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Migration in the Asia Pacific

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Migration in the Asia Pacific

Population, Settlement and Citizenship Issues

9781840648607 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Robyn Iredale, Australian Centre for Population Research Demography and Sociology Program, Australian National University, Charles Hawksley, Lecturer in Politics, School of History and Politics, University of Wollongong, Australia and Stephen Castles, Honorary Professor of Sociology, University of Sydney, Australia
Publication Date: 2003 ISBN: 978 1 84064 860 7 Extent: 432 pp
This book examines the overall trends and labour patterns of migrants, their relationship with the state, and the impacts they have on the societies in which they work and sometimes settle. The book adopts a multidisciplinary perspective which encompasses economics, history, politics, geography, and sociology, and presents a unique body of new empirical research that forms the basis of many of the chapters.

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This book examines the overall trends and labour patterns of migrants, their relationship with the state, and the impacts they have on the societies in which they work and sometimes settle. The book adopts a multidisciplinary perspective which encompasses economics, history, politics, geography, and sociology, and presents a unique body of new empirical research that forms the basis of many of the chapters.

The book emphasises the growing importance and value of transnational communities and multiple identities. It covers many of the diverse migration patterns that have recently emerged – from rural out-migration in China, to international labour movements in the Asia Pacific region as a whole. The conditions of many migrant workers are far from satisfactory and this is highlighted in a number of the chapters. Settlement outcomes, when and where they occur, have major policy and social implications and are changing the ethnic composition of many countries in the region. The growth of civil society in Singapore, increased ethnic diversity in Japan and the emergence of New Zealand’s multicultural population are all examples of some of the developments that host nations are having to come to terms with.

This extensive book presents state-of-the-art research on migration in the Asia Pacific, specifically focusing on the economic, political and social identities of migrants, and the responses of different states to this complex issue. It will be extremely worthwhile reading for students, scholars and researchers in the social sciences, especially those with an interest in geography, demography and the theory and policy of international migration.
Critical Acclaim
‘. . . this is a substantial volume which includes a great deal of material of interest to scholars of international migration. . . the book is to be strongly recommended to scholars and policymakers of Asian migration.’
– Graeme Hugo, Journal of Population Research

‘This volume offers a comprehensive analysis of migration issues both in terms of geographic coverage and aspects considered. . . Readers looking for a comprehensive presentation of migration issues and prospects for Asia Pacific migration will find this volume very instructive.’
– Graziano Battistella, Journal of Peace Research

‘This book confirms the strength of immigration scholarship in the Asian Pacific region and provides an indispensable mirror for the research community in Europe and North America. Highly recommended.’
– Jock Collins, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Contributors
Contributors: S.K. Ahmad, M. Arif Nasution, M.M.B. Asis, R. Bedford, I.H. Burnley, S. Castles, S. Chantavanich, K. Chung, J. Connell, F. Guo, C. Hawksley, S. Huang, R. Iredale, L. Keren, J.-P. Lin, T. Muliaina, D. Nguyen Anh, H. Ping, J.S. Santiago, H. Seok, P. Spoonley, C.W. Stahl, A. Stern, J. Tajima, C.-l. Tsay, C. Voigt-Graf, B.S.A. Yeoh
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Contents: Foreword Part I: Introduction Part II: Overview of General Trends and Themes in Asia Pacific Migration Part III: Labour Migration Part IV: Impacts of Migration: Theoretical, Legal and Economic Perspectives Part V: Settlement and Citizenship Index
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