Dr Mollie Gerver

Department of Government
Dr Mollie Gerver



My research focuses on refugee and immigration policies, with special focus on repatriation. I additionally research the philosophy of consent, focusing on when consent is valid and when valid consent is necessary. For my newest publications on these topics, visit


  • PhD The London School of Economics, (2016)


Journal articles (17)

Gerver, M., (2021). Must refugees return?. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. 24 (4), 415-436

Gerver, M., (2021). Decriminalizing People Smuggling. Moral Philosophy and Politics. 8 (1), 131-153

Gerver, M., (2021). Consent and Third-Party Coercion. Ethics. 131 (2), 246-269

Gerver, M., (2021). The Case for Permanent Residency for Frontline Workers. American Political Science Review, 1-14

Gerver, M., (2020). Sufficiency, Priority, and Selecting Refugees. Journal of Applied Philosophy. 37 (5), 713-730

Gerver, M., (2020). Inferring Consent Without Communication. Social Theory and Practice. 46 (1), 27-53

Gerver, M., (2019). Denying Services to Prevent Regret. Journal of Applied Philosophy. 36 (3), 471-490

Gerver, M., (2018). Paying minorities to leave. Politics, Philosophy and Economics. 17 (1), 3-22

Gerver, M., (2018). Refugee Repatriation and the Problem of Consent. British Journal of Political Science. 48 (4), 855-875

Gerver, M., (2017). Paying Refugees to Leave. Political Studies. 65 (3), 631-645

Gerver, M., (2017). Misinformation as Immigration Control. Res Publica. 23 (4), 495-511

Gerver, M., (2015). Is Preventing Coerced Repatriation Ethical and Possible? The Case of NGO Repatriation of South Sudanese in Israel. International Migration. 53 (5), 148-161

Gerver, M., (2015). Consent for Data on Consent. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice. 18 (4), 799-816

Gerver, M., (2015). Refugee repatriation and voluntariness. The International Journal of Human Rights. 19 (1), 32-52

Gerver, M., (2014). Testing Repatriation Contracts for Unconscionability: The Case of Refugees in Israel. International Journal of Refugee Law. 26 (2), 198-222

Gerver, M., (2013). Refugee quota trading within the context of EU-ENP cooperation: Rational, bounded rational and ethical critiques. Journal of Contemporary European Research. 9 (1), 60-77

Gerver, M., (2013). ‘Sinigurisha! (You are not for sale!)’: exploring the relationship between access to school, school fees, and sexual abuse in Rwanda. Gender and Education. 25 (2), 220-235

Books (1)

Gerver, M., (2018). The Ethics and Practice of Refugee Repatriation. Edinburgh University Press. 1474437478. 9781474437479

Grants and funding


Deporting, Detaining and Death: Morally permissible means of immigration control

British Academy

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