Migration in a Globalised World

New Research Issues and Prospects

Author: Cédric Audebert,Mohamed Kamel Doraï

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089641572

Category: Political Science

Page: 215

View: 4638

This broad thematic study offers a major new research perspective on international migration in the context of globalisation.

Arab Migration in a Globalized World

Author: International Organization for Migration,League of Arab States

Publisher: United Nations Publications

ISBN: 9789290681939

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 6314

This publication contains papers presented at a regional conference on Arab migration, held in Cairo in September 2003. This conference was organised jointly by the League of Arab States and the International Organization for Migration, and brought together representatives of governments and international organisations, academics and practitioners to consider how migration affects, and is in turn affected by, the countries and peoples of the region. Issues discussed include: international migration and the challenges of globalisation; Arab migration patterns in the Mashreq, Maghreb and Gulf regions; sources of remittances; the exodus of skilled labour and its impact on development; a study of Egyptian return migrants; human rights and foreign contract labour; and the links of Arab 'diasporas' to their countries of origin.

International Migration Within, to and from Africa in a Globalised World

Author: Aderanti Adepoju

Publisher: Sub-Saharan Pub & Traders

ISBN: 9789988647421

Category: Political Science

Page: 261

View: 6570

This timely book examines the global phenomenon of migration in all of its dimensions within, to, and from Africa. It also addresses the very important 21st-century political issue of migration management in regional perspectives and considers the crucial issue of the brain drain along with the roles of the diaspora and remittances.

Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era

The Regulatory Challenges

Author: Joanna Howe,Rosemary Owens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509906290

Category: Law

Page: 440

View: 6390

In the global era, controversies abound over temporary labour migration; however, it has not previously been subjected to a sustained socio-legal analysis on a comparative basis, critiquing the underpinning concepts conventionally accepted as fundamental in this area. This collection of essays aims to fill that void. Complex regulatory challenges arise from temporary labour migration. This collection examines these challenges and the extent to which temporary labour migration programmes can be ethical, equitable and efficacious and so deliver decent work for workers. Whilst the tendency for migration law to divide labour law's worker-protective mission has been observed before, the authors of the chapters comprising this collection seek not only to interrogate why and how this is so, but to go further in examining the implications and effects of a wide range of regulatory mechanisms on temporary labour migration.

Politics of Migration

Indian Emigration in a Globalised World

Author: A. Didar Singh,S. Irudaya Rajan

Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall

ISBN: 9781138922884


Page: 218

View: 3066

This book studies the politics surrounding Indian emigration from the 19th century to the present day. Bringing together data and case studies from across five continents, it moves beyond economic and social movers of migration, and explores the role of politics-both local and global-in shaping diaspora at a deeper level. The work will be invaluable to scholars and students of migration and diaspora studies, development studies, international politics, and sociology as well as policy-makers, and non-governmental organizations in the field.

Migration Into Art

Transcultural Identities and Art-making in a Globalised World

Author: Anne Ring Petersen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1526121905


Page: 264

View: 435

This book addresses a topic of increasing importance to artists, art historians and scholars of cultural studies, migration studies and international relations: migration as a profoundly transforming force that has remodelled artistic and art institutional practices across the world. It explores contemporary art's critical engagement with migration and globalisation as a key source for improving our understanding of how these processes transform identities, cultures, institutions and geopolitics. The author explores three interwoven issues of enduring interest: identity and belonging, institutional visibility and recognition of migrant artists, and the interrelations between aesthetics and politics, including the balancing of aesthetics, politics and ethics in representations of forced migration.

Allegiance and Identity in a Globalised World

Author: Fiona Jenkins,Mark Nolan,Kim Rubenstein

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107074339

Category: Law

Page: 688

View: 5840

Examines questions of allegiance and identity in a globalised world through the disciplines of law, politics, philosophy and psychology.

Globalisation and Migration

New Issues, New Politics

Author: Ronaldo Munck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317990722

Category: Political Science

Page: 239

View: 8971

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.

Handbook of Migration and Globalisation

Author: Anna Triandafyllidou

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 178536751X


Page: N.A

View: 1903

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.

Migration and Domestic Work

A European Perspective on a Global Theme

Author: Professor Helma Lutz

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409491129

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 5046

Domestic work has become highly relevant on a local and global scale. Until a decade ago, domestic workers were rare in European households; today they can be found working for middle-class families and single people, for double or single parents as well as for the elderly. Performing the three C's – cleaning, caring and cooking – domestic workers offer their woman power on a global market which Europe has become part of. This global market is now considered the largest labour market for women world wide and it has triggered the feminization of migration. This volume brings together contributions by European and US based researchers to look at the connection between migration and domestic work on an empirical and theoretical level. The contributors elaborate on the phenomenon of 'domestic work' in late modern societies by discussing different methodological and theoretical approaches in an interdisciplinary setting. The volume also looks at the gendered aspects of domestic work; it asks why the re-introduction of domestic workers in European households has become so popular and will argue that this phenomenon is challenging gender theories. This is a timely book and will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of migration, gender and European studies.

Das Integrationsparadox

Warum gelungene Integration zu mehr Konflikten führt

Author: Aladin El-Mafaalani

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 3462318691

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 1888

Zusammenwachsen tut weh Wer davon ausgeht, dass Konfliktfreiheit ein Gradmesser für gelungene Integration und eine offene Gesellschaft ist, der irrt. Konflikte entstehen nicht, weil die Integration von Migranten und Minderheiten fehlschlägt, sondern weil sie zunehmend gelingt. Gesellschaftliches Zusammenwachsen erzeugt Kontroversen und populistische Abwehrreaktionen – in Deutschland und weltweit. Aladin El-Mafaalani nimmt in seiner Gegenwartsdiagnose eine völlige Neubewertung der heutigen Situation vor. Wer dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird- verstehen, warum Migration dauerhaft ein Thema bleiben wird und welche paradoxen Effekte Integration hat- erfahren, woher die extremen Gegenreaktionen kommen- in Diskussionen besser gegen Multikulti-Romantiker auf der einen und Abschottungsbefürworter auf der anderen Seite gewappnet sein- erkennen, dass es in Deutschland nie eine bessere Zeit gab als heute und dass wir vor ganz anderen Herausforderungen stehen, als gedacht

Are Human Rights for Migrants?

Critical Reflections on the Status of Irregular Migrants in Europe and the United States

Author: Marie-Benedicte Dembour,Tobias Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136700072

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 630

Human rights seemingly offer universal protection. However, irregular migrants have, at best, only problematic access to human rights. Whether understood as an ethical injunction or legally codified norm, the promised protection of human rights seems to break down when it comes to the lived experience of irregular migrants. This book therefore asks three key questions of great practical and theoretical importance. First, what do we mean when we speak of human rights? Second, is the problematic access of irregular migrants to human rights protection an issue of implementation, or is it due to the inherent characteristics of the concept of human rights? Third, should we look beyond human rights for an effective source of protection? Written is an accessible style, with a range of socio-legal and doctrinal approaches, the chapters focus on the situation of the irregular migrant in Europe and the United States. Throughout the book, nuanced theoretical debates are put in the context of concrete case studies. The critical reflections it offers on the limitations and possibilities of human rights protections for irregular migrants will be invaluable for students, scholars and practitioners.

Irregular Migration and Human Security in East Asia

Author: Jiyoung Song,Alistair D. B. Cook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317907736

Category: Political Science

Page: 196

View: 4044

Across East Asia, intra-regional migration is more prevalent than inter-regional movements, and the region’s diverse histories, geopolitics, economic development, ethnic communities, and natural environments make it an excellent case study for examining the relationship between irregular migration and human security. Irregular migration can be broadly defined as people’s mobility that is unauthorised or forced, and this book expands on the existing migration-security nexus by moving away from the traditional state security lens, and instead, shifting the focus to human security. With in-depth empirical country case studies from the region, including China, Japan, North Korea, the Philippines, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand and Singapore, the contributors to this book develop a human security approach to the study of irregular migration. In cases of irregular migration, such as undocumented labour migrants, asylum seekers, internally displaced people, trafficked persons, and smuggled people, human security is the cause and/or effect of migration in both sending and receiving countries. By adopting a human security lens, the chapters provide striking insights into the motivations, vulnerabilities and insecurities of migrants; the risks, dangers and illegality they are exposed to during their journeys; as well as the potential or imagined threats they pose to the new host countries. This multidisciplinary book is based on extensive fieldwork and interviews with migrants, aid workers, NGO activists and immigration officers. As such, it will appeal to students and scholars of Asian politics and security, as well as those with interests in international relations, social policy, law, geography and migration.

Human Rights in a Globalised World

An Indian Diary

Author: Mukul Sharma

Publisher: SAGE Publications India

ISBN: 8132106156

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 5776

The human rights question becomes pertinent in the contemporary situation of political re-configuration, terror—counter terror scenario, economic globalisation and consequent inequality and marginalisation. The book deals with the diverse issues of civil, political, economic and social rights emerging in India, China, South Asia and expatiates on the emergence of the regional human rights mechanism in South Asia, Africa and the Americas. The book analyses the rising impact of the ‘non-state’ actor on human rights, while the interface of threat and opportunity between business and human rights is increasing. India, China and Brazil are emerging as global players, forging new political and economic alliances with nations from Asia, Africa and Latin America, but their allegiance to human rights standards remains unclear and erratic. Amidst the constant evolution of the human rights agenda, the book focuses on the human rights defenders in India and South Asia, and captures the current human rights situation in India, a mix of progress and regression, gains and losses. It captures this complexity with a positive but cautious note.

Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland

Author: Ronit Lentin,Elena Moreo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369243

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

View: 2482

This book analyzes the interaction between migrant activists and leaders and the state of the Republic of Ireland - a late player in Europe's immigration regime - against the background of an increasingly restrictive immigration regime.

Immigration Under New Labour

Author: Will Somerville

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781861349675

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

View: 5925

Immigration under New Labour presents the first comprehensive account of immigration policy over the last ten years, providing an in-depth analysis of policy and legislation since Tony Blair and New Labour were first elected.

The International Migration of Health Workers

Author: John Connell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135912750

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 8236

This volume provides the first detailed overview of the growing phenomenon of the international migration of skilled health workers. The contributors focus on who migrates, why they migrate, what the outcomes are for them and their extended families, what their experiences in the workforce are, and ultimately, the extent to which this expanding migration flow has a relationship to development issues. It therefore provides new, interdisciplinary reflections on such core issues as brain drain, gender roles, remittances and sustainable development at a time when there has never been greater interest in the migration of health workers.

People Flow

Managing Migration in a New European Commonwealth

Author: T. G. Veenkamp,Tom Bentley,Alessandra Buonfino

Publisher: Demos

ISBN: 1841801089

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 124

View: 4115


Exit West


Author: Mohsin Hamid

Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag

ISBN: 3832189645

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 1757

In einer Welt, die aus den Fugen geraten ist, in einem muslimisch geprägten Land, das am Rande eines Bürgerkriegs steht, in einer Stadt, die namenlos bleibt, lernen sie sich kennen: Nadia und Saeed. Sie hat mit ihrer Familie gebrochen, fährt Motorrad, lebt säkular und trägt ihr dunkles Gewand nur als Schutz vor den Zudringlichkeiten fremder Männer. Er wohnt noch bei seinen Eltern, ist eher schüchtern und nimmt die Ausübung seiner Religion sehr ernst. Doch während die Stadt um sie herum in Flammen aufgeht, sich Anschläge häufen und die Sicherheitslage immer prekärer wird, finden die beiden zusammen. Sie wollen eine gemeinsame Zukunft, in Freiheit. Und da sind diese Gerüchte über Türen, die diejenigen, die sie passieren, an ferne Orte bringen können. Doch den Weg durch diese Türen muss man sich mit viel Geld erkaufen. Als die Gewalt weiter eskaliert, entscheiden sich Nadia und Saeed, diesen Schritt zu gehen. Sie lassen ihr Land und ihr altes Leben zurück ... ›Exit West‹ ist ein überaus berührender Roman, der sich mit den zentralen Themen unserer Zeit beschäftigt: Flucht und Migration. Mohsin Hamid beweist, dass Literatur poetisch und zugleich politisch sein kann. Mit diesem »fesselnden Roman« (New York Times) steht Mohsin Hamid auf der Longlist des diesjährigen Man Booker Preises.