Amanda Bisong

Amanda Bisong
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | VU · Faculty of Law

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Introduction
Amanda Bisong is currently finalising her PhD at the Faculty of Law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Amanda does research in Public Law, Political Economy, Trade and Migration.

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Publications (11)
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This chapter analyses how return and reintegration programmes for irregular migrants and rejected asylum seekers construct and create vulnerabilities. The chapter analyses the lived experiences of returnees in Edo state, Nigeria. It examines the experiences of irregular migrants and rejected asylum seekers who were returned to their places of origi...
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This paper analyses the engagement of non-state actors (NSAs) in regional migration policy processes in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). It identifies four categories of NSAs – non-governmental organisations (NGOs), civil society organisations (CSOs), academia and the media – as the key actors engaged in regional migration go...
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While studies have drawn attention to the operationalization, and implementation challenges associated with the ECOWAS free movement protocol, our understanding of how different categories of migrants experience the protocol is far more limited. Drawing on data from interviews conducted with 23 ECOWAS migrants living or travelling to Ghana, immigra...
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This chapter examines how the European Union (EU) externalizes its migration policies in West African countries through various cooperation tools established as part of the 2016 European Agenda on Migration. The chapter analyses the generations of migration agreements between the EU and West African Countries, revealing that returns and readmission...
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The adoption and implementation of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Free Movement Protocol was meant to facilitate trade, investment and easy movement of persons within the West African sub-region. A number of empirical studies have been conducted on the ECOWAS Free Movement Protocol, its operationalization, and implementation...
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- The coronavirus pandemic has brought international movement to a standstill, including in West Africa. In reality, however, implementation of the free movement protocols has long faltered. - Recent EU cooperation with countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in restricting irregular migration to Europe has led to the...
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Regional economic integration in West Africa establishes the framework for the movement of persons within the highly mobile region. Eighty-four per cent of the migratory movements is directed towards another country within the region. This article analyses the role of trans-regional institutional cooperation on intra-regional migration policymaking...
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Migration is a global phenomenon that is as old as humankind. There have been numerous attempts at managing migration and the mobility of labour. Some of these have been well articulated and have achieved their goals while others have not. Recent approaches have resulted in partnerships between countries of origin, transit countries and host countr...

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The pilot studies aim to understand how regional migration policies contribute to shaping migration aspirations and how these influence the decisions made by (potential) migrants in determining their migration trajectory. Pilot studies will be conducted in West Africa
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The aim of this study is to provide a comprehensive overview of how the private sector, and which private actors, relate to different stages of the migration cycle. It provides insights in approaches, as well as opportunities and challenges of states and development partners to leverage the private sector for migration and development objectives.