Migration Matters

Mobility in a Globalising World

Author: Secretary Gurucharan Gollerkeri,Natasha Chhabra

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780199464807

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Page: 358

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International migration remains the orphan child of globalization. Rapid development from the last quarter of the twentieth century has resulted in a world more unequal than ever before. Mobility of people needs to be understood as the natural corollary to international trade and capital. Sustaining global economic growth rates and progressing towards an equitable global order will be predicated substantially on the free movement of people. Transnational economic migration will be the next frontier of globalization. There is urgent need to move to a rule-based, binding set of principles that would require states to willingly cede some degree of their sovereignty on matters of economic migration to a multilateral process. Failure to do so will likely generate conflict of an order that can jeopardize the very basis of a modern, progressive and democratic future for all. This book tells an interesting storyaof development as seen from the lens of mobilityaof how important migration has been, is, and will increasingly be for human development. "
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Moving Matters

Paths of Serial Migration

Author: Susan Ossman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 080478552X

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Moving Matters is a richly nuanced portrait of the serial migrant: a person who has lived in several countries, calling each one at some point "home." The stories told here are both extraordinary and increasingly common. Serial migrants rarely travel freely—they must negotiate a world of territorial borders and legal restrictions—yet as they move from one country to another, they can use border-crossings as moments of self-clarification. They often become masters of settlement as they turn each country into a life chapter. Susan Ossman follows this diverse and growing population not only to understand how paths of serial movement produce certain ways of life, but also to illuminate an ongoing tension between global fluidity and the power of nation-states. Ultimately, her lyrical reflection on migration and social diversity offers an illustration of how taking mobility as a starting point fundamentally alters our understanding of subjectivity, politics, and social life.
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International Migration

Author: Khalid Koser

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198753772

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Page: 160

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In recent years, global migration has transformed in terms of its numbers and reach, its political significance, and its impact. The rising rates of international migration have been matched by growing public and media interest around the world. Today, the political and media attention on migration and greater public interest and concern feed into an international debate that is all too often poorly informed and one-sided. This Very Short Introduction looks at the phenomenon of international human migration - both legal and illegal - and offers an objective stance on the topic, and its benefits and challenges. Khalid Koser reveals the opportunities migration presents that must be taken advantage of in the current economic climate, and debunks common myths to demonstrate that society, as we now know it, cannot function without migrants. Using interviews with migrants from around the world, Koser presents the human side of issues such as asylum, human trafficking, migrant smuggling, and the international labour force, inviting readers to come to their own conclusions on the international migration situation today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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The Age of Migration

International Population Movements in the Modern World

Author: Stephen Castles,Mark J. Miller

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230517844

Category: Political Science

Page: 369

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This edition provides coverage of the nature, extent and dimensions of international population movements and of their consequences in an increasingly multicultural world.
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Immigration Controls

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Author: Kay Hailbronner,David A. Martin,Hiroshi Motomura

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781571810892

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Some of the most pressing questions in immigration law and policy today concern the problem of immigration controls. How are immigration laws administered, and how are they enforced against those who enter and remain in a receiving country without legal permission? Comparing the United States and Germany, two of the four extended essays in this volume concern enforcement; the other two address techniques for managing high-volume asylum systems in both countries.
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Making Migration Law

The Foreigner, Sovereignty, and the Case of Australia

Author: Eve Lester

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107173272

Category: Law

Page: 360

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This thought-provoking study examines the backstory and enduring contemporary effects of Australia's claim to an absolute right to exclude foreigners.
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Migration Policymaking in Europe

The Dynamics of Actors and Contexts in Past and Present

Author: Giovanna Zincone,Rinus Penninx,Maren Borkert

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9089643702

Category: Political Science

Page: 444

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Deze studie ontwikkelt een geheel nieuwe benadering van het vraagstuk: Hoe wordt migratie- en integratiebeleid in tien Europese landen gemaakt? Wie is daarbij betrokken? Welke invloed hebben wetenschappers en maatschappelijke partners op de vorming en uitvoering van beleid? De auteurs concluderen dat beleid begrepen moet worden als resultaat van nationale historische verhoudingen en opvattingen binnen nationale contexten enerzijds, en anderzijds ontstaan is onder invloed van wereldwijde en supra-nationale invloeden.
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An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation

European Perspectives

Author: Anna Amelina,Kenneth Horvath,Bruno Meeus

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319236660

Category: Social Science

Page: 361

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The contributions of this book examine contemporary dynamics of migration and mobility in the context of the general societal transformations that have taken place in Europe over the past few decades. The book will help readers to better understand the manifold ways in which migration trends in the region are linked to changing political-economic constellations, orders of power and inequality, and political discourses. It begins with an introduction to a number of theoretical approaches that address the nexus between migration and general societal shifts, including processes of supranationalisation, EU enlargement, postsocialist transformations and rescaling. It then provides a comprehensive overview of the political regulation of migration through border control and immigration policies. The contributions that follow detail the dynamic changes of individual migration patterns and their implications for the agency of mobile individuals. The final part challenges the reader to consider how policies and practices of migration are linked to symbolic struggles over belonging and rights, describing a wide range of expressions of such conflicts, from cosmopolitanism to racism and xenophobia. This book is aimed at researchers in various fields of the social sciences and can be used as course reading for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate courses in the areas of international migration, transnational and European studies. It will be a beneficial resource for scholars looking for material on the most current conceptual tools for analysis of the nexus of migration and societal transformation in Europe.
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Crossing the Sea

With Syrians on the Exodus to Europe

Author: Wolfgang Bauer,Stanislav Krupar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908276827

Category: Political Science

Page: 120

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An eye-witness account of the flight from Syria to Europe, by award-winning journalist Wolfgang Bauer. With 16-page color photo spread.
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Talking About Global Migration

Implications for Language Teaching

Author: Theresa Catalano

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 1783095563

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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How do migrants describe themselves and their experiences? As the world faces a migration crisis, there is an enhanced need for educational responses to the linguistic and cultural diversity of student bodies, and for consideration of migrant students at all levels of the curriculum. This book explores the stories of over 70 migrants from 41 countries around the world and examines the language they use when talking about their move to a new country and their experiences there. The book interprets common themes from the stories using metaphor and metonymy analysis to lead to more nuanced understandings of migration that have implications for language teachers. The stories also dispel many stereotypes relating to migration, serving as a reminder to us all to consider our own language when talking about this complex subject.
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National Approaches to the Administration of International Migration

Author: Peri E. Arnold

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1607505983

Category: Social Science

Page: 207

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Within the time frame of the 17th century to the mid 20th century, this book examines the migration experience of ten countries - Australia, Austria, Belgium, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States - each with an important history of international migration.
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Migration and Development

How to Make Migration Work for Poverty Reduction: Sixth Report of Session 2003-04

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215018205

Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 100

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The Effects of Migration on Child Health in Mexico

Author: Nicole Hildebrandt,David J. McKenzie

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Child health services

Page: 33

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The authors investigate the impact of international migration on child health outcomes in rural Mexico using a nationally representative demographic survey. They use historic migration networks as instruments for current household migration to the United States in order to correct for the possible endogeneity of migrant status. They find that children in migrant households have lower rates of infant mortality and higher birth-weights. The authors study the channels through which migration may affect health outcomes and find evidence that migration raises health knowledge in addition to the direct effect on wealth. However they also find that preventative health care, such as breastfeeding and vaccinations, is less likely for children in migrant households. These results provide a broader and more nuanced view of the health consequences of migration than is offered by the existing literature.
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The Securitization of Humanitarian Migration

Digging Moats and Sinking Boats

Author: Scott D. Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134004664

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This book examines how western liberal states are progressively restricting access to refugees and asylum seekers, even though these states have signed international agreements obliging them to offer protection to those fleeing persecution and to advocate the spread of human rights and humanitarian principles. Watson examines how refugees and asylum seekers have come to be treated so poorly by these states through the use of policies such as visa requirements, mandatory detention and prevention/return policies. Providing extensive documentary analysis of debates on ‘restrictive’ refugee policies in Canada and Australia, the author addresses the relationship between security and migration, an issue of increased importance in the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terror. He then examines hotly-contested policies such as detention and the forceful return of asylum seekers to demonstrate how attempts to securitise these issues have been resisted in the media and by political opposition. Given the importance of providing refuge for persecuted populations, not only to ensure the survival of targeted individuals, but also to maintain international peace and security, the erosion of protective measures is of great importance today. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of international security, international relations, migration and human rights
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Care, Migration and Human Rights

Law and Practice

Author: Siobhán Mullally

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317646045

Category: Law

Page: 182

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The continuum of exploitation that has historically defined the everyday of domestic work - exclusion from employment and social security standards and precarious migration status – has frequently been neglected. It is primarily the moments of crisis, incidents of human trafficking, slavery or forced labour, that have captured the attention of human rights law. Only recently has human rights law has begun to address the structured inequalities and exclusions that define the domain of domestic work. This book addresses the specific position of domestic workers in the context of evolving human rights norms. Drawing upon a broad range of case studies, this book presents a thorough examination of key issues such as the commodification of care, the impact of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights on ‘primary care providers’, as well as the effect that trends in migration law have on migrant domestic workers. This volume will be of interest to lawyers, academics and policy makers in the fields of human rights, migration, and gender studies.
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Migration and Autonomous Territories

The Case of South Tyrol and Catalonia

Author: Roberta Medda-Windischer,Andrea Carlà

Publisher: Hotei Publishing

ISBN: 9004282793

Category: Political Science

Page: 308

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Migration and Autonomous Territories discusses complex migration issues in sub-national autonomous territories inhabited by historical communities and minorities, in particular the cases of South Tyrol and Catalonia, by analyzing challenges associated with reconciling diversity and unity.
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