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1st Edition


Edited By

Steven Vertovec

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ISBN 9780415478427
Published January 21, 2010 by Routledge
1968 Pages

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Nowadays, migration seems never far from the top of the political agenda. Whether as a consequence of civil and ethnic unrest, or as one response to the widening gulf between the wealthy and poor zones of the world, international population movement for sanctuary or settlement has become as prevalent as increased capital flows. (Indeed, for many commentators, there is a clear connection between the fluidity of population movements and the economic and technological changes that have generated ‘globalization’.)

According to UN estimates, the global stock of migrants has doubled in the past forty years and now amounts to around 200 million souls living outside their places of birth. For receiving countries, migration—at once perceived as a social challenge and an economic necessity—prompts difficult debates and questions.

Perhaps rather belatedly, the social sciences have recognized the importance of these issues and a significant body of new literature has accumulated in recent decades. The field is, however, intrinsically multidisciplinary with contributions stemming from economics, demography, human geography, law, sociology, political science, and social anthropology. Migration also interweaves with other important multidisciplinary fields such as gender studies, labour-market studies, and cultural studies.

The sheer scale of the growth in migration research output – and the breadth and complexity of the discipline – makes this new Major Work from Routledge especially timely, and answers the urgent need for a wide-ranging collection which provides easy access to the key items of scholarly literature, material that is often inaccessible or scattered throughout a variety of specialist journals and books. In five volumes, Migration brings together the best and most influential foundational and cutting-edge research on: theories of migration; patterns of migration; the politics of migration; and the dynamics of migration.

The collection is supplemented with a full index, and includes a comprehensive introduction, newly written by the editor, which places the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. Migration is destined to be valued by scholars, students, and researchers as a vital research resource.

Table of Contents


Volume I: Theories


1. G. Dorigo and W. Tobler, ‘Push-Pull Migration Laws’, Annals of the Association of American Geographers, 1983, 73, 1, 1–17.

2. A. Portes and J. Böröcz, ‘Contemporary Immigration: Theoretical Perspectives on its Determinants and Modes of Incorporation’, International Migration Review, 1989, 28, 4, 606–30.

3. D. S. Massey et al., ‘Theories of International Migration: A Review and Appraisal’, Population and Development Review, 1993, 19, 3), 431–66.

4. J. Arango, ‘Explaining Migration: A Critical View’, International Social Science Journal, 2000, 165, 283–96.

5. M. Waters, ‘Sociology and the Study of Immigration’, American Behavioral Scientist, 1999, 9, 42, 1264–8.


6. D. Gurak and F. Caces, ‘Migration Networks and the Shaping of Migration Systems’, in Mary Kritz, Lin Lean Lim, and Hania Zlotnik (eds.), International Migration Systems: A Global Approach (Clarendon Press, 1992), pp. 150–76.

7. T. Faist, ‘The Crucial Meso-Level’, in Tomas Hammar et al. (eds.), International Migration Immobility and Development: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Berg, 1997), pp. 187–217.

8. A. Wimmer and N. Glick Schiller, ‘Methodological Nationalism, the Social Sciences and the Study of Migration’, International Migration Review, 2003, 37, 3, 576-610.


9. D. Thränhardt, ‘European Migration from East to West: Present Patterns and Future Directions’, New Community, 1996, 22, 2, 227–42.

10. A. Adepoju, ‘Issues and Recent Trends in International Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa’, International Social Science Journal, 2000, 52, 165, 383–94.

11. R. King and N. Mateos, ‘Towards a Diversity of Migratory Types and Contexts in Southern Europe’, Studi Emigrazione, 2002, 39, 145, 5–25.

12. P. Fargues, ‘Arab Migration to Europe: Trends and Policies’, International Migration Review, 2004, 38, 4, 1348–71.

13. M. M. B. Asis, ‘Recent Trends in International Migration in Asia and the Pacific’, Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 2005, 20, 3, 15–38.


14. A. R. Zolberg, ‘The Next Waves: Migration Theory for a Changing World’, International Migration Review, 1989, 23, 3, 403–30.

15. A. Portes, ‘Immigration Theory for a New Century: Some Problems and Opportunities’, International Migration Review, 1997, 31, 4, 799–825.

16. S. Castles, ‘Globalization and Migration: Some Pressing Contradictions’, International Social Science Journal, 1998, 156, 179–86.

17. S. Castles, ‘Twenty-First Century Migration as a Challenge to Sociology’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2007, 33, 3, 351–71.

Volume II: Types

Labour Migrants

18. S. Castles and G. Kosack, ‘The Function of Labour Immigration in Western European Capitalism’, New Left Review, 1972, 73, 3–21.

19. M. Castells, ‘Immigrant Workers and Class Struggles in Advanced Capitalism: The West European Experience’, Politics and Society, 1975, 5, 33–66.

20. L. L. Lim and N. Oishi, ‘International Labor Migration of Asian Women: Distinctive Characteristics and Policy Concerns’, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 1996, 5, 1, 85–116.

21. P. Martin, ‘Guest Worker Policies for the Twenty-First Century’, New Community, 1997, 23, 4, 483–94.

22. S. Castles, ‘Guestworkers in Europe: A Resurrection?’, International Migration Review, 2006, 40, 4, 741–66.

23. K. Koser and J. Salt, ‘The Geography of Highly Skilled International Migration’, International Journal of Population Geography, 1997, 3, 285–303.


24. A. Shacknove, ‘Who is a Refugee?’, Ethics, 1985, 95, 2, 274–84.

25. B. S. Chimni, ‘The Geo-Politics of Refugee Studies: A View from the South’, Journal of Refugee Studies, 1998, 11, 4, 350–74.

26. R. Black, ‘Fifty Years of Refugee Studies: From Theory to Policy’, International Migration Review, 2001, 35, 1, 57–78.

27. M. J. Gibney, ‘Liberal Democratic States and Responsibilities to Refugees’, American Political Science Review, 1999, 93, 169–81.

Miscellaneous Types

28. J. Salt, ‘A Comparative Overview of International Trends and Types’, International Migration Review, 1989, 23, 3, 431–56.

29. J.-P. Cassarino, ‘Theorising Return Migration: The Conceptual Approach to Return Migrants Revisited’, International Journal on Multicultural Societies, 2004, 6, 2, 253–79.

30. F. Duvell, ‘Irregular Migration: A Global Historical and Economic Perspective’, Illegal Immigration in Europe (Palgrave, 2005), pp. 14–39.

31. A. Findlay et al., ‘International Opportunities: Searching for the Meaning of Student Migration’, Geographica Helvetica, 2005, 60, 3, 192–200.

32. A. M. Williams et al., ‘Tourism and International Retirement Migration: New Forms of an Old Relationship in Southern Europe’, Tourism Geographies, 2000, 2, 1, 28–49.

33. R. Black, ‘Environmental Refugees: Myth or Reality?’ (2001), UNHCR Working Paper No. 34.

34. K. Zimmermann, ‘Ethnic German Migration Since 1989: Results and Perspectives’ (1999), IZA Discussion Paper No. 50.

Volume III: Trends

Modes of Migration

35. R. Münz, ‘A Continent of Migration: European Mass Migration in the Twentieth Century’, New Community, 1996, 22, 2, 201–26.

36. E. Kofman, ‘Female "Birds of Passage" a Decade Later: Gender and Immigration in the European Union’, International Migration Review, 1999, 33, 126, 269–99.

37. J. Salt and J. Stein, ‘Migration as a Business: The Case of Trafficking’, International Migration, 1997, 35, 4, 467–94.

38. F. Duvell, ‘Crossing the Fringes of Europe: Transit Migration in the EU’s Neighbourhood’, COMPAS Working Paper 06-33.

Migration and Development

39. R. T. Appleyard, ‘Migration and Development: A Critical Relationship’, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 1992, 1, 1, 1–18.

40. J. Durand, E. E. Parrado, and D. S. Massey, ‘Migradollars and Development: A Reconsideration of the Mexican Case’, International Migration Review, 1996, 30, 2, 423–44.

41. P. Levitt, ‘Social Remittances: Migration Driven Local-Level Forms of Cultural Diffusion’, International Migration Review, 1998, 32, 4, 926–48.

42. N. Nyberg-Sørensen, N. Van Hear, and Poul Engberg-Pedersen, ‘The Migration-Development Nexus: Evidence and Policy Options’, International Migration, 2002, 40, 5, 49–73.


43. N. Foner, ‘What’s New about Transnationalism? New York Immigrants Today and at the Turn of the Century’, Diaspora, 1997, 6, 3, 355–75.

44. A. Portes et al., ‘The Study of Transnationalism: Pitfalls and Promise of an Emergent Research Field’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 1999, 22, 2, 217–37.

45. P. Pessar and S. Mahler, ‘Transnational Migration: Bringing Gender in’, International Migration Review, 2003, 37, 3, 812–46.

46. J. Itzigsohn and S. Giorguli Saucedo, ‘Immigrant Incorporation and Socio Cultural Transnationalism’, International Migration Review, 2002, 36, 3, 766–98.

47. L. E. Guarnizo, ‘The Economics of Transnational Living’, International Migration Review, 2003, 37, 3, 666–99.

48. R. Smith, ‘How Durable and New is Transnational Life? Historical Retrieval Though Local Comparison’, Diaspora, 2000, 9, 2, 203–25.

Volume IV: Policies

Understanding Migration Policies

49. M. J. Miller, ‘Policy Ad-hocracy: The Paucity of Coordinated Perspectives and Policies’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1986, 485, 64–75.

50. G. Freeman, ‘Modes of Immigration Politics in Liberal Democratic Societies’, International Migration Review, 1995, 29, 4, 881–902.

51. E. Meyers, ‘Theories of International Immigration Policy: A Comparative Analysis’, International Migration Review, 2000, 34, 4, 1245–82.

52. E. Thielemann, ‘Does Policy Matter? On Government Attempts at Controlling Unwanted Migration’ (2003), European Institute Working Paper 2003-02.

Forced Migration and Refugee Policy

53. R. Sales, ‘The Deserving and the Undeserving? Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Welfare in Britain’, Critical Social Policy, 2002, 22, 3, 456–78.

54. N. Van Hear, ‘Refugees in Diasporas: From Durable Solutions to Transnational Relations’, Refuge, 2006, 12, 1, 9–15.

55. J. Crisp, ‘A New Asylum Paradigm? Globalization, Migration and the Uncertain Future of the International Refugee Regime’, New Issues in Refugee Research Working Papers (UNHCR, 2003).

International Migration and the State

56. R. W. Brubaker, ‘Immigration, Citizenship, and the Nation State in France and Germany: A Comparative Historical Analysis’, International Sociology, 1990, 5, 4, 397–407.

57. C. Joppke, ‘Immigration Challenges the Nation State’, Challenge to the Nation-State (Oxford University Press), pp. 5–48.

58. D. Massey, ‘International Migration at the Dawn of the Twenty-First Century: The Role of the State’, Population and Development Review, 1999, 25, 2, 303–22.

59. E. Østergaard-Nielsen, ‘International Migration and Sending Countries: Key Issues and Themes’, International Migration and Sending Countries (Palgrave, 2003), pp. 3–32.

60. J. Hollifield, ‘The Emerging Migration State’, International Migration Review, 2004, 38, 3, 885–912.

Migration Management

61. M. Miller and P. Martin, ‘Prospects for Cooperative Management of International Migration in the 21st Century’, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 1996, 5, 2–3, 175–99.

62. A. Zolberg, ‘The Politics of Immigration Policy: An Externalist Perspective’, American Behavioral Scientist, 1999, 42, 9, 1276–9.

63. W. A. Cornelius, ‘Death at the Border: Efficacy and Unintended Consequences of US Immigration Control Policy’, Population and Development Review, 2001, 27, 4, 661–85.

64. S. Castles, ‘Why Migration Policies Fail’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2004, 27, 2, 205–27.

Volume V: Processes

Integration and Incorporation

65. P. Weil and J. Crowley, ‘Integration in Theory and Practice: A Comparison of France and Britain’, West European Politics, 1994, 17, 2, 110–26.

66. J. DeWind and P. Kasinitz, ‘Everything Old is New Again? Processes and Theories of Immigrant Incorporation’, International Migration Review, 1997, 31, 4, 1096–111.

67. A. Zolberg and Litt Woon Long, ‘Why Islam is Like Spanish: Cultural Incorporation in Europe and the United States’, Politics and Society, 1999, 27, 1, 5–38.

68. P. Kasinitz, J. Mollenkopf, and M. C. Waters, ‘Becoming Americans/Becoming New Yorkers: Immigrant Incorporation in a Majority Minority City’, in J. G. Reitz (ed.), Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants (Center of Immigration Studies, University of California), pp. 73–90.

Assimilation Debates

69. H. Gans, ‘Toward a Reconciliation of "Assimilation" and ‘Pluralism’: The Interplay of Acculturation and Ethnic Retention’, International Migration Review, 1997, 31, 4, 875–92.

70. R. Alba and V. Nee, (1997) ‘Rethinking Assimilation Theory for a New Era of Immigration’, International Migration Review, 1997, 31, 826–74.

71. R. Brubaker, ‘The Return of Assimilation? Changing Perspectives on Immigration and its Sequels in France, Germany, and the United States’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2001, 24, 4, 531–48.

72. R. Rumbaut, ‘Assimilation and its Discontents’, in J. Stone and R. Dennis (eds.), Race and Ethnicity: Comparative and Theoretical Approaches (Blackwell, 2003), pp. 237–59.

The Second Generation

73. A. Portes and M. Zhou, ‘The New Second Generation: Segmented Assimilation and its Variants Among Post 1965 Immigrant Youth’, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1993, 530, 74–98.

74. M. Zhou, ‘Segmented Assimilation: Issues, Controversies, and Recent Research on the New Second Generation’, International Migration Review, 1997, 31, 4, 975–1008.

75. M. Crul and H. Vermeulen, ‘The Second Generation in Europe’, International Migration Review, 2003, 37, 4, 965–86.

76. R. Alba, ‘Bright vs. Blurred Boundaries: Second Generation Assimilation and Exclusion in France, Germany, and the United States’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 2005, 28, 1, 20–49.

Immigration and Multiculturalism

77. S. Castles, ‘The Australian Model of Immigration and Multiculturalism: Is it Applicable to Europe?’, International Migration Review, 1992, 26, 2, 549–67.

78. C. Joppke, ‘Multiculturalism and Immigration: A Comparison of the United States, Germany and Great Britain’, Theory and Society, 1996, 25, 4, 449–500.

79. W. Kymlicka, ‘Immigration, Citizenship, Multiculturalism: Exploring the Links’, in Sarah Spencer (ed.), The Politics of Immigration (Blackwell, 2003), pp. 195–208.

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