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Governing International Labour Migration

Current Issues, Challenges and Dilemmas, 1st Edition

Edited by Christina Gabriel, Hélène Pellerin


252 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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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

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

For almost two decades now, the RIPE Series published by Routledge has been an essential forum for cutting-edge scholarship in International Political Economy. The series brings together new and established scholars working in critical, cultural and constructivist political economy. Books in the RIPE Series typically combine an innovative contribution to theoretical debates with rigorous empirical analysis.

The RIPE Series seeks to cultivate:

  • Field-defining theoretical advances in International Political Economy
  • Novel treatments of key issue areas, both historical and contemporary, such as global finance, trade, and production
  • Analyses that explore the political economic dimensions of relatively neglected topics, such as the environment, gender relations, and migration
  • Accessible work that will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in International Political Economy.

James Brassett – Warwick

Eleni Tsingou – Copenhagen Business School

Susanne Soederberg – Queen’s

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations