Global Migration: Old Assumptions, New Dynamics

Editors: Arcarazo, Diego Acosta and Wiesbrock, Anja
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Praeger

Single-User Purchase Price: $163.00
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ISBN: 978-1-44-080422-9
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Image Count: 46
Book Status: Available
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Relying on fact, not rhetoric, this book seeks to inform readers, allay fears, and advance solutions. While other reference works tend to limit their scope to one country or one dimension of this hot-button issue, this book looks at the topic through a wide and interdisciplinary lens. Truly global in scope, this collection explores issues on all five continents, discussing examples from different countries through analysis by top scholars across disciplines.

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Table of Contents

  • Tables and Figures
  • Acknowledgments
  • Volume 1
  • Chapter One Global Migration Issues: Myths and Realities - Diego Acosta Arcarazo and Anja Wiesbrock
  • Part I Myth: Developed countries are being swamped by migrants.
  • Chapter Two Migration Is Historically Normal: Europe as Source and Destination of Global Population Movements - Jochen Oltmer
  • Chapter Three Why Do People Migrate? A Review of the Theoretical Economic Literature - Jessica Hagen-Zanker
  • Chapter Four Borders as Floodgates: Contesting the Myth from Federal and Regional International Experiences in Light of EU Free Movement - Sara Iglesias Sánchez
  • Part II Myth: Migration only takes place from developing to developed countries and serves as an escape from poverty.
  • Chapter Five Ten Myths about Migration and Development: Revelations Involving the Mexico–United States Experience - Raúl Delgado-Wise, Humberto Márquez, and Selene Gaspar
  • Chapter Six Migration to the Gulf States: The Political Economy of Exceptionalism - Philippe Fargues and Françoise De Bel-Air
  • Chapter Seven “Almost a Brazilian”: Gringos, Immigration, and Irregularity in Brazil - Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette
  • Part III Myth: Migration is economically negative.
  • Chapter Eight Is Immigration Positive for the Welfare State? The Case of Spain - María Bruquetas-Callejo
  • Chapter Nine Labor Migration from India to Italy: Debunking the Myth of the Undesirable Low-Skilled Migrant in the European Union - Kathryn Lum
  • Chapter Ten The Myth of Benefit Tourists and Welfare Magnets: A Relationship between Social Welfare and Free Movement in the European Union? - Sergio Carrera, Katharina Eisele, Elspeth Guild, and Joanna Parkin
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors
  • About the Advisory Board
  • Volume 2
  • Tables and Figures
  • Part I Myth: Restrictive migration policies are effective.
  • Chapter One Militarization of the Mexico-U.S. Border and Its Effects on the Circularity of Migrants - Douglas S. Massey and Karen A. Pren
  • Chapter Two Out of Sight, Out of Mind?: The Myths and Realities of Mandatory Immigration Detention - Daniel Ghezelbash and Mary Crock
  • Chapter Three The Quest for Turkish Migration to the European Union: Exploring the Misconceptions - Gözde Kaya
  • Part II Myth: Restrictive policies toward migrants are inevitable.
  • Chapter Four Regularization in the European Union and the United States: The Frequent Use of an Exceptional Measure - Alan Desmond
  • Chapter Five National Voting Rights for Permanent Residents: New Zealand's Experience - Kate McMillan
  • Chapter Six Improving Migrants’ Rights in Times of Crisis: Migration Policy in Argentina since 2003 - Pablo Ceriani Cernadas
  • Part III Myth: Restrictive immigration policies promote integration.
  • Chapter Seven Mevrouw De Jong Gaat Eten: Naturalization Biases Tested in Practice - Dimitry Kochenov
  • Chapter Eight Family Reunion as a Means of Integration: Has It Failed or Succeeded? - Thomas Huddleston
  • Chapter Nine The Mythical Death of Multiculturalism - Tariq Modood
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors
  • About the Advisory Board
  • Volume 3
  • Tables and Figures
  • Part I Myth: Migrant workers cannot get equal rights.
  • Chapter One Straight Talk about the Dynamics of Labor Migration - Jennifer Gordon
  • Chapter Two Revisiting the Myth of Guest Worker Programs: The Case of Malaysia - Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas
  • Part II Myth: Migrants are a threat to society.
  • Chapter Three False Narratives in the Migration Debate: Playing Games with Immigrants’ Lives in Greece - Anastassia Tsoukala
  • Chapter Four Migration Myths and Extreme Xenophobia in South Africa - Jonathan Crush and Sujata Ramachandran
  • Chapter Five International Migration and Immigrant Settlement in the United States - Wei Li and Wan Yu
  • Part III Myth: Migration always harms the prospects of developing countries by causing a brain drain.
  • Chapter Six High-Skilled Migration: A New Way Forward for Europe, the United States, and the World - Andrew Rottas and Terri Givens
  • Chapter Seven Promoting Circular International Migration of the Highly Skilled - Metka Hercog and Melissa Siegel
  • Chapter Eight Student Migration from India: Implications for the Origin and the Host Countries - Shantanu Sarkar and Rashmi Sharma
  • Chapter Nine Changing Dynamics of Remittance Flows and Their Impact on the Economy: The Case of Pakistan - Hisaya Oda
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors
  • About the Advisory Board