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Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

ISBN 9781138794313
Published October 6, 2015 by Routledge
414 Pages 21 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive and unique study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in depth examination of legal migration management in the labour market and its affect upon families in relation to wider issues of migrant integration and citizenship.

With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from a broad range of disciplines including sociology of migration, human geography, legal studies, political sciences and economics, the Handbook is a truly multi-disciplinary book approaching the critical questions of:

  • Migration and the labour market

  • Integration and citizenship

  • Migration, families and welfare

  • Irregular migration

  • smuggling and trafficking in human beings

  • asylum and forced migration.

Organised into short thematic and geographical chapters the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies provides a concise overview on the different topics and world regions, as well as useful guidance for both the starting and the more experienced reader. The Handbook’s expansive content and illustrative style will appeal to both students and professionals studying in the field of migration and international organisations.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Anna Triandafyllidou  Part I: Theories and Historical Contextualisation of Migration and Asylum Trends  1. Migration Theories: A critical overview, Karen O’Reilly  2. Evaluating Migration Policy Effectiveness, Mathias Czaika and Hein de Haas  3. Demography and International Migration, Philippe Fargues  4. Migration and Gender, Mirjana Morokvasic  5. Transnational Migration, Ayse Caglar  Part II: Migration and the Labour Market  6. Are Migrants Good for the Host Country’s Economy?, Nazmun N. Ratna  7. International Migration and US Innovation: Insights from the US experience, William R. Kerr  8. High-Skilled Migration, S Irudaya Rajan  9. Migrant Entrepreneurship: Alternative paradigms of economic integration, Jan Rath and Veronique Schutjens  10.Temporary, Seasonal, Circular Migration: A critical appraisal, Ronald Skeldon  11. Guest-Worker Schemes Yesterday and Today: Advantages and liabilities, Dimitria Groutsis and Lina Venturas  12.Discrimination Against Immigrants in the Labour Market: An overview and a typology, John Wrench  Part III: Migration and the Labour Market  13.Migration, Work and Welfare, Eleonore Kofman  14. Irregular Migration and the Welfare State: Strange allies?, Maurizio Ambrosini  15. Global Care Chains, Helma Lutz and Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck  16.Transnational Parenthood, Olena Fedyuk  17. Family Migration and Migrant Integration, Saskia Bonjour and Albert Kraler  Part IV: Cultural Diversity, Citizenship and Socio-Political Integration Challenges  18. Migration, Citizenship and Post National Membership, Jelena Dzankic  19. Integration Paradigms in Europe and North America, Irina Isaakyan  2

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Professor Anna Triandafyllidou heads the Research Area on Cultural Pluralism at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies). She is Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (since 2022) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.