 68 includes a major feature on Externalisation. With States increasingly taking action beyond their own borders to prevent the arrival of refugees and asylum seekers, we examine the consequences for protection. A second feature focuses on Mobility and agency for those living in protracted displacement, produced in collaboration with the TRAFIG research project.


FMR 68 will be printed in English. If you require copies of this issue (and/or the Editors’ briefing), please email fmr@qeh.ox.ac.uk telling us how many copies you require of which product and in which language, plus your full postal address.

The Editors’ briefing, plus a selection of the Externalisation articles, will also be available in Arabic, French and Spanish. To receive an alert when your chosen language goes online, click here to sign up.

A standalone, 20-page PDF of the feature on Mobility and agency for those living in protracted displacement will be available in English, Arabic and French. The individual articles of this feature will also be available online in Arabic and French. A recording of a webinar held in December 2021 to launch this feature is available here.

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We would like to thank Jeff Crisp for his assistance with the main feature, and colleagues at TRAFIG for their collaboration on the second feature. Thank you also to all our donors, both those who have given financially towards this issue specifically (EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, grant no 822453; Ryerson University, Toronto; Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs) and those who support FMR on an ongoing basis so that we can continue to make learning and information about forced migration accessible to all.