Manufacturing Political Trust: Targets and Performance Measurement in Public Policy (Cambridge University Press, March 2018).
The Political Uses of Expert Knowledge: Immigration Policy and Social Research (Cambridge University Press, 2009/2012).
(with Andrew Geddes) Migration and Mobility in the European Union (Palgrave, 2011)
The Ethics of Refugee Policy (Ashgate, 2005)
European Migration Policies in Flux (Blackwell’s, 2003)
(2018) with Mike Slaven, ‘Why Symbolise Control? Irregular Migration to the UK and Symbolic Policy Making in the 1960s‘, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, April (early online).
(2017) with Katherine Smith, ‘Rethinking Policy ‘Impact’: Four Models of Research-Policy Relations’. Palgrave Communications: The Future of Research Assessment (3), December.
(2017) with James Hampshire, Ideas and Agency in Immigration Policy: A Discursive Institutionalist Approach. European Journal of Political Research (56:1), 133-150.
(2016) with Eugenia Rodrigues, ‘Policies, Politics and Organizational Problems: Multiple Streams and the Implementation of Targets in UK Government‘. Policy and Politics (44:4), 507-524.
(2015) The Double Life of Targets in Public Policy: Disciplining and Signaling in UK Asylum Policy. Public Administration (93:2), 490-505.
(2014) with Alistair Hunter, ‘Comparing the Political Functions of Independent Commissions: The Case of UK Migrant Integration Policy’. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (early online)
(2012), ‘How Information Scarcity Influences the Policy Agenda: Evidence from UK Immigration Policy’. Governance (25:3), 367-389.
(2011) “Migration Control and Narratives of Steering“, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13:1, 12-25.
(2009) “Knowledge, Legitimation and the Politics of Risk: The Functions of Research in Public Debates on Migration”, Political Studies, 57:1.
(2009) with Oana Ciobanu, ‘Culture, utility or social systems? Explaining the cross-national ties of emigrants from Borsa, Romania’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 57:1.
(2008) “The Political Functions of Expert Knowledge: Knowledge and Legitimation in European Union Immigration Policy”, Journal of European Public Policy, 15:4, 471-488.
(2008) “Evasion, Reinterpretation and Decoupling: European Commission responses to the ‘External Dimension’ of Immigration and Asylum”, West European Politics, 31:3, 491-512.
(2008) “Combining Economics and Sociology in Migration Theory” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 34:4, 549-566.
(2008) “The Elusive Rights of an Invisible Population”, Ethics and International Affairs, 22:2.
(2008) with Dan Hough “Politicising Migration: Opportunity or Liability for the Centre-Right in Germany”, Journal of European Public Policy, 15:3, 331-347.
(2007) “Migration Control in Europe after 9/11: Explaining the Absence of Securitization” Journal of Common Market Studies, 45:3, 589-610.
(2007) “Theories of Migration Policy: Is There a Third Way?” International Migration Review, 41:1, 75-100.
Special Issues and Edited Books:
With Andrew Geddes and Peter Scholten, eds. (2011) States, Knowledge and Narratives of Migration: The Construction of Migration in European Policy-Making Special Issue of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 13:1.
With Peter Mueser, eds. (2008) Economics in Migration Research: Towards Interdisciplinary Integration? Special Issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 34:4.
With Gianni D’Amato, eds. (2012) Immigration and Social Systems: Collected Essays of Michael Bommes (Amsterdam University Press).
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