2nd Edition

Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies

Edited By Anna Triandafyllidou Copyright 2023
    498 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    498 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. The new edition incorporates numerous new chapters on issues including return migration, the relationship between urbanisation and migration, the role of advanced digital technologies in migration governance, decision making and human agency, and the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global migration.

    Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in-depth examination of the major analytical questions pertaining to migration and asylum, whilst discussing key areas such as work, welfare, families, citizenship, the relationship between migration and development, asylum and irregular migration. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from different world regions and covering a broad range of disciplines including sociology, geography, legal studies, political science, and economics, the Handbook is a truly multidisciplinary reader.

    Organised into 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.

    Part I: Key Analytical and Policy Dimensions on Migration and Asylum

    1. Migration Theories: A Critical Overview

    Karen O’Reilly

    2. Demography and International Migration

    Philippe Fargues

    3. Gender and Migration

    Parvati Raghuram and Omololá S. Olarinde

    4. Transnational Migration

    Ayse Caglar

    5. Cities and Migration

    Nick Dines

    6. Return Migration

    Katie Kuschminder

    7. Migration Decision-Making

    Marta Bivand Erdal and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

    8. Migration and Artificial Intelligence

    Ana Beduschi

    9. Migration and the Pandemic Emergency

    Anna Triandafyllidou

    Part II: Migration and Labour Market

    10. International Migration and US Innovation: Insights from the US Experience

    William R. Kerr

    11. High-Skilled Migration in the Post-Covid Era

    S. Irudaya Rajan

    12. Global Elite Migrations

    Irina Isaakyan

    13. Migrant Entrepreneurship: Self-employment as a Strategy of Economic Incorporation

    Jan Rath and Veronique Schutjens

    14. From Temporary Migrant to Labour Citizen

    Dimitria Groutsis

    15. Discrimination Against Immigrants in the Labour Market

    Rupa Banerjee

    Part III: Migration, Families, and Welfare

    16. Migration, Work and Welfare

    Eleonore Kofman

    17. Irregular Migration and the Welfare State: Strange Allies?

    Maurizio Ambrosini

    18. Global Care Chains

    Gianne Sheena Sabio, Kritika Pandey, and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

    19. Family Migration and Migrant Integration

    Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali

    20. International Students in a Mobile World

    Helen Forbes-Mewett

    21. Migration and the Health and Care Sector

    Margaret Walton-Roberts

    Part IV: Cultural Diversity, Citizenship, and Socio-Politico Integration Challenge

    22. Migration, Citizenship, and Post-National Membership

    Jelena Dzankic

    23. Paradigms Lost? Immigrant Integration and its Discontents

    Triadafilos Triadafilopoulo

    24. Migration and Cultural Diversity Challenges in the 21st Century

    Nasar Meer and Tariq Modood

    25. Inclusion of Migrant Children in Educational Systems

    Dirk Jacobs and Perrine Devleeshouwer

    26. Migrants and their cultural world: when things teach us about lives

    Amin Moghadam

    Part IV: Migration and Development

    27. Migration and Economic Remittances: Impact on Development

    Bilesha Weeraratne

    28. Migration and Diasporas: What Role in Home Country Development?

    Piyasiri Wickramasekara

    29. Migration and Development: A Focus on Africa

    Joseph Kofi Teye

    30. Migration and Development in Asia: A View through the Lens of ‘Hubs and Hinterlands’

    Binod Khadria and Ratnam Mishra

    31. Asian Migration to the Gulf States

    Chinmay Tumbe

    32. Reframing the Migration and Development Question in the 21st Century

    Raúl Delgado Wise

    33. Contested Migration and Development Agendas: Contrasting Views from Africa and Europe

    Caroline Wanjiku Kihato and Oliver Bakewell

    Part VI: Asylum and Refugee Studies Today

    34. Unmixing Migrants and Refugees

    Liza Schuster

    35. Refugee Studies Has Always Been Critical

    Linn Biorklund and Jennifer Hyndman

    36. Asylum in the 21st Century: Trends and Challenges

    Idil Atak and François Crépeau

    37. Environmental Change and Migration: Bringing power and inequality back in

    Sara Vigil

    38. Climate Change and Migration: Lessons from Oceania

    John R. Campbell and Richard D. Bedford

    39. Venezuelans in Latin America: Looking Beyond the Binary of Migrants versus Asylum Seekers

    Gioconda Herrera

    40. Seeking Asylum in the Middle East: Lessons from the Syrian Crisis

    Ayhan Kaya

    Part VII: Irregular Migration

    41. The Challenge of Irregular Migration

    Sarah Spencer

    42. Of ‘in between’ spaces and (un)interrupted journeys: transit migration

    Angeliki Dimitriadi

    43. Migrant Smuggling

    Anna Triandafyllidou

    44. Sanctuary Cities

    Mireille Paquet

    45. Exploitation and Situations of Vulnerability of Migrant Workers in Europe: Legal and Policy Responses and Challenges

    Letizia Palumbo


    Anna Triandafyllidou holds the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University), Canada. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on the governance of migration and asylum; the management of cultural diversity, nationalism and identity issues; and overall, the contemporary challenges of migration and integration across different world regions. She is author of Immigrants and National Identity in Europe (Routledge, 2001) and co-author of Migrant Smuggling: Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe (2012), Rethinking Migration and Return in Southeastern Europe: Albanian Mobilities to and from Italy and Greece (Routledge, 2021), and What is Europe? (Second Edition, Routledge, 2022). She is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies.