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Handbook of the International Political Economy of Migration

Edited by Leila Simona Talani, Professor of International Political Economy, Jean Monnet Chair of European Political Economy, European and International Studies Department, King’s College London and Simon McMahon, Research Fellow, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK
This Handbook discusses theoretical approaches to migration studies in general, as well as confronting various issues in international migration from a distinctive international political economy perspective. It examines migration as part of a global political economy whilst addressing the theoretical debate relating to the capacity of the state to control international migration and the so called ‘policy gap’ or ‘gap hypothesis’ between migration policies and their outcomes.
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This Handbook discusses theoretical approaches to migration studies in general, as well as confronting various issues in international migration from a distinctive and unique international political economy perspective. With a focus on the relation between globalization and migration, the international political economy (IPE) theories of migration are systematically addressed.

Original new contributions from leading migration scholars offer a complete overview of international migration. They examine migration as part of a global political economy whilst addressing the theoretical debates relating to the capacity of the state to control international migration and the so called ‘policy gap’ or ‘gap hypothesis’ between migration policies and their outcomes. An examination of the relationship between regional integration and migration, with examples from Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa, as well as South-East Asia – is also included.

Aimed at political scientists and political economists with an interest in globalization and EU policymaking this collection will be accessible to students, academic and policymakers alike.
‘Recent years has seen a flowering of International Relations and IPE approaches to international migration. The subject, indeed, poses a challenge to existing paradigms, as a key dimension of globalisation and the complex de- and re-bordering of politics and society worldwide. Talani and McMahon have done a great service for the field in preparing this excellent collection of overviews that will be an essential tool in teaching and research.’
– Adrian Favell, University of Leeds, UK

‘This superb Handbook provides an indispensable guide to what is arguably the most serious political and humanitarian crisis of our time. Including chapters by numerous leading scholars in the field of migration studies, the Handbook is distinctive not only because of its international political economy orientation, but also because of its comprehensiveness: the Handbook combines sustained theoretical and conceptual engagement as it engages with the most important migration crises in North America, Europe, and Asia.’
– Alan Cafruny, Hamilton College, US

‘An excellent book on one of the most pressing issues of our time: international migration. By bringing together the dominant approaches in the literature, and applying them to a broad spectrum of migration problems, this book sets a standard for academics and policymakers.’
– Stefan Collignon, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK, Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, Italy and University of Hamburg, Germany

‘The editors have amassed an impressive range of international experts on the political economy of migration to create an invaluable teaching resource on the subject for many years to come.’
– Vassilis K. Fouskas, University of East London, UK

Contributors: R.G. Anghel, A. Balch, M. Fauser, C. Finotelli, A. Geddes, W.J. Haller, F. Jurje, O. Korneev, S. Lavenex, A.I. León, S. McMahon, E. Nadalutti, H. Overbeek, F. Pasetti, H. Pellerin, M. Piracha, T. Randazzo, R. Roccu, M. Samers, G. Sciortino, K. Surak, L.S. Talani, R. Zapata-Barrero







Introduction:
An IPE Perspective on International Migration
Leila Simona Talani

PART I THE THEORETICAL BACKGROUND: TOWARDS AN INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY OF MIGRATION
1. International Migration: IPE Perspectives and the Impact of Globalization
Leila Simona Talani

2. Neoliberal Globalisation, Transnational Migration and Global Governance
Alba I. León and Henk Overbeek

3. The State and the Regulation of Migration
Andrew Geddes and Oleg Korneev

4. Towards a Just Mobility Regime: An Applied Ethical Approach to the Study of Migrants’ Admission – The Case of Skill Selection
Ricard Zapata-Barrero and Francesco Pasetti

5. Assessing the International Regime Against Human Trafficking
Alex Balch

6. Migration, Transnationalization and Urban Transformations
Margit Fauser

PART II THE ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF MIGRATION
7. Global Foreign Workers’ Supply and Demand and the Political Economy of International Labour Migration
Hélène Pellerin

8. Guestworker Regimes Globally: An Historical Comparison
Kristin Surak

9. Closed Memberships in a Mobile World? Welfare States, Welfare Regimes and International Migration
Giuseppe Sciortino and Claudia Finotelli

10. The Expat-Sensitive State? Globalization, Development, and the Shifting Loci of Transmigrant Resources
William J. Haller

11. Migrant’s Remittances: Channeling Globalization
Remus Gabriel Anghel, Matloob Piracha and Teresa Randazzo,

12. The Migration-Trade Nexus: Migration Provisions in Trade Agreements
Sandra Lavenex and Flavia Jurje

PART III THE REGIONAL DIMENSION OF MIGRATION
13. Regional Integration and Migration in the European Union.
Simon McMahon

14. The Political Economy of Migration from the MENA Area Before and after the Arab Spring: The Case of Tunisia and Egypt
Leila Simona Talani

15. Neoliberal Restructuring, Forced Migration and Unprotected Work in a Globalising Cairo: A Critical International Political Economy Perspective
Roberto Roccu

16. Migration Policies, Migration and Regional Integration in North America
Michael Samers

17. Regional Integration and Migration in Southeast Asia: The Rise of ‘Iskandar-Malaysia’.
Elisabetta Nadalutti

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