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. 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. (In press, to be published May 2017).

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

Book Chapters

Van Houte, M. (Forthcoming). The Evolution of Governance and Financing of Migration and Development Policy. In Handbook on the Politics of Migration in Europe. 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, 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.