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Governing International Labour Migration
Current Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas

ISBN 9780415433686
Published August 20, 2008 by Routledge
272 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book offers a critical examination of the way in which the nature and governance of international labour migration is changing within a globalizing environment.

It examines how labour mobility and the governance of labour migration are changing by exploring the links between political economy and differentiated forms of labour migration. Additionally, it considers the effects of new social models of inclusion and exclusion on labour migration. Therefore, the book troubles the conventional dichotomies and categorizations – permanent vs. temporary; skilled vs. unskilled; legal vs. illegal -- that have informed migration studies and regulatory frameworks. Theoretically, this volume contributes to an ongoing project of reframing the study of migration within politics and international relations.

Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of scholars, drawing on examples from the European Union, North America and Asia, Governing International Labour Migration will be of interest to students and scholars of migration studies, IPE, international relations, and economics.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Regulating Labour Migration  1. Managing Migration and Citizenship in Europe: Towards an Overarching Framework  2. Governing Labour Migration in the Era of Gats  3. Anti-Illegal Immigration Policy  4. Why International Banks Became Interested in Migrant Remittances  Part 2: Constructing Categories of Migrant Labour  5. Governing the Mobility of Skills  6. Revisiting the Permanent-Temporary Labour Migration Dichotomy  7. A ‘Healthy’ Trade? Nafta, Labour Mobility and Canadian Nurses  8. At the Heart of ‘Migration Management’  Part 3: Regional Dynamics  9. The US-Mexico Migration Honeymoon of 2001  10. Migration by the Poor and Economic Globalization  11. Governance of Economic Migration and Transnationalization of Rights.  Conclusion

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Christina Gabriel is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Hélène Pellerin is Associate Professor at the School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa, Canada.