While migration and population settlement have always been an important feature of political life throughout the world, the dramatic changes in the pace, direction, and complexity of contemporary migration flows are undoubtedly unique. Despite the economic benefits often associated with global, regional, and internal migration, the arrival of large numbers of migrants can exacerbate tensions and give rise to violent clashes between local populations and recent arrivals. This volume takes stock of these trends by canvassing the globe to generate new conceptual, empirical, and theoretical contributions. The analyses ultimately reveal the critical role of the state as both an actor and arena in the migration-conflict nexus.

part I|39 pages

Introduction: Concepts and Overview

chapter 1|19 pages

Demography, Migration, Conflict, and the State

The Contentious Politics of Connecting People to Places

chapter 2|19 pages

‘Sons of the Soil’ Conflicts and Autochthony

Bridging the Literatures

part II|64 pages

The State, Migration, and Violent Conflict

part III|65 pages

Identity, Territory, and the Politics of Belonging

chapter 7|22 pages

How Homelands Change?

Lessons from the Experience of Two Israeli Nationalist Movements

part IV|52 pages

Migration and Conflict in the Global North?

chapter 10|22 pages

Ethnic Nationalism or Relaxed Assimilation?

The Response of Dominant Ethnic Groups to Immigration in the Anglo-Saxon World

part V|11 pages