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Migration in the 21st Century

Rights, Outcomes, and Policy, 1st Edition

Edited by Thomas N. Maloney, Kim Korinek


304 pages | 13 B/W Illus.

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In this volume, we examine the challenges and opportunities created by global migration at the start of the 21st century. Our focus extends beyond economic impact to questions of international law, human rights, and social and political incorporation. We examine immigrant outcomes and policy questions at the global, national, and local levels. Our primary purpose is to connect ethical, legal, and social science scholarship from a variety of disciplines in order to raise questions and generate new insights regarding patterns of migration and the design of useful policy.

While the book incorporates studies of the evolution of immigration law globally and over the very long term, as well as considerations of the magnitude and determinants of immigrant flows at the global level, it places particular emphasis on the growth of immigration to the United States in the 1990s and early 2000s and provides new insights on the complex relationships between federal and state politics and regulation, popular misconceptions about the economic and social impacts of immigration, and the status of 'undocumented' immigrants.

Table of Contents

Contributers 1. Introduction Kim Korinek and Thomas N. Maloney Part 1: International Law, Human Rights, and Migration in the Global Context 2. Living with Noncitizens: Migration, Domination and Human Rights James Bohman 3. The Rights of Aliens: Legal Regimes and Historical Perspectives Tony Anghie and Wayne McCormack 4. How Should Corporate Social Responsibility Address Human Labor Migration and Human Rights in an Era of Globalization? Erin Ortiz, Esther Agyeman-Budu, and George Cheney Part 2: Migrant Impacts and Outcomes: Demographic, Economic, Political, and Social 5. Global Patterns of Migration, Richard Bilsborrow 6. The Labor Market Effects of Immigration: A Unified View of Recent Developments Giovanni Peri 7. Bridging the Gap: Transnational and Ethnic Organizations in the Political Incorporation of Immigration in the United States Alejandro Portes, Cristina Escobar, and Renelinda Arana 8. Migrants, Migrant Communities, Social Capital, and Violence Benjamin N. Judkins and Stephen E. Reynolds 9. Pathways to College, to the Professoriate, and to a Green Card: Linking Research Practice on Immigrant Latino Youth Catherine R Cooper and Rebeca Burciaga 10. Facts and Fictions of Unauthorized Immigration to the US Patricia-Fernandez-Kelly Part 3: Rights, Outcomes, and Policy at the State and Local Level: A Case Study of Utah 11. Driving in a New Immigrant Destination: Migrant Rights and State-level Policy Julie Stewart and Ken Jameson 12. Legal Status and Economic Mobility among Immigrants in the Early Twenty-First Century: Evidence from the 'New Gateway' of Utah Thomas N. Maloney, Thomas Kontuly 13. Trapped in Resettlement! What Integration for Refugees in Utah? MacLeans Geo-JaJa Part 4: Summary: What Have We Learned? 14. Immigration in the Early 21st Century: Lessons from a Multi-Disciplinary Investigation, Kim Korinek and Thomas N. Maloney

About the Editors

Thomas N. Maloney is Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Utah. Kim Korinek is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Utah.

Kim Korinek is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and an AssistantInvestigator in the Institute of Public and International Affairs at the University of Utah.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Urban & Regional
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / Economics