Migration: Policies, Practices, Activism brings together a range of scholarly research papers to examine the place of international migration in the modern world, starting with the overview of migration and development by Alejandro Portes. There are many aspects to migration today which are treated in this collection, including new patterns of migration flows, asylum and the handling of refugees, multiculturalism, religious and cultural diversity, identity formation among immigrant communities, and the impact of migration upon social and economic development. Chapters in this book look at a variety of migration case studies, including aspects of international migration in Europe; movement from sub-Saharan Africa northwards; movement from Albania to Italy; a comparison of the USA and Germany; the entry of international brides to South Korea; and the concept of diversity and its use in the study of the outcomes of migration. This is a stimulating collection which looks at many facets of the phenomenon.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.