Studying Migration Governance from the Bottom-Up

  • Matthew Gravelle
  • Antje Ellermann
  • Catherine Dauvergne
Part of the Immigrants and Minorities, Politics and Policy book series (IMPP)


In this chapter, we argue that the local and subnational levels are of critical importance to the study of migration governance because it is there that policies are implemented and enforced. In order to better understand bottom-up dynamics in the politics of immigration, as well as the limits to top-down migration policy making, we develop an analytical framework that identifies and critically appraises grassroots and subnational responses to migration policy in liberal democratic societies. Our aim in developing this framework is to build knowledge and theory relating to the systemic interaction between local, subnational, and national immigration policy actors across a variety of liberal societies.


Civil Society Immigration Policy Civil Society Actor Immigrant Integration Immigration Enforcement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Matthew Gravelle
    • 1
  • Antje Ellermann
    • 1
  • Catherine Dauvergne
    • 1
  1. 1.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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