It has been half a century since the Geneva Refugee Convention came into place, but there is still no comparable international regime which provides for the increasing phenomenon of mobile economic migrants. At a time of global mobility, when migration policies are constantly changing and the security and rights of migrants are called into question, there is clearly a need for strengthened international cooperation. This volume brings together an international team of authors to examine the prospects for improvements in such cooperation and for the establishment of a framework of basic global or regional norms of conduct. Issues addressed in the book include how to augment the development effects of migration for source countries, how to meet the security and rights interests of both states and migrants and how to improve the prospects for integration of migrants in destination countries. With its fresh, policy-focused and global approach, this volume will be of great value to both academics and policy-makers.
Kristof Tamas is a Research Consultant at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, Sweden. Joakim Palme is Director of the Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden, and Professor (adjunct) at the Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University, Sweden. He is currently directing a research programme which aims at providing new insights on how to reform social institutions in ageing societies. This includes traditional social policy programs as well as labour market and migration policies.
'This comprehensive survey by some of the world's leading migration scholars will provide important material for current efforts at improving international cooperation on migration policy. It will also be an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this crucial issue.' Professor Stephen Castles, Director, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK