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Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance

1st Edition

Edited by Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likic-Brboric, Raúl Delgado Wise, Gülay Toksöz


172 pages

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Hardback: 9780367147266
pub: 2019-03-26

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How do the United Nations, international organizations, governments, corporate actors and a wide variety of civil society organizations and regional and global trade unions perceive the root causes of migration, global inequality and options for sustainable development? This is one of the most pertinent political questions of the 21st century.

This comprehensive collection examines the development of an emerging global governance on migration with the focus on spaces, roles, strategies and alliance-making of a composite transnational civil society engaged in issues of rights and the protection of migrants and their families. It reveals the need to strengthen networking and convergence among movements that adopt different entry points to the same struggle, from fighting ‘managed’ migration to contesting corporate control of food and land. The authors examine the opportunities and challenges faced by civil society in its endeavour to promote a rights-based approach within international and intergovernmental fora engaged in setting up a global compact for the management of migration, such as the Global Forum for Migration and Development, and in other global policy spaces.

This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Globalizations.

Table of Contents

Editors' Note

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likić-Brborić, Raúl Delgado Wise and Gülay Toksöz

1. Migration, civil society and global governance: an introduction

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Branka Likić-Brborić, Raúl Delgado Wise and Gülay Toksöz

2. Is there a space for counterhegemonic participation? Civil society in the global governance of migration

Raúl Delgado Wise

3. Global migration governance, civil society and the paradoxes of sustainability

Branka Likić-Brborić

4. Irregular migration and migrants’ informal employment: a discussion theme in international migration governance

Gülay Toksöz

5. Repoliticizing international migration narratives? Critical reflections on the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development

Kellynn Wee, Kudakwashe P. Vanyoro and Zaheera Jinnah

6. Making or unmaking a movement? Challenges for civic activism in the global governance of migration

Aleksandra Ålund and Carl-Ulrik Schierup

7. The problem of representation: civil society organizations from Turkey in the GFMD process

Cavidan Soykan and Nazlı Şenses

8. Syrian refugees in Turkey and trade union responses

Seyhan Erdoğdu

9. Angry birds of passage – migrant rights networks and counter-hegemonic resistance to global migration discourses

Stefan Rother

10. ‘Getting to the root causes of migration’ in West Africa – whose history, framing and agency counts?

Nora McKeon

Postscript: The Global compact for Migration: What Road from Marrakech?

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Raúl Delgado Wise, Stefan Rother and Aleksandra Ålund

About the Editors

Carl-Ulrik Schierup is Professor Emeritus at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden.

Branka Likic-Brboric is Professor Designate at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden.

Raúl Delgado Wise is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico.

Gülay Toksöz was Professor in the Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at Ankara University, Turkey, but retired in 2016 due to political conditions.

About the Series

Rethinking Globalizations

This series is designed to break new ground in the literature on globalisation and its academic and popular understanding. Rather than perpetuating or simply reacting to the economic understanding of globalisation, this series seeks to capture the term and broaden its meaning to encompass a wide range of issues and disciplines and convey a sense of alternative possibilities for the future.

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