Handbook on Migration and Development

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Handbook on Migration and Development

A Counter-hegemonic Perspective

9781789907124 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Raúl Delgado Wise, Professor and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Development Studies, Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico, Branka Likic-Brboric, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden, Ronaldo Munck, Head of Civic Engagement, Dublin City University, Ireland and Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), Linköping University, Sweden
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 78990 712 4 Extent: c 484 pp
This Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the interaction between migration and development from a range of critical and counter-hegemonic perspectives. Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of existing practices connected with the migration and development nexus, contributing authors provide a clear understanding of their complex dynamics.

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This Handbook presents a comprehensive overview of the interaction between migration and development from a range of critical and counter-hegemonic perspectives. Exploring the strengths and weaknesses of existing practices connected with the migration and development nexus, contributing authors provide a clear understanding of their complex dynamics.

Divided into three thematic sections, the Handbook opens with a range of cutting-edge theoretical insights and methodologies that seek to establish the current state of the art. Following this, chapter authors use exploitation and dispossession as overarching concepts to frame key aspects of migration and development from a labour and class perspective. The Handbook then looks ahead, considering the opportunities and dilemmas illustrated by the various initiatives aimed at framing a multi-level governance regime for migration and development across the globe.

The Handbook on Migration and Development is an invaluable resource for students, academics and researchers in migration, development studies, sociology and social policy. Bringing together a wide range of underrepresented voices, this Handbook is also of benefit to policymakers working in international migration.
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‘This Handbook offers a vibrant plea for a counter-narrative to the longstanding debates surrounding migration and development. Although the flaws of the migration-development nexus are well documented, it has become the mantra of political discourses and the driving force of interstate cooperation alongside the Western agenda of border control. Gathering contributions from many key experts in the field, this edited volume gives a voice to a more critical stance and perspectives from the Global South. This alternative to the neoliberal narrative of the West is much needed.

This timely collection of essays offers a comprehensive and critical study of the complex and controversial intersections between migration and development. It constitutes a valuable resource for scholars, activists, practitioners and policymakers, who want to be up to date with the latest thinking and critical insights on a central concern of our times.’
– Vincent Chetail, Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

‘Raúl Delgado Wise and his co-editors have put together a book that would rekindle the flame of reason that is lately losing its shine in the emerging dominant discourse on migration and development. It is a journey into an array of introspections by the stalwarts as well as new-generation scholars upholding the empathic flag of equality and justice over that of dreary growth and development. A must read for those aspiring to be the devil''s advocates in ongoing debates over the political economy of international migration, particularly in the realm of its policy and governance.’
– Binod Khadria, Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT) and Jawaharlal Nehru University, India


Contents
Contents

1 Introduction to Handbook on Migration and Development 1
PART I COMPETING PERSPECTIVES
2 Social transformation and human mobility: reflections on the past,
present and future of migration 19
Stephen Castles
3 Migration and development: an update on global trends 32
Alejandro Portes
4 The migration-development nexus revisited: imperialism and the export
of labour power 45
Raúl Delgado Wise
5 Cross-border methods: the challenge of methodological nationalism and
the prospects of transnational methodology 57
Thomas Faist
6 Changing the dominant narrative on migration and development:
strategic indicators 76
Alejandro I. Canales and Selene Gaspar Olvera
7 Migration and development as policy in Asia: a nexus in flux 96
Jeremaiah M. Opiniano and Maruja M. B. Asis
8 Climate change, environmental degradation and the reproduction of
social inequalities 115
Thomas Faist and Kerstin Schmidt
9 Debunking migration and development: a dispossession and
replacement studies approach 131
Nina Glick Schiller
PART II EXPLOITATION AND DISPOSSESSION
10 Unmasking irregular migration to the United States 150
Jorge Durand and Douglas S. Massey
11 Migration processes in Northern Central America and the unequal
outcomes of US and Mexican migration policies 165
Rodolfo Casillas
12 From Central America to Venezuela: displaced people, forced
migration and the geopolitical agenda of the United States 184
Daniel Villafuerte Solís and María del Carmen García Aguilar
13 International migration in Latin America: critical perspectives on the
construction of a field of knowledge 200
Gioconda Herrera and Ninna Nyberg Sørensen
14 Women’s self-reliance and sustainable livelihoods: implementation of
the Kalobeyei Integrated Socio-Economic Development Plan (KISEDP)
for refugees and the host population in Kenya 214
Måns Fellesson and Paula Mählck
15 Gender stereotypes in human mobility: reflections and challenges from
the Global South 229
María Luz Espiro and Sabrina P. Vecchioni
16 Transnational migration and the extractivist logic of global capitalism:
the EU–Eastern Africa geopolitical space 245
Zuzana Uhde
17 Rural–urban migration, the commodification of labour and welfare
restructuring in China and Vietnam 263
Minh T.N. Nguyen and Jake Lin
18 Labour and forced migration into post-Soviet Russia 277
Vyacheslav Bobkov and Igor Shichkin
19 Migration and trade unions: challenges and opportunities 295
Ronaldo Munck
PART III MULTILEVEL GOVERNANCE
20 The limits to migration and development policies 309
Ronald Skeldon
21 World governance: a glimmer of hope? 323
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
22 A countermovement of the precariat: migration, labour, and the enigma
of human rights 333
Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Aleksandra Ålund
23 Migration, development and depoliticization in the Global Compact for
Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration 346
Antoine Pécoud
24 Business-led governance of migration and development: a challenge for
civil society 363
Branka Likić-Brborić
25 A critical perspective on the ‘refugee crisis’ in Europe 381
Zeynep Sahin-Mencutek and Anna Triandafyllidou
26 Rethinking the migrant rights agenda in global migration governance:
a decolonized rights-based approach 396
Hari KC and Nicola Piper
27 Towards a global network of sanctuary or solidarity cities 413
Óscar García Agustín & Martin Bak Jørgensen
28 Skilled migration in the service of imperial innovation 430
Raœl Delgado Wise
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