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Globalisation and Migration

New Issues, New Politics, 1st Edition

Edited by Ronaldo Munck


240 pages

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This book critically examines the new issues and new politics regarding migration in the era of globalisation from a majority world perspective. It examines the current shifts in the global political economy and the effects it has, for example, in relation to rural displacement. When and how does this lead to national and/or transnational migration? We need to examine the ways in which migration is cut across and impacts on the generation of racism and xenophobia in the west. The issue of remittances by migrants to the ‘developing’ nations needs careful study as does the controversial issue of ‘brain drain’ versus ‘brain gain’ through migration. The growing importance of trafficking for forced labour has now been taken up by various international bodies but is it the new normality or simply an unfortunate side effect of globalisation to be overcome through legislation? Migration is becoming increasingly gendered in its composition and flows but also in the receiving countries where men and women do very different jobs. We can predict the increasing racialization and gendering of migration but how will the state and society respond to these shifts?

This book was published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

Table of Contents

1. Globalisation, Governance and Migration: An Introduction Ronaldo Munck 2. Globalisation, International Labour Migration and the Rights of Migrant Workers Piyasiri Wickramasekara 3. The Ideal Immigrant? Gendered class subjects in Philippine–Canada migration Pauline Gardiner Barber 4. Feminisation of Migration and the Social Dimensions of Development: The Asian Case Nicola Piper 5. The Myth of Invasion: The Inconvenient Realities of African Migration to Europe Hein de Haas 6. Globalisation and Migrant Labour in a ‘Rainbow Nation’: A Fortress South Africa? Nicos Trimikliniotis, Steven Gordon and Brian Zondo 7. ‘Keeping Them in Their Place’: The Ambivalent Relationship between Development and Migration in Africa Oliver Bakewell 8. Capitalist Restructuring, Development and Labour Migration: The Mexico–US Case Raul Delgado Wise and Humberto Marquez Covarrubias 9. The Violence of Development and the Migration/Insecurities Nexus: Labour Migration in a North American Context Marianne H. Marchand 10. ‘Remittances are Beautiful’? Gender Implications of the New Global Remittances Trend Rahel Kunz 11. Development and Return Migration: From Policy Panacea to Migrant Perspective Sustainability Marieke van Houte and Tine Davids 12. Migrant Workers in the ILO’s Global Alliance Against Forced Labour Report: A Critical Appraisal Ben Rogaly 13. Towards a Theory of Illegal Migration: Historical and Structural Components Martin Baldwin-Edwards

About the Editor

Ronaldo Munck works at Dublin City University where he leads internationalisation and social development. He has written widely on labour and on development issues over the years including Globalisation and Labour: The new ‘Great Transformation (2003). His work has been widely translated. He now works on trade union responses to migration.

About the Series


THIRDWORLDS will focus on the political economy, development and cultures of those parts of the world that have experienced the most political, social, and economic upheaval, and which have faced the greatest challenges of the postcolonial world under globalisation: poverty, displacement and diaspora, environmental degradation, human and civil rights abuses, war, hunger, and disease.

THIRDWORLDS serves as a signifier of oppositional emerging economies and cultures ranging from Africa, Asia, Latin America, Middle East, and even those ‘Souths’ within a larger perceived North, such as the U.S. South and Mediterranean Europe. The study of these otherwise disparate and discontinuous areas, known collectively as the Global South, demonstrates that as globalisation pervades the planet, the south, as a synonym for subalterity, also transcends geographical and ideological frontiers.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Economic Conditions
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration