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Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance

    182 Pages
    by Routledge

    182 Pages
    by Routledge

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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.

    Chapters 1, 3, and 6 of this book are freely available as downloadable Open Access PDFs at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license (Chapters 1 and 6) and a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) (Chapter 3).


    Editors' Note  1. Migration, civil society and global governance: an introduction  2. Is there a space for counterhegemonic participation? Civil society in the global governance of migration  3. Global migration governance, civil society and the paradoxes of sustainability  4. Irregular migration and migrants’ informal employment: a discussion theme in international migration governance  5. Repoliticizing international migration narratives? Critical reflections on the Civil Society Days of the Global Forum on Migration and Development  6. Making or unmaking a movement? Challenges for civic activism in the global governance of migration  7. The problem of representation: civil society organizations from Turkey in the GFMD process  8. Syrian refugees in Turkey and trade union responses  9. Angry birds of passage – migrant rights networks and counter-hegemonic resistance to global migration discourses  10. ‘Getting to the root causes of migration’ in West Africa – whose history, framing and agency counts?  Postscript: The Global compact for Migration: What Road from Marrakech?


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

    Branka Likić-Brborić 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.