The handbook “Information and Communications Technology in Support of Migration” presents a multi-stakeholder, multi-disciplinary, international, and evidence-based approach to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in migration. The book brings together different views and multifaceted responses to ICT-based migration management. It tackles important debates concerning humanitarianism and securitization in the reception of migrants and explores the role of digital technology in aiding their integration. The research critically examines several aspects of digital surveillance and the overarching digital divide.
CSD's contribution to the handbook - the chapter “Migration Knowledge Production: Stakeholder Mapping and Engagement”, pinpoints key links between migration-related narratives observed in the literature and dynamics of knowledge production among stakeholders involved (academia, policy makers, migrant groups, NGOs, etc.). A key takeaway is that creating and sharing information is a multi-directional process that results in heterogeneous migration perceptions and complex impacts. The chapter includes two case studies conducted for the PERCEPTIONS project: (1) the changing dynamics among stakeholders in Bulgaria, and (2) the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on stakeholder knowledge production and engagement with migrants, asylum seekers and refugees using ICTs in the UK.
Full text of the handbook can be found on Springer website.