The Oxford Council on Good Governance is an independent, non-partisan, and non-profit think tank run by researchers from world leading universities that gives actionable advice to high-level policy-makers based on cutting-edge research.

The OCGG is not affiliated with or supported by the University of Oxford, the Oxfordshire County Council, or the Oxford City Council.

Global Migration - The Liberal Model

(Oxford, 26 February 2017) The OCGG is advancing its core initiative on global migration.

With Donald Trump’s current onslaught on ‘illegal’ immigrants in the United States and rising extreme right hostility to migrants in Europe, also evident in the UK’s Brexit, it is more urgent than ever to resist the violence of neo-fascist forces, address the shortcomings of liberal policies, and develop a sustainable, human-centred, progressive approach to global migration.

As a key part of the background analysis, the OCGG presents a new article by Bill Kakenmaster, outlining the liberal model of global migration.

OCGG Paper No 2 (PDF)


Global Migration

(Oxford, 24 June 2016) The OCGG is today launching a new initiative on global migration.

We aim to conduct investigations, elaborate norms, and produce strategies that enable actions with a view to not just alleviating human suffering but also facilitating individual freedom, constructive interactions, and common ground among people across the planet.

First out, inaugurating our new OCGG Paper series, is Bill Kakenmaster, with a study of the securitization of migrants in Europe.

OCGG Paper No 1 (PDF)


The OCGG 2.0 – The Road to the Future

The OCGG is a global think tank passionately working for a better future for humanity.

We are seeking to enhance our impact by, in the light of both world developments and academic advances, developing the OCGG 2.0, an organization that unlike most think tanks is not content with tweaking the policies and institutions of a global system that is increasingly out-of-date and out-of-touch but instead addresses the worrying rise of contemporary challenges to basic human dignity – from extreme poverty via total surveillance and “civilized” torture to the glaring gap between global narratives and global realities – as well as articulates the promising groundswell of emerging moves towards a true global democracy.