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Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

About the Series

This series is dedicated to the growing and important area of mobilities and migration, particularly through the lens of international development. It promotes innovative and interdisciplinary research targeted at a global readership. The series welcomes submissions from established and junior authors on cutting-edge and high-level research on key topics that feature in global news and public debate.

These include the so called European migration crisis; famine in the Horn of Africa; riots; environmental migration; development-induced displacement and resettlement; livelihood transformations; people-trafficking; health and infectious diseases; employment; South-South migration; population growth; children’s wellbeing; marriage and family; food security; the global financial crisis; drugs wars; and other contemporary crisis.

To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Helena Hurd ([email protected]).

18 Series Titles

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Student Migration from Eastern to Western Europe

Student Migration from Eastern to Western Europe

1st Edition


By Mette Ginnerskov-Dahlberg
July 30, 2021

This book explores European student mobility from the perspectives of Eastern European students moving to Western Europe for study. Whilst most research on student migration in Europe focuses on the experiences of Western European students, this book uniquely casts a light on Eastern European ...

Family Practices in Migration Everyday Lives and Relationships

Family Practices in Migration: Everyday Lives and Relationships

1st Edition

Edited By Martha Montero-Sieburth, Rosa Mas Giralt, Noemi Garcia-Arjona, Joaquín Eguren
May 25, 2021

This book places family at the centre of discussions about migration and migrant life, seeing migrants not as isolated individuals, but as relational beings whose familial connections influence their migration decisions and trajectories. Particularly prioritising the voices of children and young ...

Nigerian and Ghanaian Women Working in the Brussels Red-Light District

Nigerian and Ghanaian Women Working in the Brussels Red-Light District

1st Edition

By Sarah Adeyinka, Sophie Samyn, Sami Zemni, Ilse Derluyn
March 24, 2021

This book unravels the lives, needs and experiences of Nigerian and Ghanaian women working in prostitution in Brussels. This volume casts a light on the working conditions and the experiences of 38 women of Nigerian and Ghanaian origin, whose daily struggles and challenges are recalled from ...

Transnational Mobility and Global Health Traversing Borders and Boundaries

Transnational Mobility and Global Health: Traversing Borders and Boundaries

1st Edition

By Peter H. Koehn
June 30, 2020

Transnational Mobility and Global Health spotlights the powerful and dynamic intersections of human movement, inequality, and health. The book explores the interacting political, economic, social, cultural, and climatic drivers of health and migration, proposing innovative ways to enhance global ...

Contemporary European Emigration Situating Integration in New Destinations

Contemporary European Emigration: Situating Integration in New Destinations

1st Edition

Edited By Brigitte Suter, Lisa Åkesson
February 17, 2020

At a time when European unity is politically challenged by the question of immigration and integration, it is easy to overlook the fact that there are significant numbers of Europeans leaving the continent. Academically, little is known about why Europeans leave the continent, how they chose their ...

Europe and the Refugee Response A Crisis of Values?

Europe and the Refugee Response: A Crisis of Values?

1st Edition

Edited By Elżbieta M. Goździak, Izabella Main, Brigitte Suter
February 17, 2020

This book explores how the rising numbers of refugees entering Europe from 2015 onwards played into fears of cultural, religious, and ethnic differences across the continent. The migrant, or refugee crisis, prompted fierce debate about European norms and values, with some commentators questioning ...

Migration, Development and Social Change in the Himalayas An Ethnographic Village Study

Migration, Development and Social Change in the Himalayas: An Ethnographic Village Study

1st Edition

By Madleina Daehnhardt
July 30, 2019

This book teases out the reasons for, and the socio-economic impacts of, different types of migration on contemporary rural households and individuals. The author creatively depicts the dynamic microcosm of one village in the North Indian Kumaun Himalayas, near the border with Chinese Tibet, giving...

Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia A Political Ecology of Vulnerability, Migration and Environmental Change

Living with Floods in a Mobile Southeast Asia: A Political Ecology of Vulnerability, Migration and Environmental Change

1st Edition

Edited By Carl Middleton, Rebecca Elmhirst, Supang Chantavanich
July 25, 2019

This book contributes to a better understanding of the relationship between migration, vulnerability, resilience and social justice associated with flooding across diverse environmental, social and policy contexts in Southeast Asia. It challenges simple analyses of flooding as a singular driver of ...

Country Frameworks for Development Displacement and Resettlement Reducing Risk, Building Resilience

Country Frameworks for Development Displacement and Resettlement: Reducing Risk, Building Resilience

1st Edition

Edited By Susanna Price, Jane Singer
March 27, 2019

The problem of escalating population displacement demands global attention and country co-ordination. This book investigates the particular issue of development-induced displacement, whereby land is seized or restricted by the state for the purposes of development projects. Those displaced by these...

A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

A Gendered Approach to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

1st Edition

Edited By Jane Freedman, Zeynep Kivilcim, Nurcan Özgür Baklacıoğlu
January 10, 2019

The refugee crisis that began in 2015 has seen thousands of refugees attempting to reach Europe, principally from Syria. The dangers and difficulties of this journey have been highlighted in the media, as have the political disagreements within Europe over the way to deal with the problem. However,...

Return Migration and Nation Building in Africa Reframing the Somali Diaspora

Return Migration and Nation Building in Africa: Reframing the Somali Diaspora

1st Edition

By Adele Galipo
October 23, 2018

Return migration has received growing levels of attention in both academic and policy circles in recent years, as the African diaspora's role in contributing to the development of their country of origin has become apparent. However, little is known about the lived experiences of those who come ...

Undocumented Migrants in the United States Life Narratives and Self-representations

Undocumented Migrants in the United States: Life Narratives and Self-representations

1st Edition

By Ina Batzke
July 03, 2018

Whilst many undocumented migrants in the United States continue to exist in the shadows, since the turn of the millennium an increasing number have emerged within public debate, casting themselves against the dominant discursive trope of the "illegal alien," and entering the struggle over political...

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