Van Houte, M. 2016. Return Migration To Afghanistan: Moving Back or Moving Forward?. London: Palgrave MacMillan. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-40775-3.

Van Houte, M. 2014. Moving Back or Moving Forward? Return Migration After Conflict. Maastricht, Maastricht University. PhD Thesis. Van Houte – Moving Back or Moving Forward – PhD thesis 2014

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Van Houte, M. (2019). Back in Time? A Temporal Approach to Afghan Narratives of Return Migration. International Migration. (In production).

Fischer, C. and Van Houte, M. (2019 online). Dimensions of agency in transnational relations of Afghan migrants and return migrants. Migration Studies.

Van Houte, M. and T. Davids. 2017. Narrating Marriage: Negotiating Practices and Politics of Belonging of Afghan Return Migrants. Identities. DOI: 10.1080/1070289X.2017.1287489.

Van Houte, M, M. Siegel and T. Davids. 2016. Deconstructing the Meanings of and Motivations for Migration: An Afghan Case Study. Comparative Migration Studies. 4(1): 21. DOI: 10.1186/s40878-016-0042-y.

Van Houte, M. 2016. Mobility Makes States: Migration and Power in Africa. Edited by Darshan Vigneswaran and Joel Quirk. Book Review. Journal of Refugee Studies. 29(3): 411-412. DOI: 10.1093/jrs/few008

Van Houte, M., M. Siegel and T. Davids. 2015. Return to Afghanistan: Migration as Reinforcement of Socio-Economic Stratification. Population, Space and Place. 21(8): 692-703. DOI: 10.1002/psp.1876.

Van Houte, M. 2014. Returnees for Change? Afghan Return migrants’ Identification with the Conflict and their Potential to be Agents of Change. Conflict, Security and Development. 14 (5): 565-591. DOI: 10.1080/14678802.2014.963392.

Van Houte, M. and T. Davids. 2014. Moving Back or Moving Forward? Return Migration, Development and Peace-Building. New Diversities. 16 (2): 71-87.

Van Houte, M. 2014. Afghan returnees as actors of change? In: Forced Migration Review 46: Afghanistan’s displaced people: 2014 and beyond, May 2014.

Ruben, R., M. van Houte and T. Davids. 2009. “What determines the embeddedness of return migrants? Rethinking the role of pre- and post-return assistance”, International Migration Review 43 (4): 908-937. DOI: 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2009.00789.x.

Davids, T., and M. van Houte. 2009. “Remigration, Development and Mixed Embeddedness: An Agenda for Qualitative Research?” International Journal on Multicultural Societies (2),

Van Houte, M., and T. Davids. 2008. “Development and Return Migration: from policy panacea to migrant perspective sustainability”. Third World Quarterly 29 (7):1411 – 1429. DOI: 10.1080/01436590802386658.

Working Papers

Van Houte, M. 2017. Hopes and fears of migrants’ contribution to political change: A Tunisian Case Study. IMI Working Paper Series. 137, 1-21.

Van Houte, M. 2016. Transnational Transformations: Coupling Migration and Change. IMI Working Paper Series. 130, 1-23.

Book Chapters

Van Houte, M. 2018. The Evolution of Governance and Financing of Migration and Development Policy and Politics in Europe. In The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe (Edited by Agnieszka Weinar, Saskia Bonjour, Lyubov Zhyznomirska). London: Routledge.

Van Houte, M., N. Perrin and A. Orrnert. 2012. The Host Country and Migrant Transnationalism: How do Host Country Opportunity Structures Affect Transnational Activities of Migrant Organisations from the Great Lakes Region? in Migration and Organized Civil Society – Rethinking National Policy. London: Routledge.

Reports for policy and civil society

Van Houte, M. and A. Leerkes, 2019. Dealing with (non-)deportability: A comparative policy analysis of the post-entry migration enforcement regimes of Western European countries. A Report commissioned by the ‘Van Zwol committtee‘. Maastricht: UNU-Merit.

Van Houte, M. 2017. CONTAINED Project pilot phase 2016: Outcomes, Lessons Learned, Ways Forward. Nijmegen: CONTAINED Project.

Van Houte, M, R. Heijmans and A. Meinhardt 2016. Migration Stories. An Evaluation of a Theatre in Education project by the Migration Museum Project and Tamasha. Oxford.

Koser, K, and K. Kuschminder 2014. Comparative Research on the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration of Migrants. Geneva: International Organization for Migration (contributed to fieldwork and case studies in Iraq, Pakistan and the Netherlands).

Van Houte, M. 2011. Vision on Sustainable Voluntary Return. Utrecht:SMS (internal report).

Van Houte, M., and M. de Koning. 2008. Towards a better embeddedness? Monitoring assistance to involuntary returning migrants from Western countries. Nijmegen: Centre for International Development Issues.