ABSTRACT

It has been half a century since the Geneva Refugee Convention came into place, but there is still no comparable international regime which provides for the increasing phenomenon of mobile economic migrants. At a time of global mobility, when migration policies are constantly changing and the security and rights of migrants are called into question, there is clearly a need for strengthened international cooperation. This volume brings together an international team of authors to examine the prospects for improvements in such cooperation and for the establishment of a framework of basic global or regional norms of conduct. Issues addressed in the book include how to augment the development effects of migration for source countries, how to meet the security and rights interests of both states and migrants and how to improve the prospects for integration of migrants in destination countries. With its fresh, policy-focused and global approach, this volume will be of great value to both academics and policy-makers.

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INTRODUCTION

chapter 1|18 pages

Transnational Approaches to Reforming Migration Regimes

ByKristof Tamas, Joakim Palme

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PART 1: TRANSNATIONAL TRENDS OF MIGRATION AND POPULATION

chapter 2|13 pages

Transnational Migration: Conceptual and Policy Challenges

ByPeggy Levitt

chapter 3|17 pages

The Boom and Bust of Net Migration? A 40-year Forecast

ByBo Malmberg

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PART 2: GAINS AND DRAINS OF SOURCE COUNTRIES

chapter 4|13 pages

An Economic View on Brain Drain

ByJ.P. Sevilla

chapter 5|16 pages

Remittances and Labour Source Countries

ByBhargavi Ramamurthy

chapter 6|16 pages

Migration, Development and Conflict

ByNinna Nyberg Sørensen

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PART 3: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF MANAGING MIGRATION IN DESTINATION COUNTRIES

chapter 9|13 pages

A Philosophical View on States and Immigration

ByMelissa Lane

chapter 10|23 pages

Citizenship: International, State, Migrant and Democratic Perspectives

ByRainer Bauböck

chapter 11|18 pages

Legal and Irregular Migration for Employment in Italy and France

ByLuca Einaudi

chapter 12|16 pages

Labour Migration and Organized Interests: The Swedish Model

ByTorbjörn Lundqvist

part 13|2 pages

Asian Labour Migration and Regional Arrangements Patcharawalai Wongboonsin