The Age of Migration, Fifth Edition International Population Movements in the Modern World

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-12-17
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press

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The leading text in the field, this authoritative work offers a global perspective on the nature of migration flows, why they occur, and their consequences for both origin and destination societies. Chapters provide up-to-date descriptions and comparative analyses of major migration regions in the North and South. The role of population movements in the formation of ethnic minority groups is examined, as is the impact of growing ethnic diversity on economies, cultures, and political institutions. Useful pedagogical features include accessible boxed examples, tables, maps, and suggestions for further reading. The companion website features an online-only chapter, additional case studies, links to relevant resources, and migration photos.

New to This Edition
*Thoroughly revised with the latest information, analysis, theoretical developments, and policies.
*Addresses the impact of the global economic crisis since 2008.
*Covers the effects of climate change on migration and security.
*Discusses new types of labor migration; marriage migration; new areas of origin, transit, and destination; and other current trends.

Author Biography

Stephen Castles, DPhil, is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney. He was previously Director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. His books and articles have been translated into many languages and have been highly influential in the development of international migration studies.

Hein de Haas, PhD, is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. He is a University Lecturer in Migration Studies and James Martin Fellow at Oxford and Honorary Professor in Migration and Development at Maastricht University.

Mark J. Miller, PhD, is the Emma Smith Morris Professor at the University of Delaware. He edited the International Migration Review from 1983 to 2005. He is a recipient of the Francis Alison award, the highest honor extended to faculty by the University of Delaware.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition
1. Introduction
2. Theories of Migration
3. How Migration Transforms Societies
4. International Migration before 1945
5. Migration in Europe since 1945
6. Migration in the Americas
7. Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region
8. Migration in Africa and the Middle East
9. Migration, Security and the Debate on Climate Change
10. The State and International Migration: The Quest for Control
11. Migrants and Minorities in the Labour Force
12. New Ethnic Minorities and Society
13. Immigrants and Politics
14. Conclusion: Migration in the Twenty-First Century

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