IMRC and the GGIM


The International Migration Research Centre (IMRC) is a research centre whose mandate is to serve as a focal point for debate, research, policy analysis, and proposal development related to international migration and mobility at the global, national and regional scale. Visit the IMRC at


The Global Governance of International Migration (GGIM) is a multi-phased research undertaken by IMRC personnel and affiliates. The project brings together scholars from the IMRC and the Balsillie School of International Affairs to connect the growing body of empirical research with policy and governance planning frameworks, and to formulate and recommend improved models for the global governance of migration with an eye to human security and migrant rights. Researchers aim to map the contemporary myriad of movers and managers that characterize the global governance of migration, in part through a policy analysis, but also through the use of GIS data visualization techniques which can examine the layered nature of contemporary emergent migration governance.

The Blog

The GGIM blog is a space to incubate ideas for the governance of international migration. Through research and work related to the GGIM project, ideas, theories and concepts are developed. Some of these are incorporated into articles and other publications. Others require more time, thought and effort. This blog is a space for innovative new ideas that need more work. It is a breeding ground for discussion and new ideas, a collaborative place where people can share.

*The views expressed in blog posts are those of the individual authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the IMRC, the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University or the University of Waterloo.


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