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The Global Race for Talent in Switzerland. How to Explain Migration Policy Liberalisation to Allow International Students Staying after Graduation?

Riaño Alcala, Yvonne ; Lombard, Annique ; Piguet, Etienne

(nccr on the move ; 14)

Since the 1990s, Swiss immigration policies have placed more restrictions on non-EU nationals living and working in Switzerland. However, in 2011, based on the initiative of university professor and parliamentarian Jacques Neirynck, the Swiss Parliament approved a new law facilitating the admission and integration of non-EU nationals with a Swiss university degree. How can this policy openness in...

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International Student Migration

Riaño, Yvonne ; Piguet, Etienne

In: Oxford Bibliographies, 2016, p. 1-24

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Des apatrides du climat ?

Piguet, Etienne

In: Annales de géographie, 2012, vol. 1, no. 683, p. 86-100

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Framing Labour Mobility Options in Small Island States Affected by Environmental Changes

Fornalé, Elisa ; Guélat, Jeremie ; Piguet, Etienne

In: Environmental Migration and Social Inequality, 2016, vol. 61, p. 167-187

It has been forecast that up to forty nation-states are at risk of disappearing due to rising sea levels related to climate warming. Such a situation would lead to a form of statelessness never experienced before in history and would raise serious concerns about migration as well as important legal questions. Although often mentioned in the media by NGOs and other international bodies, this issue...

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Des apatrides du climat ?

Piguet, Etienne

In: Annales de Géographie, 2012, vol. 683, no. 1, p. 86-100

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From “Primitive Migration” to “Climate Refugees”: The Curious Fate of the Natural Environment in Migration Studies

Piguet, Etienne

In: Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 2013, vol. 103, no. 1, p. 148-162

Beginning with Friedrich Ratzel, the founders of migration studies all mentioned the natural environment as an important determinant of human mobility. As migration theories grew in coherence and complexity over the course of the twentieth century, however, environmental considerations generally disappeared from explanations of displacement. They would reappear in a largely unconnected discourse...

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Migration and Climate Change: An Overview

Piguet, Etienne ; Pécoud, Antoine ; de Guchteneire, Paul

In: Refugee Survey Quarterly, 2011, vol. 33, no. 3, p. 1-23

Climate change has become a major concern for the international community. Among its consequences, its impact on migration is the object of increasing attention from both policy-makers and researchers. Yet, knowledge in this field remains limited and fragmented. This article therefore provides an overview of the climate change – migration nexus: on the basis of available empirical findings, it...

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Migration : The drivers of human migration

Piguet, Etienne

In: Nature Climate Change, 2012, vol. 2, p. 400-401

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Dynamics of globalization: mobility, space and regulation

Söderström, Ola ; Klauser, Francisco ; Piguet, Etienne ; Crot, Laurence

In: Geographica Helvetica - Swiss Journal of Geography, 2012, vol. 67, no. 1-2, p. 43-54

Les recherches actuelles conduites à l’Institut de Géographie de l’Université de Neuchâtel se concentrent sur l’importance cruciale de la mobilité dans les dynamiques de la mondialisation. En s’appuyant sur les études de la mobilité, cet article présente un cadre analytique susceptible d’étudier la «construction mobile de la société». L’article montre que la relation...

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From urban wastelands to new-build gentrification: The case of Swiss cities

Rérat, Patrick ; Söderström, Ola ; Piguet, Etienne ; Besson, Roger

In: Population, Space and Place, 2010, vol. 16, no. 5, p. 429-442

Gentrification represents an important aspect of the transformation of socio-demographic structures in many cities around the world. The definition of this concept has been extended in recent years to cover different processes of social upgrading and to incorporate a plurality of forms, protagonists, and spaces. The notion of ‘new-build gentrification’ is part of this process of redefinition....