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Handbook of Return Migration

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Handbook of Return Migration

9781839100048 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Russell King, Professor of Geography, University of Sussex, UK and Katie Kuschminder, Associate Professor, Maastricht University and United Nations University-MERIT, the Netherlands
Publication Date: February 2022 ISBN: 978 1 83910 004 8 Extent: c 400 pp
This authoritative Handbook provides an interdisciplinary appraisal of the field of return migration, advancing concepts and theories and setting an agenda for new debates.

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This authoritative Handbook provides an interdisciplinary appraisal of the field of return migration, advancing concepts and theories and setting an agenda for new debates.
 
Structured into four parts, the Handbook maps the contemporary field of return migration, examining the effects and politicisation of return migration, before moving on to explore the theme of reintegration and the impact of return migration on development in the migrants’ countries of origin. Taking an intersectional approach, expert contributors delve into the economics of return migration, deportation, the psychological wellbeing of migrants, student mobility and second-generation ‘return’ migration. The Handbook opens up new avenues for research, including new theories and conceptualisations of return migration, and articulates key issues that should be considered, both for research and for policy and practice.
 
This Handbook will be a valuable resource for scholars and advanced students interested in migration and human rights. Its use of empirical examples and case studies will also be beneficial for policy-makers seeking an insight into the current issues in return migration.
Critical Acclaim
‘Return migration used to be the Cinderella of migration studies. This Handbook is an indispensable corrective, containing a marvellously rich and diverse collection of case studies together with a “state of the art” review of the relevant literature by the editors.’
– Robin Cohen, University of Oxford, UK

‘In this collection of eye-opening contributions on return migration, Russell King and Katie Kuschminder have assembled a highly productive group of authors who give guidance in this quickly emerging field. The contributions convincingly employ insights from various branches of migration and mobility studies, and establish new ground in topics ranging from assisted return and deportations to reintegration and engagement in local development. The individual chapters draw a differentiated portrait of a crucial but so far underappreciated dimension of migration. We have waited a long time for such a truly stimulating Handbook.’
– Thomas Faist, Bielefeld University, Germany
Contributors
Contributors include: Elisa Alves, Özge Bilgili, Claudio Bolzman, Alan Desmond, Marta Bivand Erdal, Daina Grosa, Barak Kalir, Nilay Kılınç, Russell King, Katie Kuschminder, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Ine Lietaert, Aija Lulle, Rossella Marino, Md Farid Miah, Charlotte Mueller, Ceri Oeppen, Erlend Paasche, Giulia Sinatti, Marieke van Houte, Zana Vathi, Jackline Wahba, Katie Walsh, Anne White

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