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About Roy Huijsmans

Roy Huijsmans is a lecturer at the International Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. His research interests are in the field of childhood and youth studies and include migration, work, education, trafficking as discourse and young people in rural transformation. Roy is an active contributor to the blog ‘children and youth studies: children, youth and development’.

Articles by Roy Huijsmans

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Child trafficking: ‘worst form’ of child labour, or worst approach to young migrants?

Child trafficking is often used synonymously with child labour migration. This framing does a disservice to many child migrants, who change place for many reasons, and new thinking is necessary.

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