2nd Edition

Global Migration Patterns, Processes and Politics

By Elizabeth Mavroudi, Caroline Nagel Copyright 2023
    318 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    318 Pages 38 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This new, fully updated edition of Global Migration provides students with a thorough and grounded understanding of multiple dimensions of migration, including labour markets, citizenship, border control, integration and identity.

    Written by two geographers, the book incorporates insights from across the social sciences and is accessible to students in many disciplines. Providing a useful and timely introduction to migration, the textbook addresses migration in a holistic way and equips students with the tools they need to participate in contemporary debates about migration in sending and destination contexts. It conveys to students that the causes and effects of migration are geographically specific and contingent upon class, race, gender and other markers of social difference. Rather than identifying simple solutions to migration ‘problems’, the book encourages students to think about unauthorized migration, asylum, refugee resettlement, labour migration, and other forms of mobility (and immobility) from different vantage points.

    Global Migration serves as the go-to book for teaching advanced undergraduate and master’s-level students about the complexities of migration across nation-state borders.

    Chapter 1 – Making sense of global migration

    Chapter 2 – Global migration in historical perspective

    Chapter 3 – Migrant labour in the economy

    Chapter 4 – Migration and development

    Chapter 5 – Refugees

    Chapter 6 – Immigration control and border politics

    Chapter 7 – The politics of citizenship and integration

    Chapter 8 – Migrant identities, mobilizations and place-making practices


    Elizabeth Mavroudi is a Reader in Human Geography in the Division of Geography and Environment in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at Loughborough University, UK.

    Caroline Nagel is a Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina, USA.

    "The second edition of Global Migration continues to fill an important gap as an outstanding and updated textbook for the study of a topic that is shaping our century. The book offers multidisciplinary insights into the global politics, patterns, and practices of migration and engages students in a highly accessible way." 

    Professor Harald Bauder, Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada.

    "Clear, succinct and eminently readable, Global Migration, 2nd edition sets a high standard as a go-to text for the student of migration. It is comprehensive, authoritative and up-to-date, and covers the big debates in migration, such as the refugee "crisis" and the relationship between migration and development."

    Professor Russell King, University of Sussex, UK. 

    "This approachable and informative book constitutes a valuable guide to current debates and concepts in the field of migration studies. Using geographical perspectives, concise language and clear illustrations the volume provides a much-needed exploration of issues in global migration."

    Nick Gill, University of Exeter, UK.