Dr Mollie Gerver
Lecturer in International Politics
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BackgroundMy research considers the ethics of immigration policies, focusing on when coercive and non-coercive forms of immigration control are justified. For example, I consider whether states act ethically when paying refugees to repatriate, or pressuring them to repatriate by denying visas. To address these questions, I consider the broader philosophical questions of what coercion is, when it is justified, and when voluntary consent is neccessary.
In addition to considering questions of immigration and consent, I have conducted fieldwork in South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Thailand, interviewing 160 former refugees and migrants who had repatriated from Israel. Based on my data, an estimated 5% of all returnees to South Sudan died within two years of repatriating. The majority who survived were displaced or without shelter, medical care, or food security.
- Gerver M. Paying Minorities to Leave. Politics, Philosophy & Economics 2017, epub ahead of print.
- Gerver M. Paying Refugees to Leave. Political Studies 2017, 65(3), 631-645.
- Gerver M. Misinformation as Immigration Control. Res Publica 2016, epub ahead of print.
- Gerver M. Refugee Repatriation and the Problem of Consent. British Journal of Political Science 2016, epub ahead of print.
- Gerver M. ‘Sinigurisha!(You are not for sale!)’: exploring the relationship between access to school, school fees, and sexual abuse in Rwanda. Gender and Education 2013, 25(2), 220-235.
- Gerver M. Exceptions to blanket anonymity for the publication of interviews with refugees: African refugees in Israel as a case study. Research Ethics 2013, 9(3), 121-139.
- Gerver M. Refugee quota trading within the context of EU-ENP cooperation: rational, bounded rational and ethical critiques. Journal of Contemporary European Research 2013, 9(1), 60-77.