International migration is an issue of enduring interest and debate, as strong as ever in the 21st century. This in-depth, global examination proposes a balance sheet of international migration and highlights its consequences regarding migrant populations at the turn of the century. It draws together theoretical studies supported by empirical examples, and derives from quantitative as well as qualitative research. Assessing the major existing models within the theory of international migration, the contributors continue to examine a variety of key themes, including: increased flows of female migration; the meaning and relationship between identity, ethnicity and diaspora; return migration and the complex problem of reintegration. The volume also establishes a typology of refugees and examines the different domains of ethnicity and racism. A valuable volume for all those interested in migration, population settlement and transnational communities, it addresses all the major issues of international migration in the new millennium.
’…a timely collection of original chapters that go to the heart of issues concerning international migration, settlement and racist reactions. Distinguished contributors from many parts of the world…cast fresh light on the theoretical, conceptual and empirical complexity of phenomena that challenge prevailing wisdom and policies…a "must read" for serious students of migration and settlement.’ James A. Beckford, University of Warwick, UK
Contents: Introduction, Danièle Joly. Part I: International Migration: Theories of international migration, Joaquin Arango; New migration movements in Central and Eastern Europe, Marek OkÃ³lski; Migration, the Asian financial crisis and its aftermath, Ronald Skeldon; Economic integration, labour market and international migration: the Mercosur case, Neide Patarra; Return migration in Africa, Oladele O. Arowolo; Migration theory and migratory realities: a gendered perspective?, Annie Phizacklea. Part II: Settlement and Ethnic Relations: Between exile and ethnicity, Danièle Joly; Interrogating identity, ethnicity and diaspora: three case studies of the ethnic Chinese, Chan Kwok Bun; Ethnicity, racism and discrimination, Michel Wieviorka; Dual citizenship as overlapping membership, Thomas Faist; Index.
The Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations series has been at the forefront of research in its field for over ten years. The series has built an international reputation for cutting edge theoretical work, for comparative research, particularly on Europe, and for nationally-based studies with broader relevance to international issues. Published in association with the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER), Utrecht University, it draws contributions from the best international scholars in the field, offering an interdisciplinary perspective on some of the key issues facing the contemporary world.