Migrant smugglers are winning. Here’s why
It is only by accepting the complex, muddled reality of migrant smuggling that we take the first step towards solving the issue.
Jørgen Carling is a Research Professor of migration and transnationalism studies at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). His research addresses a broad range of themes including migration theory, migration management, transnational families, remittances, and the links between migration and development. Among his most influential work is the analysis of aspiration and ability in international migration, and the associated phenomenon of ‘involuntary immobility’. He has extensive fieldwork experience and combines ethnographic data with statistical analyses in his research. He has published in all the top-ranked migration studies journals as well as in disciplinary journals in anthropology, economics, geography, and political science. He has also carried out policy-oriented work for various governmental and international agencies. He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford (2005), the National University of Singapore (2010), and the University of Maastricht and UNU-MERIT United Nations University (2016). He received his doctorate in Human Geography from the University of Oslo, Norway in 2007 and attained the status of full professor in 2011.