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|94 pages

Key analytical and policy dimensions on migration and asylum

chapter 1|10 pages

Migration theories

A critical overview
ByKaren O’Reilly

chapter 2|13 pages

Demography and international migration

ByPhilippe Fargues

chapter 3|8 pages

Gender and migration

ByParvati Raghuram, Omololá S. Olarinde

chapter 4|10 pages

Transnational migration

ByAyse Caglar

chapter 5|10 pages

Cities and migration

ByNick Dines

chapter 6|9 pages

Return migration

ByKatie Kuschminder

chapter 7|10 pages

Migration decision-making

ByMarta Bivand Erdal, Jessica Hagen-Zanker

chapter 8|9 pages

Migration and artificial intelligence

ByAna Beduschi

chapter 9|13 pages

Migration and the pandemic emergency

ByAnna Triandafyllidou

part II|60 pages

Migration and labour market

chapter 10|8 pages

International migration and US innovation

Insights from the US experience
ByWilliam R. Kerr

chapter 11|11 pages

High-skilled migration in the post-Covid era

ByS. Irudaya Rajan

chapter 12|10 pages

Global elite migrations

ByIrina Isaakyan

chapter 13|10 pages

Migrant entrepreneurship

Self-employment as strategy of economic incorporation
ByJan Rath, Schutjens Veronique

chapter 14|10 pages

From temporary migrant to labour citizen

ByDimitria Groutsis

chapter 15|9 pages

Discrimination against immigrants in the labour market

ByRupa Banerjee

part III|55 pages

Migration, families, and welfare

chapter 16|7 pages

Migration, work, and welfare

ByEleonore Kofman

chapter 17|8 pages

Irregular migration and the welfare state

Strange allies?
ByMaurizio Ambrosini

chapter 18|12 pages

Global care chains 1

ByGianne Sheena Sabio, Kritika Pandey, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas

chapter 19|8 pages

Family migration and migrant integration

ByMehrunnisa Ahmad Ali

chapter 20|9 pages

International students in a mobile world

ByHelen Forbes-Mewett

chapter 21|9 pages

Migration and the health and care sector

ByMargaret Walton-Roberts

part IV|53 pages

Cultural diversity, citizenship, and socio-politico integration challenges

chapter 22|7 pages

Migration, citizenship, and post-national membership

ByJelena Džankić

chapter 23|14 pages

Paradigms lost? Immigrant integration and its discontents

ByTriadafilopoulos Triadafilos

chapter 24|11 pages

Migration and cultural diversity challenges in the twenty-first century

ByNasar Meer, Tariq Modood

chapter 25|10 pages

Inclusion of migrant children in educational systems 1

ByDirk Jacobs, Perrine Devleeshouwer

chapter 26|9 pages

Migrants and their cultural world

When things teach us about lives
ByAmin Moghadam

part V|74 pages

Migration and development

chapter 27|9 pages

Migration and economic remittances

Impact on development 1
ByBilesha Weeraratne

chapter 28|10 pages

Migration and diasporas

What role in home country development?
ByPiyasiri Wickramasekara

chapter 29|11 pages

Migration and development

A focus on Africa
ByJoseph Kofi Teye

chapter 30|15 pages

Migration and development in Asia

A view through the lens of ‘Hubs and Hinterlands’
ByKhadria Binod, Ratnam Mishra

chapter 31|7 pages

Asian migration to the Gulf States

ByChinmay Tumbe

chapter 33|10 pages

Contested migration and development agendas

Contrasting views from Africa and Europe
ByCaroline Wanjiku Kihato, Bakewell Oliver

part VI|66 pages

Asylum and Refugee Studies today

chapter 34|7 pages

Unmixing migrants and refugees

ByLiza Schuster

chapter 35|10 pages

Refugee Studies has always been critical

ByLinn Biorklund, Jennifer Hyndman

chapter 36|13 pages

Asylum in the twenty-first century

Trends and challenges
ByIdil Atak, François Crépeau

chapter 37|8 pages

Environmental change and migration

Bringing power and inequality back in 1
BySara Vigil

chapter 38|9 pages

Climate change and migration

Lessons from Oceania
ByJohn R. Campbell, Richard D. Bedford

chapter 39|8 pages

Venezuelans in Latin America

Looking beyond the binary of migrants vs. asylum-seekers
ByGioconda Herrera

chapter 40|9 pages

Seeking asylum in the Middle East

Lessons from the Syrian crisis
ByAyhan Kaya

part VII|50 pages

Irregular migration

chapter 41|11 pages

The challenge of irregular migration

BySarah Spencer

chapter 42|8 pages

Of ‘in between’ spaces and (un)interrupted journeys

Transit migration
ByAngeliki Dimitriadi

chapter 43|8 pages

Migrant smuggling

ByAnna Triandafyllidou

chapter 44|10 pages

Sanctuary cities

ByMireille Paquet

chapter 45|11 pages

Exploitation and situations of vulnerability of migrant workers in Europe

Legal and policy responses and challenges 1
ByLetizia Palumbo