1st Edition

Migration Governance in Asia A Multi-level Analysis

Edited By Kazunari Sakai, Noemi Lanna Copyright 2022
    224 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The contributors to this book investigate migration governance in Asia through a multilevel analysis, addressing its local, national and regional dimensions as well as placing it in the wider context of global migration governance.

    Core case studies include migration to and within Japan, the migration of Burmese and Tibetan refugees to India, and the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar. Evaluating the rules, norms and processes put in place by state and non-state actors to cope with international migration, the contributors focus especially on migration flows and the extent to which Asian cases are distinct from those elsewhere. This includes comparative cases from Europe and the United States to provide a comparative context for the analysis of Asia.

    A valuable resource for students and scholars of migration studies, especially those with a particular interest in Asia.

    Introduction Kazunari Sakai and Noemi Lanna Part 1 Migration Governance in Historical Perspective 1. Moving towards the North: Internal migration in Modern Japan Rosa Caroli 2. The origins of "good governance" in Europe: The case of Serbian refugees in France during World War One Stanislav Sretenović Part 2 Migration Governance at Local, National and Regional Levels 3. Issues on Refugee Acceptance in Japanese Society Sung Wook Hong 4. Poverty of Migrants in Japan Naoto Higuchi, Sachi Takaya and Nanako Inaba 5. Nationalism in Exile: Burmese and Tibetan Refugees in India Anne-Sophie Bentz 6. Do Sanctuary Cities Protect Unauthorised Immigrants? Intergovernmental Disputes between the Trump Administration and Sanctuary Cities over Immigration Policies Masaharu Yasuoka 7. Between the hammer of non-interference and the anvil of third-party influence: ASEAN, APT and EAS vis-à-vis the Rohingya migration crisis Noemi Lanna 8. Euro-Mediterranean Experiences on Management of Migration Governance Giuseppe Cataldi Part 3 Toward Global Migration Governance 9. Migration and the Nation-State: The Contradictions of Globalization Kazuhiro Ota 10. Governance Related to Human Migration Kazunari Sakai


    Kazunari Sakai is Professor at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, Japan. Awarded MA from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies in 1994 and PhD from Kobe University in 2007. After working for the Ministry of Education of Japan and Tokyo Institute of Technology, he joined Kobe University as an academic member. He stayed as invited professor at Sciences Po Paris, Université Paris Nanterre and Université Panthéon-Assas Paris II. His research focuses on the EU’s external relations with neigbouring countries, migration issues across the Mediterranean Sea, and global governance related to migration.

    Noemi Lanna is Associate Professor at the University of Naples "L’Orientale" where she teaches "Modern and Contemporary History of Japan" and "Japan in the international system". She holds a Master of Arts in Social Sciences (Hitotsubashi University) and a PhD in Asian studies (University of Naples "L’Orientale”). She served as a postgraduate Monbukagakushō fellow at Hitotsubashi University (1998-2000), a "visiting PhD candidate" at the Center for International Studies of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2003-2004), visiting professor of the KUPES Programme, Kobe University (2016), and visiting professor for the Erasmus staff mobility for teaching programme at Ruhr Universität Bochum (2019). Her research interests focus on international history of East Asia and on modern and contemporary history of Japan, with particular reference to postwar intellectual history.

    "At a time when the centre of geopolitical gravity is decisively shifting towards Asia, this edited collection sheds light on an aspect largely overlooked, that of migration governance analyzed in its local, national and regional dimensions. Written by leading experts on the topic, the book contributes to our understanding of contemporary dynamics in Asia and of its implications for the West."---Nicola Casarini, Associate fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)