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Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development

ISBN 9781315276908
Published February 14, 2020 by Routledge
622 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

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List of Contributors



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


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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