Khalid Koser

Khalid Koser MBE is Extraordinary Professor in Conflict, Peace and Security in the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences at Maastricht University. He has published over 100 books, articles and chapters on refugees, migration and asylum, including as co-editor of IOM’s World Migration Report in 2010. He is editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies. Dr Koser is also Non-Resident Fellow at the Lowy Institute for Foreign Policy, Associate Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Associate Fellow at Chatham House, Research Associate at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Migration.

A Long Way to Go »

Irregular Migration Patterns, Processes, Drivers and Decision-making

A Long Way to Go: Irregular Migration Patterns, Processes, Drivers and Decision-making presents the findings of a unique migration research program harnessing work of some of the leading international and Australian migration researchers on the challenging and complex topic of irregular maritime migration. The book brings together selected findings of the research program, and in doing so it contributes to the ongoing academic and policy discourses by providing findings from rigorous quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research to support a better understanding of the dynamics of irregular migration and their potential policy implications. Stemming from the 2012 Expert Panel on Asylum Seekers report, the Irregular Migration Research Program commissioned 26 international research projects involving 17 academic principal researchers, along with private sector specialist researchers, international organisations and policy think tanks. The centrepiece of the research program was a multi-year collaborative partnership between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and The Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Under this partnership, empirical research on international irregular migration was commissioned from migration researchers in Australia, Indonesia, Iran, the Netherlands, Sri Lanka and Switzerland.