"Compromise and complicity: partnership and interdependence in a global challenges research collaboration"
Mariangela Palladino, Laura Jeffery, Dounia Benslimane, and Olfa Arfaoui

Palladino, M., Jeffery, L., Benslimane, D., & Arfaoui, O. (2023). Compromise and complicity: partnership and interdependence in a global challenges research collaboration. Global Social Challenges Journal (published online ahead of print 2023).

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This article contributes to debates on international collaborations by examining contradictions between the decolonial turn and the UK’s Global Challenges Research Fund which imposed Global North leadership on Global South partners. Through the lenses of compromise and complicity, the article explores how collaborators strive to work together equitably within the constraints of a UK government Official Development Assistance funding scheme. Drawing on focus group discussions with members of a research team, the article traces, first, their engagement with political and institutional constraints and, second, their articulation of collaborative compromise and productive complicity. The article foregrounds the generative potential of complicity as a productive concept that can help partners to navigate the challenges of interdependence and partnership entailed in North–South, South–South, cross-sector and interdisciplinary collaboration


Migration in North Africa
Mehdi Lahlou, Saib Musette, Marwa Mohamed and Hassen Boubakri

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This study brings together experts from the region to reveal the role migration plays in North Africa today. The authors shed light on the relevance of migration from a historical and socio-cultural perspective, showing where priorities lie on the ground and what the way forward may look like. This publication was made possible thanks to the Regional Program Political Dialogue South Mediterranean of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS PolDiMed) which undertakes activities to promote greater understanding to improve cross-national and cross-regional developments in the Mediterranean region.


Destination North Africa – Syrians’ displacement trajectories to Tunisia
: Dr. Ann-Christin Zuntz (University of Edinburgh), Asma Ben Hadj Hassen (Mixed Migration Centre), Marwen Bouneb (University of Sousse), Dr. Joe Zuntz (University of Edinburgh)

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This briefing paper provides an overview of Syrian refugees’ diverse displacement trajectories to Tunisia after 2011, revealing differences between Syrian arrivals in terms of the timing of their travel, socioeconomic profiles, journeys, and settlement patterns in Tunisia, which in turn impact integration outcomes.


Syrian refugees’ journeys in and out of Tunisia: Non-linear displacement trajectories through family networks
Dr Ann-Christin Zuntz , Dr Joe Zuntz, Asma Ben Hadj Hassen and Marwen Bounab

This article was originally published on the Heinrich Boell Foundation website on 15 November 2022. This post is published under Creative Commons licence. CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0

Since 2011, Tunisia has turned into a final destination for new and diverse groups of refugees, including from Syria. Syrian refugees’ family networks, together with changing Arab border regimes, economic opportunities, and dreams of better lives, shape non-linear displacement trajectories to Tunisia.