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Oliver Bakewell

OliverBakewell.jpgOliver Bakewell is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute.

Contact: +44 (0) 1865 271902, imi@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Research focus

Oliver’s research interests include migration, diasporas and global development; social theory and migration; ‘forced’ versus ‘voluntary’ migration; African migration; borderlands; identity papers; migration discourses; Zambia; and Angola.

Current IMI projects

Oliver is the principal investigator for the project Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems (THEMIS) funded by NORFACE, which examines the conditions that encourage initial moves by pioneer migrants to become established migration system.

He is also leading research into the formation of African diasporas within the African continent as part of the Oxford Diasporas Programme.

Oliver is principal investigator for the MacArthur-funded Mobility in the African Great Lakes project and also worked on the African Perspectives on Human Mobility project.

Finally, Oliver is undertaking ongoing research into the changing patterns of cross-border movements between Angola and western Zambia from the mid 1990s to today.

Background

Oliver Bakewell holds a PhD and MSc in Development Studies from the University of Bath and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. He has spent many years working with migrants and refugees both as a researcher and as a practitioner with a range of development and humanitarian NGOs. Prior to joining IMI, he was the Senior Researcher at INTRAC – the International NGO Training and Research Centre.

Publications

Books and book chapters

  • Bakewell, O. and H. de Haas (2007) 'African Migrations: continuities, discontinuities and recent transformations', in L. de Haan, U. Engel, and P. Chabal (eds) African Alternatives, Leiden: Brill.
  • Bakewell, O. (2007) 'Breaching the Borders between Research and Practice: Development NGOs and Qualitative Data', in M. Smith (ed) Negotiating Boundaries and Borders: Qualitative Methodology and Development Research, Vol. 8, London: Elsevier.
  • Bakewell, O. (2006) 'Community Services In Refugee Aid Programmes: Leading the Way in The Empowerment of Refugees or a Sop to Humanitarian Consciences', in F. Crepeau, D. Nakache, M. Collyer, N. H. Goetz, A. Hansen, R. Modi, A. Nadig, S. Spoljar-Vrzina, and L. H. M. v. Willigen (eds) Forced Migration And Global Processes: a view from forced migration studies, Lanham MD: Lexington Books.
  • Bakewell, O. (2004) 'Repatriation: Angolan Refugees or Migrating Villagers?', in P. Essed, G. Frerks, and J. Shrivers (eds) Refugees and the Transformation of Society: Agency, Policies, Ethics and Politics, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Bakewell, O. (2000) 'Repatriation and Self-settled Refugees in Zambia: Bringing Solutions to the Wrong Problems', Journal of Refugee Studies 13(4): 356-73.
  • Bakewell, O. (2000) 'Uncovering Local Perspectives on Humanitarian Assistance and its Outcomes', Disasters 24(2): 103-16.

Others

  • Van Hear, N., O. Bakewell and K. Long (2012) 'Drivers of Migration', Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium Working Paper 1, University of Sussex.
  • Bakewell, O. and G. Jόnsson (2011) 'Migration, Mobility and the African City', IMI Working Paper 50, University of Oxford: International Migration Institute.
  • Bakewell, O., H. de Haas and A. Kubal (2011) 'Migration Systems, Pioneers and the Role of Agency', IMI Working Paper 48, University of Oxford: International Migration Institute.
  • Bakewell, O. (2009) 'South-South Migration and Human Development: Reflections on African Experiences', in Human Development Research Papers, Vol. 2009 United Nations Development Programme, New York. http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2009/papers/HDRP_2009_07.pdf
  • Bakewell, O. (2008) 'Migration and Development in Africa – a Critical Analysis', in R. Bardouille, M. Ndulo and M. Grieco (eds) Africa’s Finances: The Contribution of Remittances, Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Bakewell, O. (2008) 'Perspectives from Governments of Countries of Origin and Migrant Associations', in S. Castles and R. D. Wise (eds) Migration and Development: Perspectives from the South, Geneva: International Organization for Migration.
  • Bakewell, O. and H. de Haas (2007) 'African Migrations: continuities, discontinuities and recent transformations', in L. de Haan, U. Engel, and P. Chabal (eds) African Alternatives, Leiden: Brill.
  • Bakewell, O. (2007) 'Breaching the Borders between Research and Practice: Development NGOs and Qualitative Data', in M. Smith (ed) Negotiating Boundaries and Borders: Qualitative Methodology and Development Research, Vol. 8, London: Elsevier.
  • Bakewell, O. (2007) 'The Meaning and Use of Identity Papers: handheld and heartfelt nationality in the borderlands of North-West Zambia', IMI Working Paper 5, University of Oxford: International Migration Institute, http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/pdfs/wp-5-use-of-papers.pdf
  • Bakewell, O. (2007) 'Researching refugees: lessons from the past, current challenges and future directions', Refugee Survey Quarterly 26(3): 6-14.
  • Bakewell, O. (2006) 'Community Services In Refugee Aid Programmes: Leading the Way in The Empowerment of Refugees or a Sop to Humanitarian Consciences', in F. Crepeau, D. Nakache, M. Collyer, N. H. Goetz, A. Hansen, R. Modi, A. Nadig, S. Spoljar-Vrzina, and L. H. M. v. Willigen (eds) Forced Migration And Global Processes: a view from forced migration studies, Lanham MD: Lexington Books.
  • Bakewell, O. (2004) 'Repatriation: Angolan Refugees or Migrating Villagers?', in P. Essed, G. Frerks, and J. Shrivers (eds) Refugees and the Transformation of Society: Agency, Policies, Ethics and Politics, New York and Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • Bakewell, O. (2003) Sharpening the Development Process: A Practical Guide to Monitoring and Evaluation, Oxford: INTRAC.
  • Bakewell, O. (2002) 'Refugee aid and protection in rural Africa: working in parallel or cross-purposes?', Refugee Survey Quarterly 21(1/2): 228-41.
  • Bakewell, O. (2000) 'Repatriation and Self-settled Refugees in Zambia: Bringing Solutions to the Wrong Problems', Journal of Refugee Studies 13(4): 356-73.
  • Bakewell, O. (2000) 'Uncovering Local Perspectives on Humanitarian Assistance and its Outcomes', Disasters 24(2): 103-16.
DEMIG Conference

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'Determinants of International Migration' conference. 23–25 September 2014 | Wolfson College, University of Oxford.