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Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

1st Edition

Edited by Tanja Bastia, Ronald Skeldon


616 pages | 35 B/W Illus.

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The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development provides an interdisciplinary, agenda-setting survey of the fields of migration and development, bringing together over sixty 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 policy makers. 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 policy makers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography and development economics.


"When I open the pages of this Handbook, I find many an entry challenging established wisdom and asking new questions in the field 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

Table of Contents

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List of Contributors



Part I Conceptual perspectives and approaches

  1. Conceptual Approaches to Migration and Development
  2. Hein de Haas

  3. Theorizing Changing Conditions and Ongoing Silences
  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 2. 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 K 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 W Kihato

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

    Part 3. 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 21st 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. Başak Bilecen

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

Paolo Boccagni

  1. Social Protection, Development and Migration: Challenges and Prospects
  2. Rachel Sabates-Wheeler

    Part 4. Policies, Rights and Interventions

  3. Rights-Based Approaches to Migration and Development
  4. Nicola Piper

  5. Migration, the MDGs and SDGs: Context and Complexity
  6. Elaine McGregor

  7. National Migration Policy: Nature, Patterns and Effects
  8. Mathias Czaika

  9. Global Civil Society, Migration and Development
  10. Stefan Rother

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

  13. Research and Policy in Migration and Development: Some Personal Reflections
  14. L Alan Winters

    Part 5. Key Challenges for Migration and Development

  15. Are Current "Return Policies" Return Policies? A reflection and Critique
  16. Jean-Pierre Cassarino

  17. From Humanitarianism to Development: Reconfiguring the International Refugee Response Regime
  18. Roger Zetter

  19. Conflict-Induced Displacement and Development
  20. Sarah Deardorff Miller

  21. Development Induced Displacement and Resettlement: An overview of issues and interventions
  22. Yan Tan

  23. Climate-Change Disruptions to Migration Systems
  24. Neil Adger and Ricardo Safra de Campos

  25. Acute Natural Disasters and Displacement
  26. Susan Martin

  27. Trafficking, Development and the Impact on Migrants
  28. Mike Dottridge

  29. On the Margins: Migrant Smuggling in the Context of Development
  30. Marie McAuliffe

    Part 6. Migration Corridors: Large and Small

  31. The Philippines-Hong Kong Migration Corridor
  32. Deirdre McKay

  33. The Thailand-Myanmar Migration Corridor
  34. Supang Chantavanich

  35. The Kyrgyzstan-Russia Migration Corridor
  36. Madeleine Reeves

  37. The Turkey -Germany Migration Corridor
  38. Nermin Abadan-Unat and Basak Bilecen

  39. The Libya-Italy Migration Corridor
  40. Daniela Debono

  41. The Burkina Faso-Cote d’Ivoire Migration Corridor
  42. Hannah Cross

  43. The Zimbabwe-South Africa Migration Corridor
  44. Dudu S Ndlovu and Loren B Landau

  45. The Mexico-US Migration Corridor
  46. Diana Mata-Codesal and Kerstin Schmidt

  47. The Bolivia Argentina Migration Corridor
  48. Alfonso Hinojosa Gordonava

  49. The Venezuela-Trinidad and Tobago Migration Corridor
  50. Natalie Dietrich Jones

    Part 7. Translating Migration and Development

  51. Shifts in Migration and Development Studies: A Perspective from France
  52. Caroline Caplan

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

  55. Spanish Studies on Migration and Development: Areas of Prestige and Knowledge Production
  56. Almudena Cortés

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

  59. Migration and Development Transitions: a Perspective from Latin America
  60. Menara Guizardi and Alejandro Grimson

  61. Migration and the Development of the Russian State: Three Centuries of Migration Management
  62. Olga Gulina

  63. 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


About the Editors

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

Ronald Skeldon is an Emeritus Professor and Professorial Teaching Fellow, University of Sussex, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Developing Countries