Institutional Capacity, Migration Patterns and Related Rights Issues: When Senders of Migrants Become Receivers

  • Palmer, Wayne (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Aditya, Rangga (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • W.K., Luh Nyoman Ratih (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

This project investigates the multi-directional nature of labour migration flows, which has resulted in an increasing number of countries having become both senders and receivers of migrants. Academic studies tend to identify countries according to a neat sending or receiving binary when in fact they are both. Sending countries tend to see themselves primarily as ‘senders’ and so prioritise policy development based largely on their experience regarding outgoing migrants, who are citizens. In the process, these states typically overlook legal obligations that they then have to incoming migrants, including migrant workers, refugees, international students and spouses. As part of an attempt to examine the phenomon, this research project focuses on policy making experiences in Indonesia, which is popularly perceived as a sending country, as the state develops a ‘national plan on migration management’ that ought to consider all relevant migration patterns and related rights issues.

Funding awarded to Bina Nusantara University
Amount awarded Rp 10,000,000
Effective start/end date1/02/1931/12/19


  • 2 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Editorial responsibility

Asian and Pacific Migration Journal (Journal)

Charanpal Singh (Guest editor), & Wayne Palmer (Guest editor)

Mar 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EuroSEAS) Conference

Wayne Palmer (Organiser), , Antje Missbach (Organiser), , Gunnar Stange (Speaker), , Sirada Khemanitthathai (Speaker), , Elisabeth Adyiningtyas Satya Dewi (Speaker), & Jakob Henninger (Speaker)

13 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

15th European Association of Social Anthropologists Biennial Conference

Wayne Palmer (Speaker), & Antje Missbach (Speaker)

16 Aug 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference