1st Edition

The Politics of Migration
A Survey

Edited By

Barbara Marshall

ISBN 9781857437553
Published October 5, 2015 by Routledge
320 Pages

USD $59.95

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Book Description

The Politics of Migration presents key information and analysis of this major topic, currently to be found at the forefront of world affairs. This unbiased survey is of interest to students, academics, business people and general researchers.

The first section consists of essays written by a variety of academic and other experts on migration topics, including analysis of the economics of migration policies, irregular migration, refugees, the internally displaced and asylum seekers. Following the essays are regional overviews, analyzing in depth migration in areas including the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.

The second section is an A-Z glossary for which contains explanations of the most important terms used in migration discourse, while also providing information on the major international conventions regarding migration, and on organizations and research institutes in the field. Where appropriate, maps, statistical tables and charts are included, as are lists of further reading suggestions.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Essays 1. Introduction; 2. The Economics of Migration Policies Thomas Straubhaar; 3. What Causes Migration? Poverty or Development? Or is it the Other Way Around? Arjan de Haan; 4. Irregular Migration Khalid Koser; 5. Refugees, Asylum-Seekers and the Internally Displaced: The Politics of Forced Migration Heaven Crawley; 6. Migration and Society Pontus Odmalm; 7. Migration in Europe Christina Boswell; 8. Moving Backwards? Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa Richard Black; 9. The Asia-Pacific Region Graeme Hugo; 10. Half a World in Motion: Migration Policy in the Americas Kevin O'Neil; 11. Migration in the Mediterranean and Middle East Martin Baldwin-Edwards; Part 2: A-Z Glossary; Part 3: Statistics International Migration.

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Barbara Marshall is a Fellow in the School of Political, Social and International Studies at the Unviersity of East Anglia, United Kingdom.  She has published widely in the areas of European Politics and migration.


'This is a useful and valuable book that provides a wealth of material and is organised in a helpful and accessible way.' - Journal of Immigration Asylum and Nationality

'This offers an interesting set of essays' -- Reference Reviews