1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

Edited By Tanja Bastia, Ronald Skeldon Copyright 2020
    624 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    622 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development provides an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting survey of the fields of migration and development, bringing together over 60 expert contributors from around the world to chart current and future trends in research on this topic.

    The links between migration and development can be traced back to the post-war period, if not further, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the 'migration–development nexus' has risen to prominence for academics and policymakers. Starting by mapping the different theoretical approaches to migration and development, this book goes on to present cutting edge research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions, and the key challenges surrounding migration and development. While much of the migration literature continues to be dominated by US and British perspectives, this volume includes original contributions from most regions of the world to offer alternative non-Anglophone perspectives.

    Given the increasing importance of migration in both international development and current affairs, the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development will be of interest both to policymakers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography, and development economics.

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    Part I. Conceptual perspectives and approaches

    1. Paradoxes of Migration and Development
    2. Hein de Haas

    3. Migration and Development: Theorising Changing Conditions
    4. Nina Glick Schiller

    5. Migration and Development: Theoretical Legacies and Analytical Agendas in the Age of Rising Powers
    6. Parvati Raghuram

    7. The Interface between Internal and International Migration
    8. Julie Vullnetari

    9. Border Work: Frames, Barriers, and Disingenuous Development
    10. Mike Collyer

    11. Undocumented Migration and Development
    12. Oliver Bakewell

    13. Geographies and Histories of Unfreedom
    14. Uma Kothari

      Part II. Economic and Social dimensions: Poverty and Inequalities

    15. Migration and Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Overview
    16. Ingrid Palmary

    17. Gender, Migration, and Development
    18. Tanja Bastia and Karlijn Haagsman

    19. Remittances: Eight Analytical Perspectives
    20. Jørgen Carling

    21. Social Remittances
    22. Ilka Vari-Lavoisier

    23. Skilled Migration
    24. Ronald Skeldon

    25. Diasporas and Development in the Global Age
    26. Cathy Wilcock

    27. The Informalisation of Migration Governance across Africa’s Urban Archipelagos
    28. Loren B. Landau and Caroline Wanjiku Kihato

    29. Labour Migration, Poverty, and Inequality: a Gap in the Development Debate
    30. Arjan de Haan

      Part III. Families and Social Policy

    31. The Well-Being of Stay Behind Family Members in Migrant Households
    32. Karlijn Haagsman and Valentina Mazzucato

    33. Families and Migration in the Twenty-First Century
    34. Mahala Miller, Nicholas Bascuñan-Wiley, and Erika Busse-Cárdenas

    35. Independent Child Migration: Mobilities and Life Course Transitions
    36. Dorte Thorsen

    37. Ageing, Migration, and Development
    38. Russell King and Aija Lulle

    39. Migration and Health
    40. Melissa Seigel

    41. Care, Social Reproduction, and Migration
    42. Gioconda Herrera

    43. Education and Migration
    44. Basak Bilecen

    45. So Many Houses, as Many Homes? Transnational Housing, Migration. and Development
    46. Paolo Boccagni

    47. Social Protection, Development, and Migration: Challenges and Prospects
    48. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

      Part IV. Policies, Rights, and Interventions

    49. Rights-Based Approaches to Migration and Development
    50. Nicola Piper

    51. Migration, the MDGs, and SDGs: Context and Complexity
    52. Elaine McGregor

    53. National Migration Policy: Nature, Patterns, and Effects
    54. Mathias Czaika

    55. Global Civil Society, Migration, and Development
    56. Stefan Rother

    57. When Liberal Democracy Pulls Apart: Challenges for Protecting Migrants’ Rights in the UK
    58. Don Flynn

    59. Research and Policy in Migration and Development: Some Personal Reflections
    60. L. Alan Winters

      Part V. Key Challenges for Migration and Development

    61. Are Current ‘Return Policies’ Return Policies? A reflection and Critique
    62. Jean-Pierre Cassarino

    63. From Humanitarianism to Development: Reconfiguring the International Refugee Response Regime
    64. Roger Zetter

    65. Conflict-Induced Displacement and Development
    66. Sarah Deardorff Miller

    67. Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: An Overview of Issues and Interventions
    68. Yan Tan

    69. Climate-Change Disruptions to Migration Systems
    70. W. Neil Adger and Ricardo Safra de Campos

    71. Acute Natural Disasters and Displacement
    72. Susan F. Martin

    73. Effects of Anti-Trafficking Policies on Migrants
    74. Mike Dottridge

    75. On the Margins: Migrant Smuggling in the Context of Development
    76. Marie McAuliffe

      Part VI. Migration Corridors: Large and Small

    77. The Philippines–Hong Kong Migration Corridor
    78. Deirdre McKay

    79. The Thailand–Myanmar Migration Corridor: From Battlefield to Marketplace
    80. Supang Chantavanich

    81. The Kyrgyzstan–Russia Migration Corridor
    82. Madeleine Reeves

    83. The Turkey–Germany Migration Corridor
    84. Nermin Abadan-Unat and Basak Bilecen

    85. The Libya–Italy Migration Corridor
    86. Daniela Debono

    87. The Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Migration Corridor
    88. Hannah Cross

    89. The Zimbabwe–South Africa Migration Corridor
    90. Dudu S Ndlovu and Loren B Landau

    91. The Mexico–US Migration Corridor
    92. Diana Mata-Codesal and Kerstin Schmidt

    93. The Bolivia–Argentina Migration Corridor
    94. Alfonso Hinojosa Gordonava

    95. The Venezuela–Trinidad and Tobago Migration Corridor
    96. Natalie Dietrich Jones

      Part VII. Translating Migration and Development

    97. Shifts in Migration and Development Studies: A Perspective from France
    98. Caroline Caplan

    99. Migration, Development, and Border Control: a Review of the German Literature
    100. Heike Drotbohm and Franziska Reiffen

    101. Spanish Studies on Migration and Development: Areas of Prestige and Knowledge Production
    102. Almudena Cortés Maisonave

    103. Development as the Axis Migration Policy: a Perspective from Brazil
    104. Leonardo Cavalcanti da Silva and María del Carmen Villarreal Villamar

    105. Migration and Development Transitions: a Perspective from Latin America
    106. Menara Lube Guizardi and Alejandro Grimson

    107. Migration and the Development of the Russian State: Three Centuries of Migration Management
    108. Olga R. Gulina

    109. Internal Migration and Development: A Perspective from China

    Chan Kam Wing and Xiaxia Yang

    In Lieu of a Conclusion: Tracing the Way Forward in Migration and Development



    Tanja Bastia is a Reader at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK.

    Ronald Skeldon is an Emeritus Professor, University of Sussex, UK, and Honorary Professor, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

    "When I open the pages of this Handbook, I find many an entry challenging established wisdom and asking new questions in the field of migration and development. I trust that it will come to be an indispensable source of inspiration for focusing crucial debates and sharpening existing research in this vital area of scholarship." -- Thomas Faist, Professor of Sociology of Transnationalization, Migration and Development, University of Bielefeld, Germany

    "This volume includes contributions from leading scholars working at the interface of migration and development. The emphasis on inequality and on migration ‘corridors’ in the Global South offers new insights into the complexity of these relationships and the need to situate migration within wider economic, political and social processes."  -- Heaven Crawley, Director, UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub, Coventry University, UK

    Translated excerpt from review in Politique étrangère

    "For anyone who thought the relationship between migration and development could be encapsulated in the simple equation – that more development means less migration in the world – this handbook, edited by Tanja Bastia and Ronald Skeldon, will provide very useful reading. This new addition to the Routledge Handbook collection paints a broad and complex picture of the link between these two terms which has informed the public and private debate on relations between the North and the South for the past 40 years...To date, it constitutes the most comprehensive compendium available on this topic." -- Christophe Bertossi, Director of the Migration and Citizenship Center of Ifri