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Public Policy and Global Governance is an intrinsically linked, multidisciplinary research field that analyzes responses to immigration, migrant and refugee issues across multiple levels and types of governance. In recent decades, new forms of supranational, regional and global governance and ‘migration management’ have evolved. While states remain reluctant in sharing sovereignty, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and private corporations are becoming significant players. Analyzing past-to-current policies and their outcomes promotes a better academic and policy-related understanding of various forms of interventions. Critically reflecting on these approaches informs policy-making by offering alternative ideas of how migration can or should be politically governed. A focus lies in examining the changing role and sovereignty of states over migration, refugees and integration, and the rise of non-state and inter-state actors surrounding these issues.