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1st Edition

Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

ISBN 9781032173993
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
624 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

Part I. Conceptual perspectives and approaches 1. Paradoxes of Migration and Development 2. Migration and Development: Theorising Changing Conditions 3. Migration and Development: Theoretical Legacies and Analytical Agendas in the Age of Rising Powers 4. The Interface between Internal and International Migration 5. Border Work: Frames, Barriers, and Disingenuous Development 6. Undocumented Migration and Development 7. Geographies and Histories of Unfreedom Part II. Economic and Social Dimensions: Poverty and Inequalities 8. Migration and Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Overview 9. Gender, Migration, and Development 10. Remittances: Eight Analytical Perspectives 11.Social Remittances 12. Skilled Migration 13. Diasporas and Development in the Global Age 14. The Informalisation of Migration Governance Across Africa’s Urban Archipelagos 15. Labour Migration, Poverty, and Inequality: A Gap in the Development Debate Part III. Families and Social Policy 16. The Well-Being of Stay Behind Family Members in Migrant Households 17. Families and Migration in the Twenty-First Century 18. Independent Child Migration: Mobilities and Life Course Transitions 19. Ageing, Migration, and Development 20. Migration and Health 21. Care, Social Reproduction, and Migration 22. Education and Migration 23. So Many Houses, as Many Homes? Transnational Housing, Migration, and Development 24. Social Protection, Development, and Migration: Challenges and Prospects Part IV. Policies, Rights, and Interventions 25. Rights-Based Approaches to Migration and Development 26. Migration, the MDGs, and SDGs: Context and Complexity 27. National Migration Policy: Nature, Patterns, and Effects 28. Global Civil Society, Migration, and Development 29. When Liberal Democracy Pulls Apart: Challenges for Protecting Migrants’ Rights in the UK 30. Research and Policy in Migration and Development: Some Personal Reflections Part V. Key Challenges for Migration and Development 31. Are Current ‘Return Policies’ Return Policies? A Reflection and Critique 32. From Humanitarianism to Development: Reconfiguring the International Refugee Response Regime 33. Conflict-Induced Displacement and Development 34. Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: An overview of issues and interventions 35. Climate-Change Disruptions to Migration Systems 36. Acute Natural Disasters and Displacement 37. Effects of Anti-Trafficking Policies on Migrants 38. On the Margins: Migrant Smuggling in the Context of Development Part VI. Migration Corridors: Large and Small 39. The Philippines–Hong Kong Migration Corridor 40. Thailand–Myanmar Migration Corridor: From Battlefield to Marketplace 41. The Kyrgyzstan–Russia Migration Corridor 42. The Turkey–Germany Migration Corridor 43. The Libya–Italy Migration Corridor 44. The Burkina Faso–Côte d’Ivoire Migration Corridor 45. The Zimbabwe–South Africa Migration Corridor 46. The Mexico–US Migration Corridor 47. The Bolivia–Argentina Migration Corridor 48. The Venezuela–Trinidad and Tobago Migration Corridor Part VII. Translating Migration and Development 49. Shifts in Migration and Development Studies: A Perspective from France 50. Migration, Development, and Border Control: A Review of the German Literature 51. Spanish Studies on Migration and Development: Areas of Prestige and Knowledge Production 52. Development as the Axis Migration Policy: A Perspective from Brazil 53. Migration and Development Transitions: A Perspective from Latin America 54. Migration and the Development of the Russian State: Three Centuries of Migration Management 55. Internal Migration and Development: A Perspective from China In Lieu of a Conclusion: Tracing the Way Forward in Migration and Development

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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