Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) is the interdisciplinary research platform of Maastricht University that brings together scholars working in the fields of migration, mobility, citizenship, development and family life. MACIMIDE combines various research lines across different Faculties of Maastricht University in order to contribute to a better understanding of the dynamics and consequences of transnational migration and mobility in a European and global context. Read more about MACIMIDE. 


Latest Posts


  • Eisele, K. & Ballegooij, W. (2020). “Asylum procedures at the border”. EPRS. More information.
  • Manby, B. (2020). “Why and where local naturalisation may work – a rejoinder”. GlobalCit Blog. More information.
  • Bauböck, R. (2020). “Promises and Pitfalls of Decentralised Naturalisation”. GlobalCit Blog. More information.
  • Schultz, C., Lutz, P. and Simon, S. (2020). “Explaining the immigration policy mix: Countries’ relative openness to asylum and labour migration”. European Journal of Political Research. Full text.
  • Manby, B. (2020). “Unblocking access to citizenship in the global South: Should the process be decentralised?” GlobalCit blog. Full text.
  • Mack, M., Roeder, S., Marchand, K. & Siegel, M. (2020). “Intra-EU migration: Shedding light on drivers, corridors and the relative importance of migrant characteristics”. UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-042
  • Helbling, M., Simon, S. and Schmid, S.D. (2020). “Restricting immigration to foster migration integration? A comparative study across 22 European countries”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 46(13), 2603-2624. Available here.
  • Cleton, L. (2020). “Book review: Policing Undocumented Migrants. Law, Violence and Responsibility”. University of Oxford: Border Criminologies Blog. Available here
  • Fajth, V. and Bilgili, Ö. (2020). “Beyond the isolation thesis: exploring the links between residential concentration and immigrant integration in the Netherlands”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 46(15): 3252-3276
  • Caarls, K., Bilgili, Ö. and Fransen, S. (2020). “Evolution of migration trajectories and transnational social networks over time: a study among sub-Saharan African migrants in Europe”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, doi: doi.org/10.1080/1369183X.2020.1804195.

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