The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. The new edition incorporates numerous new chapters on issues including return migration, the relationship between urbanisation and migration, the role of advanced digital technologies in migration governance, decision making and human agency, and the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global migration.
Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in-depth examination of the major analytical questions pertaining to migration and asylum, whilst discussing key areas such as work, welfare, families, citizenship, the relationship between migration and development, asylum and irregular migration. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from different world regions and covering a broad range of disciplines including sociology, geography, legal studies, political science, and economics, the Handbook is a truly multidisciplinary reader.
Organised into thematic and geographical chapters, the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies provides a concise overview on the different topics and world regions, as well as useful guidance for both the starting and the more experienced reader. The Handbook’s expansive content and illustrative style will appeal to both students and professionals studying in the field of migration and international organisations.
Part I: Key Analytical and Policy Dimensions on Migration and Asylum 1. Migration Theories: A Critical Overview 2. Demography and International Migration 3. Gender and Migration 4. Transnational Migration 5. Cities and Migration 6. Return Migration 7. Migration Decision-Making 8. Migration and Artificial Intelligence 9. Migration and the Pandemic Emergency Part II: Migration and Labour Market 10. International Migration and US Innovation: Insights from the US Experience 11. High-Skilled Migration in the Post-Covid Era 12. Global Elite Migrations 13. Migrant Entrepreneurship: Self-employment as a Strategy of Economic Incorporation 14. From Temporary Migrant to Labour Citizen 15. Discrimination Against Immigrants in the Labour Market Part III: Migration, Families, and Welfare 16. Migration, Work and Welfare 17. Irregular Migration and the Welfare State: Strange Allies? 18. Global Care Chains 19. Family Migration and Migrant Integration 20. International Students in a Mobile World 21. Migration and the Health and Care Sector Part IV: Cultural Diversity, Citizenship, and Socio-Politico Integration Challenge 22. Migration, Citizenship, and Post-National Membership 23. Paradigms Lost? Immigrant Integration and its Discontents 24. Migration and Cultural Diversity Challenges in the 21st Century 25. Inclusion of Migrant Children in Educational Systems 26. Migrants and their cultural world: when things teach us about lives Part IV: Migration and Development 27. Migration and Economic Remittances: Impact on Development 28. Migration and Diasporas: What Role in Home Country Development? 29. Migration and Development: A Focus on Africa 30. Migration and Development in Asia: A View through the Lens of ‘Hubs and Hinterlands’ 31. Asian Migration to the Gulf States 32. Reframing the Migration and Development Question in the 21st Century 33. Contested Migration and Development Agendas: Contrasting Views from Africa and Europe Part VI: Asylum and Refugee Studies Today 34. Unmixing Migrants and Refugees 35. Refugee Studies Has Always Been Critical 36. Asylum in the 21st Century: Trends and Challenges 37. Environmental Change and Migration: Bringing power and inequality back in 38. Climate Change and Migration: Lessons from Oceania 39. Venezuelans in Latin America: Looking Beyond the Binary of Migrants versus Asylum Seekers 40. Seeking Asylum in the Middle East: Lessons from the Syrian Crisis Part VII: Irregular Migration 41. The Challenge of Irregular Migration 42. Of ‘in between’ spaces and (un)interrupted journeys: transit migration 43. Migrant Smuggling 44. Sanctuary Cities 45. Exploitation and Situations of Vulnerability of Migrant Workers in Europe: Legal and Policy Responses and Challenges