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About Karin Heissler

Karin Heissler is a child protection specialist in UNICEF Headquarters. She has a D.Phil in development studies from the University of Oxford.  She is most recently the author of ‘Rethinking “trafficking” in children’s migratory processes: the role of social networks in child labour migration in Bangladesh’ in Children’s Geographies.

Articles by Karin Heissler

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Young people's migration and the pursuit of status

Young people’s mobility must be understood within processes of change. Migration provides opportunities to achieve status, an under-recognised yet important aspect of young persons’ lives.

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