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Heidrun Bohnet, Going Beyond Temporary Measures, 2017

Despite recent peace talks in Geneva in February and March, the conflict in Syria shows no signs of ending soon. Consequently, the refugees’ chances of finding durable solutions remain slim and most Syrian refugees can only try to build a livelihood within Turkey. This Policy Brief by Heidrun... more

Simone Christ, Esther Meininghaus, Tim Röing, Konfliktprävention in Unterkünften – Selbstverantwortung geflüchteter Menschen stärken, 2017

This Policy Brief presents recommendations on conflict prevention in German refugee shelters, in which all refugees are obliged to live until their applications for asylum have been processed. This study aims to contribute to prevent, minimise or resolve conflict at the level of shelters run by the... more

Simone Christ, Esther Meininghaus, Tim Röing, "All Day Waiting"—Konflikte in Unterkünften für Geflüchtete in NRW, 2017

Germany's shelter system for refugees differs between its 16 federal states; this study focuses on the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), which hosts the highest number of refugees who have entered  Germany thus far. Using a qualitative approach, the study conducted by BICC researchers... more

Marie Müller-Koné, Clara Schmitz-Pranghe, Conrad Schetter, Flucht und Binnenvertreibung in Asien: Ansatzpunkte für und Grenzen der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, 2017

Asia and the Pacific region are particularly affected by displacement: 3.8 million  people are under the mandate of the UNHCR and millions of these are internally  displaced people (IDPs). The causes of displacement in Asia are multiple and go  well beyond what is covered by the... more

Markus Rudolf, Wanted: Good Governance—Protection of minorities and human rights in northern Iraq, 2017

Dealing with the aftermath of the current situation in northern Iraq requires a mid-and a long-term strategy. The author of BICC Policy Brief 2 \ 2017 “Wanted: Good Governance—Protection of minorities and human rights in northern Iraq”, Markus Rudolf, stresses that both have to recognize... more

Elvan Isikozlu, Susanne Heinke, Fleeing Conflict—Trajectories of Displaced Persons, 2017

On 3 November 2016, BICC hosted its annual International Academic Conference, focussing this year on the pressing global issue of internal displacement and refugee movements. Almost 65 million people are currently displaced worldwide, most of whom have been displaced for more than five years.... more

Benjamin Etzold, Hannah Schimpl, Hamm, Sonnack, Documentation: "Lokale Konflikte um die Aufnahme und Unterbringung von Geflüchteten: Welchen Beitrag leisten Bürgerbeteiligung und Konfliktmediation vor Ort?", 2017

In many cities in Germany, there have been conflicts around the reception, housing and integration of refugees. Local actors responsible for the housing of refugees have used various strategies to encounter this challenge. On 17 February, municipal actors (mayors, representatives from the... more

Julia Gurol, Esther Meininghaus, Max M. Mutschler, Carina Schlüsing, Die Risiken europäischer Waffenexporte, 2017

In Braunsdorf, F. (Ed.), Fluchtursachen "Made in Europe": Über europäische Politik und ihren Zusammenhang mit Migration und Flucht (pp. 9-12). Berlin : Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (Globale Politik und Entwicklung). more

Simone Christ, ‘You are supposed to treat them like your mum and dad’: narratives about transnational family lives by middle-class Filipino children, 2017

The Philippines is a labour exporting country since the 1970s. Due to the contract labour systems in destinations such as the Middle East or East Asia, migrants are usually not able to bring their family members. This development led to the rise of transnational families – families who maintain... more

Benjamin Etzold, Bishawjit Mallick, Moving Beyond the Focus on Environmental Migration Towards Recognizing the Normality of Translocal Lives: Insights from Bangladesh, 2016

In the popular debate about climate change and adaptation in Bangladesh, migration is most often framed in a negative light: People are fleeing due to environmental changes and are displaced in the wake of disasters. Mobility is largely seen as a reaction and migrants as more or less passive... more

Heidrun Bohnet, Back to turmoil: Refugee and IDP return to and within South Sudan, 2016

In BICC Working Paper 7\2016 Heidrun Bohnet investigates the challenges South Sudanese returnees and displaced persons face from their very own perspective. Building on field research in the autumn and winter of 2015, the author analyses the patterns of return and coping strategies of returnees, as... more

Heidrun Bohnet, Fabien Cottier, Simon Hug, Conflict-induced IDPs and the Spread of Conflict, 2016

Recent scholarship has found evidence that refugee flows may inadvertently contribute to the spread of conflict across borders. Little is known, however, about the spatial diffusion of conflict within a state’s borders and what role internal displacement plays in such a dynamic. This question is of... more

Marc von Boemcken, Conrad Schetter, Hafiz Boboyorov, Nina Bagdasarova, Joomart Sulaimanov, Local Security-Making in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, 2016

In cooperation with researchers in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is conducting a three-year research project on everyday security practices in Central Asia, which is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The project was launched in July 2015. While... more

Heidrun Bohnet, Die Rückkehr von Flüchtlingen und Binnenvertriebenen im Südsudan: ein Risiko für den fragilen Frieden?, 2016

Von den drei Lösungsansätzen, die das UN-Flüchtlingshilfswerk UNHCR im Umgang mit Flüchtlingen benennt: die lokale Integration, die Umsiedlung in einen Drittstaat und die Rückkehr ins Herkunftsland, favorisieren viele EU-Staaten die Rückkehrvariante. Dabei herrscht der Mythos, dass Rückkehr die... more

Esther Meininghaus, Commentary \ The World Humanitarian Summit—Reform the system, but do not merge humanitarian and development aid, 2016

Esther Meininghaus, researcher at BICC, comments on the World Humanitarian Summit, 23-24 May 2016 in Istanbul. She underlines that “we need to act, and we need to act fast” but also addresses mayor shifts in aid funding and the crisis of the UN. Last but not least she argues that the separation of... more

Heidrun Bohnet, Return To Violent Conflict? Challenges of Sustainable Return of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons to and within South Sudan, 2016

The case of South Sudan shows that peace on paper does not necessarily mean peace on the ground. Many displaced persons are sceptical of the peace process and the commitment of their leaders, in particular as nothing has changed since the beginning of the conflict. Nevertheless, over ten thousand... more

Esther Meininghaus, Humanitarianism in intra-state conflict: aid inequality and local governance in government- and opposition-controlled areas in the Syrian war, 2016

This article argues that humanitarian aid in intra-state conflict plays a crucial but largely unrecognised role in shaping the preconditions for negotiations for peace and post-conflict reconstruction. Drawing on a spatial theory approach, it identifies the role of humanitarian aid as not being... more

Markus Rudolf, Identity Beyond ID - Diaspora within the Nation, 2016

In: Knörr, J., & Kohl, C. (Eds.). The Upper Guinea Coast in Transnational Perspective. New York: Berghahn, pp. 95-115. more

Katja Mielke, Elke Grawert, Why Afghanistan is No Safe Country of Origin, 2016

Based on their field research, the authors Katja Mielke and Elke Grawert reason in policy brief 1/2016 why Afghanistan is no safe country of return. They give policy recommendations that take into account the complex insecurity situation in which the Afghan population finds itself after the decline... more

Heidrun Bohnet, Katja Mielke, Markus Rudolf, Conrad Schetter, Ruth Vollmer, Protected Rather Than Protracted: Strengthening Displaced Persons in Peace Processes, 2015

This Paper reviews the current state of the art on the return of displaced persons as a durable solution for long-term displacement situations. It outlines the impact, challenges and actors involved in the return process. The Paper shows that present understandings of return, protracted situations... more

Heidrun Bohnet, Markus Rudolf, Voluntary Return of Refugees: Chances for Peace and Sustainable Development?, 2015

By the end of 2014, 6.4 million refugees found themselves in protracted situations that have been in place for over five years, and numbers are rising. Could return be a solution to these protracted situations? In BICC Policy Brief 3\2015 Heidrun Bohnet and Markus Rudolf point out what issues... more

Katja Mielke, Not in the Master Plan. Dimensions of Exclusion in Kabul., 2015

In M. Sökefeld (Ed.). Spaces of Conflict (pp. 135-162). Bielefeld: transcript. more

Elvan Isikozlu, Susanne Heinke, Facing Organised Violence: Research Agendas and Conversion Potentials, 2015

On the occasion of its 20th anniversary, the Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) hosted a two-day international academic conference on “Facing Organised Violence: Research Agendas and Conversion Potentials” from 27 to 28 October 2014 in Bonn. The aim of the conference was to approach... more

Seraina Rüegger, Heidrun Bohnet, Explaining the Need for Sub-National Refugee Data, 2015

In: CIS News: Migration and Multiculturalism, 25: pp. 12-14. more

Katja Mielke, Das neue Kabul: Besitzkämpfe und Interessen im Urbanisierungsprozess., 2014

In: inamo (Informationsprojekt Naher und Mittlerer Osten), 20.78, pp. 21-23. more

Katja Mielke, Social Order as a Boundary Concept: Unveiling Dichotomies, Conceptualizing Politics, 2014

In: Asien - The German Journal on Contemporary Asia (July 2014), pp. 35-52. more

Ruth Vollmer, "Migration im Fokus der Medien: Die Zeit des „Arabischen Frühlings“", 2014

In: Zwischen den Fronten. Grenzen neutraler Berichterstattung. Göttingen: Steidl, pp. 83-98. more

Ruth Vollmer, "Europäische Migrations- und Außengrenzpolitik – Wege aus der Sackgasse?", 2014

In: Sicherheit und Frieden, Vol. 32, No. 1, S. 53-60. Europäische Migrations- und Außengrenzpolitik – Wege aus der Sackgasse? more

Markus Rudolf, Gender and Conflict in the Casamance, 2013

In: Logica Publications, Nairobi, 2013. more

Daniele Saracino, Media-Conflict-Migration—The conflict potential of the media coverage regarding migration from the countries of the Arab Spring to Europe, 2012

ifa-Edition Culture and Foreign Policy Media-Conflict-Migration—The conflict potential of the media coverage regarding migration from the countries of the Arab Spring to Europe (pdf) Conference Report more

Elke Grawert, Making A Living in Rural Sudan, 2012

Food Production of Women, Labour Migration of Men, and Policies for Peasants' Need. This book was first published in Basingstoke/London/New York by MacMillan Press / St. Martin's Press in 1998. The rights have been reverted to the author, Elke Grawert, in 2007. Reproduction, copy of transmission... more

Participation of Diaspora In Peacebuilding and Development, 2012

E-Discussion Report Participation of Diaspora In Peacebuilding and Development Stabilization & Peacebuilding Community of Practice,  September 9th – October 24th 2011    more

Conrad Schetter, Translocal Lives. Patterns of Migration in Afghanistan, 2012

Crossroads Asia Working Paper Series, No. 2. Bonn: ZEF. more

Markus Rudolf, National, Ethnic, and Creole Identities in Contemporary Upper Guinea Coast Societies, 2012

2012, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Working Papers No. 135, Halle, Authors: Christian Højbjerg, Jacqueline Knörr, Christoph Kohl, Markus Rudolf, Anita Schroven, Wilson Trajano Filho more

Peter J. Croll, Ruth Vollmer, Kompetenzzentrum Diaspora, 2011

Lecture on behalf of the Stuttgart expert meeting on migrants in human rights activities (9 December 2011). more

Ruth Vollmer, Andrea Warnecke, Migration – Integration –
Entwicklung. Afrikanische Migrantenorganisationen in NRW, 2011

On behalf of the Stiftung Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen (SUE), the State Government of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), BICC carried out a study on „Migration—Integration—Development. African migrant organizations in North... more

Andrea Warnecke, Clara Schmitz-Pranghe, "Diasporaengagement für Entwicklung und Frieden. Handlungsspielräume und Kapazitäten der äthiopischen Diaspora in Deutschland.", 2011

In: Tatjana Baraulina, Axel Kreienbrink and Andrea Riester, eds. Potenziale der Migration zwischen Afrika und Deutschland. Nürnberg: BAMF, GTZ. more

Ruth Vollmer, „Wie sicher ist die Sicherheit? Flucht und Migration“, 2010

afrikapost. Magazin für Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur, No. 4, pp. 26–28. more

Elke Grawert, Introduction: After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan, 2010

In: Elke Grawert (ed.). After the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan. Woodbridge: James Currey / Boydell & Brewer, pp. 1–26. more

Katja Mielke, Conrad Schetter, Pakistan als Drehscheibe globaler Migrationsströme, 2010

In Bernhard Chiari and Conrad Schetter (eds.). Pakistan. Wegweiser zur Geschichte. Paderborn: Schöningh, pp. 133‑43 more

Andrea Warnecke, Dennis Tänzler, Ruth Vollmer, Climate Change, Migration and Conflict:
Receiving Communities under Pressure?, 2010

This paper analyzes the likely intersections between climate change, migration and conflict. The paper identifies some of the most relevant factors that might turn environmentally induced migration into a source of conflict and hold major implications for receiving areas. more

Andrea Warnecke, Clara Schmitz-Pranghe, Diasporas and Peace: A Comparative Assessment of Somali and Ethiopian communities in Europe, 2010

BICC brief 42 "Diasporas and Peace: A Comparative Assessment of Somali and Ethiopian communities in Europe" is a DIASPEACE working paper.DIASPEACE (Diasporas for Peace: Patterns, Trends and Potential of Long-distance Diaspora Involvement in Conflict Settings) is a three-year research... more

Conrad Schetter, Bernd Kuzmits, Stephan Conermann, Einleitung zu "Grenzen Asiens. zwischen Globalisierung und staatlicher Fragmentierung", 2010

In Conrad Schetter et al. (eds.). Grenzen Asiens. zwischen Globalisierung und staatlicher Fragmentierung. (=Bonner Asienstudien, Bd. 4). Hamburg: EB-Verlag, pp. 7‑25. more

Clara Schmitz-Pranghe, Ruth Vollmer, Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa
The Security-Migration Nexus II, 2009

BICC brief 39 is a documentation of the results of the international conference "Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Security – Migration Nexus II" (13-14 February 2009, Bonn). The event was supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)... more

Elke Grawert, “Auf schmalem Grat: Good Governance zwischen Globalisierung und Schattenglobalisierung”, 2009

In: Heribert Weiland, Ingrid Wehr and Matthias Seifert (eds.). Good Governance in der Sackgasse?. Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 31–52. more