Research Handbook on the Institutions of Global Migration Governance


Research Handbook on the Institutions of Global Migration Governance

9781789908060 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Antoine Pécoud, Professor of Sociology, University Sorbonne Paris Nord and Institut Convergences Migrations and Hélène Thiollet, CNRS Researcher, CERI/Sciences Po, and Institut Convergences Migrations, France
Publication Date: 2023 ISBN: 978 1 78990 806 0 Extent: 450 pp
Drawing together the work of leading researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds, this illuminating Research Handbook contributes to a revitalised understanding of migration governance. It introduces novel debates regarding how actors and institutions shape significant migration dynamics.

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Drawing together the work of leading researchers from various disciplines and backgrounds, this illuminating Research Handbook contributes to a revitalised understanding of migration governance. It introduces novel debates regarding how actors and institutions shape significant migration dynamics.

This erudite Research Handbook features a systematic review of the analytical framework of global migration governance. Chapters identify and explain key institutions involved in global migration, focusing on changes in patterns and actor behaviours. Key actors explored in the Research Handbook include international organisations, migrant networks, civil society groups, smuggling cartels, religious transnational organisations, security firms and trade unions. Ultimately, it aims to contribute to a renewed understanding of migration drivers and proceedings.

Students and advanced scholars of international relations and politics studying topics such as migration policy will find this thorough Research Handbook to be incredibly valuable. Experts and agents of international and non-government organisations will additionally find it to be beneficial.
Critical Acclaim
‘This anthology on the institutions of global migration governance is unprecedented in its scope. The editors have created a one-stop resource for scholars, students, and practitioners.’
– David Scott FitzGerald, University of California, San Diego, US

‘The editors of this volume have brought together a formidable set of writers in this field for a collective, comprehensive and critical look at how migration governance plays out on the world stage.’
– Nicholas Van Hear, University of Oxford, UK

‘From interpersonal networks to global compacts, Pécoud and Thiollet’s Research Handbook on the Institutions of Global Migration Governance offers the first authoritative, comprehensive, multi-level assessment of the institutional field within which the 21st century’s international migrants move, expertly filling a longstanding yet critical gap in the migration literature.’
– Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University, US

‘This book is an invaluable resource for scholars working on migration. By bringing together state-of-the-art research by eminent international scholars, by looking at a range of different types of movements, and by including sub-national and supra-national institutions, as well as national ones, Pécoud and Thiollet have produced a must-go-to guide to the intricacies and challenges of migration governance.’
– Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College, US

‘This book moves away from seeing the state as all-powerful or all-encumbered in the fraught matter of global migration governance. By focusing on the kaleidoscopic assemblage of institutions operating in different interlocking spheres from the local to the transnational, the market and civil society, and the formal and informal, the book’s sophisticated analyses of migration-related institutions show us how and why migration is central to reshaping social orders of the 21st century.’
– Brenda Yeoh, National University of Singapore

‘This volume could not be more timely as global institutions vie for leadership in migration governance. The impressive line-up of scholars address key research questions and highlight the different ways of understanding the evolution of international institutions. This book is required reading for scholars and students of international relations and migration governance but also for policy stakeholders that need to reflect on how they are tackling one of the top issues on the global agenda, an issue intrinsically linked with others such as global inequalities and climate change.’
– Virginie Guiraudon, Sciences Po Center for European Studies, France

Contributors: Younes Ahouga, Kathryn Allinson, Aleksandra Ålund, Sophie Bava, Claire Beaugrand, Mélodie Beaujeu, Miriam Bradley, Giulia Breda, Olivier Clochard, François Crépeau, Raúl Delgado Wise, Laura Foley, Adèle Garnier, François Gemenne, Flore Gubert, Elspeth Guild, Thomas Lacroix, Hélène Le Bail, Elaine Lebon-McGregor, Ine Lietaert, Anna Lindley, Leo Lucassen, Rianne Mahon, Letizia Palumbo, Antoine Pécoud, Nicola Piper, Anna Purkey, Stefan Rother, Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Damien Simonneau, Hélène Thiollet, Anna Triandafyllidou, Julia Van Dessel, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden

1 Introduction: the institutions of global migration governance 1
Antoine Pécoud and Hélène Thiollet

2 Bringing about the ‘perfect storm’ in migration governance? A history
of the International Organization for Migration 19
Elaine Lebon-McGregor
3 Managing migration by encompassing the role of the state: the IOM and
the Migration Governance Framework 34
Younes Ahouga
4 UNHCR and the transformation of global refugee governance: the case
of refugee resettlement 50
Adèle Garnier
5 The global governance of labour mobility: the role of the International
Labour Organization 63
Nicola Piper
6 The migration and development nexus and international migration
management: the role of the United Nations Development Programme 76
Giulia Breda
7 A humanitarian agency in global migration governance: the
International Committee of the Red Cross’s migration policy and practice 89
Miriam Bradley
8 Regions and regional organisations in global migration governance 102
Ine Lietaert and Antoine Pécoud

9 The emergence of a global migration policy conversation:
a retrospective on two mandates of the United Nations Special
Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants (2011–2017) 119
François Crépeau and Anna Purkey
10 Global encounters: exploring the political foundations of global
migration governance 132
Stefan Rother, Hélène Thiollet and Catherine Wihtol de Wenden
11 Making a global compact: the objectives and institutions of the
Marrakesh Compact 146
Elspeth Guild and Kathryn Allinson
12 ‘Workers of the world unite’: unions and immigration, a global history 170
Leo Lucassen
13 At the crossroads of climate and migration governance: institutional
arrangements to address climate-induced migration 186
François Gemenne
14 The gendered governance of migration 196
Laura Foley
15 The governance of migrant smuggling and human trafficking:
institutions and networks 214
Anna Triandafyllidou and Letizia Palumbo
16 Global migration governance: positionality, agency and impact of civil
society 227
Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Raúl Delgado Wise and Aleksandra Ålund

17 Detention camps for foreigners and international agreements: two
institutions that shaped European migration history (1945–2020) 250
Olivier Clochard
18 Economic interests and EU border and migration control: from security
hindrances to market opportunities 263
Damien Simonneau
19 Migration and religious institutions: (re) arranging itineraries and imaginaries 279
Sophie Bava
20 The role of Church organisations in global migration governance 297
Mélodie Beaujeu
21 The governance of transnational care chains 312
Rianne Mahon
22 Promoting and restricting marriage migrations: when marriages are not
such a private matter 327
Hélène Le Bail
23 Migration intermediation: revisiting the kafala (sponsorship system) in
the Gulf 341
Claire Beaugrand and Hélène Thiollet
24 The global ordering of remittance flows: formalisation, facilitation,
funnelling and financialisation 357
Anna Lindley
25 From a de facto to a de jure role of local authorities in the governance
of international migration 377
Thomas Lacroix
26 ‘I know, therefore I (don’t) go’: the role of information in migration
decision-making and irregular migration governance 387
Julia van Dessel
27 Is network embeddedness really worth it? Migrant networks as
structures of both opportunities and constraints 406
Flore Gubert

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