Globalisation and Migration

New Issues, New Politics

Author: Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990714

Category: Political Science

Page: 249

View: 7310

This book critically examines the new issues and new politics regarding migration in the era of globalisation from a majority world perspective. It examines the current shifts in the global political economy and the effects it has, for example, in relation to rural displacement. When and how does this lead to national and/or transnational migration? We need to examine the ways in which migration is cut across and impacts on the generation of racism and xenophobia in the west. The issue of remittances by migrants to the ‘developing’ nations needs careful study as does the controversial issue of ‘brain drain’ versus ‘brain gain’ through migration. The growing importance of trafficking for forced labour has now been taken up by various international bodies but is it the new normality or simply an unfortunate side effect of globalisation to be overcome through legislation? Migration is becoming increasingly gendered in its composition and flows but also in the receiving countries where men and women do very different jobs. We can predict the increasing racialization and gendering of migration but how will the state and society respond to these shifts? This book was published as a special issue of Third World Quarterly.

Migration, Globalisation and Human Security

Author: David T. Graham,Nana K. Poku

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134668880

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 1630

Migration, Globalisation and Human Security looks at a range of security and human security issues related to the displacement of civilian populations and shows how the tenuous existence of migrants can lead to a myriad of human security threats. Providing major theoretical analyses of recent migration trends and in depth-case studies, this book shows that a redefinition of the notion of human security is now needed.

Globalisation, Migration and Health

Challenges and Opportunities

Author: Andre M N Renzaho

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 1783268905

Category: Medical

Page: 608

View: 872

As globalisation gains momentum, international migration continues to divide opinion and polarise policy makers, politicians, and advocates. This polarisation has been reflected in research and publications, with pro-globalisation being pitched against anti-globalisation on the one hand, and an explosion of research on migration on the other. This book examines the interaction between the two and their impact on health for the first time, highlighting the myths and realities from an international, multi-disciplinary perspective. The book starts with an examination of the complex and multifaceted aspects of the globalisation phenomenon and its impact on population displacement and health, and concludes with a regional level analysis supported by country-specific examples. By highlighting common issues and differences across the globe, this book shows policy makers, political leaders, and international committees on migration the specificities of global migration and good practice across the world. Particular attention is paid to practical policy responses and governance as well as legal frameworks to manage the dynamics of migration, engage international institutions, and to maximise the benefits that internal and international migration bring. Contents:Globalisation, Migration and Health: An Introduction (André M N Renzaho)Forced and Voluntary Migration: Patterns of Internal and International Migration, Burden of Diseases and Policy Response:Forced Internal Displacement: Pattern, Health Impacts and Policy Response (André M N Renzaho)The Social and Health Dimensions of Refugees and Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (Joseph Kamara and André M N Renzaho)Health, Social, and Economic Impact of Voluntary Migration (André M N Renzaho)Case Studies — Asylum Seekers, Healthy Migrant Effect, and Access and Utilisation of Health Services:Invisible and Suffering: Prolonged and Systematic Detention of Asylum Seekers Living in Substandard Conditions in Greece (Sheila Cyril and André M N Renzaho)The Health Status, Service Needs and Barriers to Accessing Care for Detention and Community-Based Asylum Seekers in Australia (Emily Hadgkiss and André M N Renzaho)Women, Children and Men Trapped in Unsafe Corridors (Kevin Pottie, Chuck Hui and Fabien Schneider)Migration and Health Effects in the Netherlands (Paul Herfs and Olta Gishti)Health Equity: Evidence-Based Guidelines, E-Learning and Physician Advocacy for Migrant Populations in Canada (Kevin Pottie and Doug Gruner)Hispanic Immigration and the Epidemiological Paradox (Mary Lou de Leon Siantz)Migration and the Healthy Migrant Effect in Australia: Current Knowledge, Gaps, and Opportunity for Future Research (André M N Renzaho)The Social Dimensions of Internal Migration and Health in China (André M N Renzaho)Migration Challenges and Health Policy in South Korea (André M N Renzaho)Migrant Health in the Workplace: A Multi-Country Comparison (Lata Satyen, John W Toumbourou, David Mellor, Ilmiye Secer and Matin Ghayour-Minaie)The Morbid Effect Associated with Racism Experienced by Immigrants: Findings from Australia (Kevin Dunn, Yin Paradies, Rosalie Atie and Naomi Priest)Conclusion:Globalisation and Migration: Reflections, Policy Directions and Conclusion (André M N Renzaho) Readership: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in humanitarian and development studies, public health experts and practitioners, policy makers, and political leaders. Key Features:Examines the dynamics of migration and their impact on health from a global perspectiveStudies the impact globalisation has on population displacementCountry-specific case studies are analysed in this bookKeywords:Globalisation;Migration and Health;Forced Migration;Voluntary Migration;Hukou;China

Handbook of Migration and Globalisation

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178536751X


Page: N.A

View: 5220

This Handbook explores the multifaceted linkages between two of the most important socioeconomic phenomena of our time: globalisation and migration. Both are on the rise, increasing in size and scope worldwide, and this Handbook offers the necessary background knowledge and tools to understand how population flows shape, and are shaped by, economic and cultural globalisation.

From Egypt to Europe

Globalisation and Migration Across the Mediterranean

Author: Leila Simona Talani

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857712764

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 1138

9/11 marked a watershed in the modes of western interaction with Muslim countries, and modified the perception and reception of Muslim migrants within the western world. In this context, the question of how these events impacted on the process of migration from the Middle East to Europe becomes unavoidable._x000D_ _x000D_ While one of the most controversial effects of 9/11 on migration is securitisation, the problem of migration from the Middle East and North Africa to the EU precedes the more recent security concerns and has become in the last decade one of the first priorities to be tackled by policy makers in both countries of origin and host countries._x000D_ _x000D_ The dimensions acquired by the phenomenon of mass migration, the degree of involvement of organised crime groups in the smuggling of migrants, the appalling conditions in which immigrants often find themselves in the hosting countries, pose a number of questions which make it imperative to investigate on the underlying causes and consequences of the problem. There seems to be a certain degree of consensus in the literature on the fact that the process of globalisation has indeed modified the terms within which migratory processes take place. However, scholars are still divided on the assessment of the ‘hows’ and ‘whys’ of the impact of globalisation on migration._x000D_ _x000D_ The main objective of this book is to explore the impact of globalisation on migratory flows from an international political economy perspective, paying particular attention to the dynamics of migration from the MENA area, especially Egypt, to the EU. The theoretical aims of the book are to understand the problem of migration, both legal and illegal, in the context of globalisation, and to assess the relation between globalisation, marginalisation and the EU response to threats of mass migration from less developed countries._x000D_

Citizenship and Migration

Globalization and the Politics of Belonging

Author: Stephen Castles,Alastair Davidson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415927130

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

View: 5716

First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Globalization and Migration

A World in Motion

Author: Eliot Dickinson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144225498X

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 2093

Focusing on the intersection between globalization and migration, this powerful text traces a dynamic, contradictory process that has set the world in motion and incorporated millions of migrants into an economic market whose dimensions are unprecedented in human history. Eliot Dickinson emphasizes recent developments in global politics, such as the massive number of refugees from wars in the Middle East who are now seeking asylum in Europe; the “Fortress Europe” mentality illustrated on the Italian island of Lampedusa; the heart-wrenching humanitarian challenge of Mexican and Central American children arriving alone in the United States; and the effects of climate change and environmental destruction on international migration. Today, with the collaboration of compliant governments and elites in the peripheral countries of the Global South, multinational corporations continue to flout regulations, destroy the environment, and take advantage of the large number of displaced, unemployed workers. While globalization is eliminating barriers between countries and making it easier for goods and capital to move around the world, the industrialized countries of the Global North are simultaneously putting up barriers to people and making it harder for them to migrate. This timely and provocative book explains how we have arrived at this paradoxical point in history and critically examines why governments are enacting policies that protect borders instead of people.

The Mediterranean In The Age Of Globalization

Migration, Welfare, And Borders

Author: Natalia Ribas Mateos

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412837750

Category: Political Science

Page: 404

View: 1847

The Mediterranean in the Age of Globalization is a welcome corrective to the tendency to present globalization as a homogenous concept, and the failure to describe how it operates in specific regions. Ribas-Mateos examines globalization and migration across the Mediterranean, using an innovative, integrated framework so as to map social places by describing how social, political, cultural, and economic forces are embedded within a globalizing environment. The author articulates an original and compelling narrative, mapping the Mediterranean as a global place where international and regional forces are intertwined in multiple threads. In doing so, she identifies two key components of globalization--affecting specifically forms of welfare and issues of mobility--in the context of a weakening European welfare state and the relocation and reinforcement of Mediterranean borders. Nine Mediterranean cities are investigated as "gateway" cities, which shape two major effects of globalization: welfare and mobility. The book challenges conventional North-South perspectives, and focuses and systematizes the way international migration should be conceptualized. The originality of the book results from the author's fieldwork, which is rich in descriptive detail, and from a theory centered around global perspectives. Seven case studies in Southern Europe--Algeciras, Athens, Barcelona, Lisbon, Naples, Turin, and Thrace--deal with issues related to migration and the welfare state. She also includes two ethnographies that represent two Mediterranean gateways in the North-South Mediterranean division: Tangiers (in Morocco) and Durres (in Albania), which are mapped as border-cities in the global Mediterranean context. Because of its intrinsically multidisciplinary nature, this superb volume will be of particular interest to academics and social science researchers as well as policymakers and international agencies. Natalia Ribas-Mateos is a Marie Curie fellow at the Mediterranean Laboratory of Sociology, Aix-en-Provence, France. Among her recent books are Una invitacin a las sociologa de las migraciones and El debate sobre la globalizacin.

International Migration and the Globalization of Domestic Politics

Author: Rey Koslowski

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415429676

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

View: 8127

Increasing international migration, the information revolution and democratization have propelled a globalization of the domestic politics of many states and, although diasporic politics is not new, emigrant political participation in homeland politics has grown as well as adapted to the new methods of the information revolution. This book examines the participation of emigrants in their home country politics. It considers the consequences of such participation for domestic and foreign policies in both host and home country, and explores the theoretical implications for democracy, nationalism, the state and the shape of world politics in the future. It includes detailed case studies of Turkish emigrants in Europe, the US and Saudi Arabia, Kurds in Europe, Israeli emigrants and the American Jewish community, Mexicans in the US, Chinese throughout the Pacific Rim, Indians in the US and Russians who found themselves outside Russia when the Soviet Union collapsed. By providing extensive documentation of emigrant political activity with significant impact on homeland politics and foreign policies, this work provides ammunition to the argument that international migration, globalization and transnational phenomena pose serious challenges to the state and the international system of states. It will be of interest to anthropologists, sociologists and area studies specialists as well as political science and international relations scholars.

Globalization and Society

Processes of Differentiation Examined

Author: Raymond Breton,Jeffrey G. Reitz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275979638

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

View: 9442

Articles that examine globalization as a dual process involving both convergence and differentiation.

Globalisation, Migration and Socio-economic Change in Contemporary Greece

Processes of Social Incorporation of Balkan Immigrants in Thessaloniki

Author: Panos Arion Hatziprokopiou

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9053568735

Category: Social Science

Page: 340

View: 3987

Explores the complex set of processes that determine the incorporation patterns of migrants from Balkan countries in Greece.

Illegal People

How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

Author: David Bacon

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807042267

Category: Law

Page: 261

View: 9029

Argues that the labor and trade policies of the United States have created conditions that easily displace communities and cause migration to occur.

Migration, Indigenization and Interaction

Chinese Overseas and Globalization

Author: Leo Suryadinata

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814365912

Category: Chinese

Page: 335

View: 1767

The twelve chapters included in this book address various issues related to Chinese migration, indigenization and exchange with special reference to the era of globalization. As the waves of Chinese migration started in the last century, the emphasis, not surprisingly, is placed on the OC migrant statesOCO rather than OC indigenous statesOCO. Nevertheless, many chapters are also concerned with issues of OC settling downOCO and OC becoming part of the local scenesOCO. However, the settling/integrating process has been interrupted by a globalizing world, new Chinese migration and the rise of China at the end of 20th century.

Globalisation and Governance in the Pacific Islands

State, Society and Governance in Melanesia

Author: Stewart Firth

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 192094298X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 427

View: 3902

"The Pacific Islands are feeling the effects of globalisation. Free trade in sugar and garments is threatening two of Fiji's key industries. At the same time other opportunities are emerging. Labour migration is growing in importance, and Pacific governments are calling for more access to Australia's labour market. Fiji has joined Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Kiribati as a remittance economy, with thousands of its citizens working overseas. Meantime, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands grapple with an older kind of globalisation in which overseas companies exploit mineral and forest resources. The Pacific Islands confront unique problems of governance in this era of globalisation. The modern, democratic state often fits awkwardly with traditional ways of doing politics in that part of the world. Just as often, politicians in the Pacific exploit tradition or invent it to serve modern political purposes. The contributors to this volume examine Pacific globalisation and governance from a wide range of perspectives. They come from Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Hawai'i, the Federated States of Micronesia, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand and Jamaica as well as Australia."--Publisher's description.

Globalization and Terrorism

The Migration of Dreams and Nightmares

Author: Jamal R. Nassar

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742557898

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

View: 2871

Courageously stepping into charged terrain, this book casts a clear light on globalization and terrorism for what they are, not what some may wish them to be. Jamal R. Nassar carefully defines these twin concepts, placing them in historical as well as political context. Woven throughout the book is his central theme of the migration of dreams and nightmares. As some are able to take advantage of the opportunities of globalization, leaving others behind, they leave behind a legacy of unrealistic dreams. These unfulfilled hopes of the poor and oppressed often transform themselves into nightmares for the wealthy and powerful. This vicious cycle, the author argues, is often enhanced by globalization and effected by terrorism. Focusing on the key case studies of Palestine and Northern Ireland, Nassar applies their lessons to other examples of conflict including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Congo, Chechnya, and Colombia in order to internationalize our understanding of how globalization and terrorism operate in a range of situations. He also devotes a chapter to Islamist terrorism in a tour de force of incisiveness and balance. This book considers globalization and terrorism not only from the perspective of the major powers, but also introduces the views of those dominated by forces beyond their control. Yet even as the author offers a profound critique of Western hegemony, he conveys respect and hope for an enlightened global interdependence—embracing the power of the dream over the nightmare.

Worlds on the Move

Globalisation, Migration and Cultural Security

Author: Jonathan Friedman,Shalini Randeria

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860649516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 5357

Diasporas have become a visible phenomenon of our world. The impact of these 'worlds on the move' on globalization, migration and identity negotiations is the subject matter of this book written by a team of international scholars.

Globalisation, Migration and Development

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264180419


Page: 200

View: 9465

This conference proceedings highlights the contrasts which characterise the demographic and economic situations in Central and Eastern Europe, in the Mediterranean Basin, in North America and in Asia.

Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning

Global Issues and Perspectives

Author: Shibao Guo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113576011X

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 5579

Economic globalization, modern transportation, and advanced communication technologies have greatly enhanced the mobility of people across national boundaries. The resulting demographic, social, and cultural changes create new opportunities for development as well as new challenges for lifelong learning. Transnational Migration and Lifelong Learning examines the changing nature of lifelong learning in the current age of transnational migration. The book brings together international scholars from a range of countries in a dialogue about the relationship between work, learning, mobility, knowledge, and citizenship in the context of globalization and migration. It covers a wide range of topics, including: global perspectives and analyses of migration; the impact of migration on lifelong learning; processes of exclusion and inclusion in lifelong learning; the tension between mobility, knowledge, and recognition; and transnationalism, learning communities, and citizenship. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Neoliberalism and Migration

An Inquiry Into the Politics of Globalization

Author: Sabine Dreher

Publisher: Lit Verlag


Category: Political Science

Page: 271

View: 2356