An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation: by Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath, Bruno Meeus

By Anna Amelina, Kenneth Horvath, Bruno Meeus

The contributions of this ebook study modern dynamics of migration and mobility within the context of the final societal changes that experience taken position in Europe over the last few a long time. The publication can help readers to higher comprehend the manifold ways that migration tendencies within the sector are associated with altering political-economic constellations, orders of energy and inequality, and political discourses. It starts off with an advent to a few theoretical techniques that deal with the nexus among migration and basic societal shifts, together with strategies of supranationalisation, european growth, postsocialist adjustments and rescaling. It then offers a entire review of the political law of migration via border keep an eye on and immigration regulations. The contributions that keep on with aspect the dynamic alterations of person migration styles and their implications for the business enterprise of cellular members. the ultimate half demanding situations the reader to contemplate how regulations and practices of migration are associated with symbolic struggles over belonging and rights, describing quite a lot of expressions of such conflicts, from cosmopolitanism to racism and xenophobia. This publication is geared toward researchers in quite a few fields of the social sciences and will be used as path studying for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate classes within the components of overseas migration, transnational and ecu stories. it will likely be a valuable source for students trying to find fabric at the most modern conceptual instruments for research of the nexus of migration and societal transformation in Europe.

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Although economists and politicians now speak of a ‘post-Washington consensus’ approach to world trade and investment, fundamental changes in economic power and governance have yet to emerge. A theory of global change in which the economy is seen as disembedded from society, and the political and social consequences are treated as inevitable ‘externalities’ (as economists put it), also leads to a disembedded understanding of migration. In a narrow economistic view this means seeking the determinants of migration in a range of rational choices based on economic interests.

Lussault 2007; Sassen 2006). g. Levitt and Glick Schiller 2004). This implies analysing ‘a simultaneous dialectic of indigenisation […] and cosmopolitanisation’ (Friedman 2004). Such trends in social theory have already had considerable influence on migration studies. As already mentioned, economists have become increasingly critical of the assumptions of neoclassical theory and are investigating the role of families, communities, and other social actors in migratory processes. The ‘new economics of labour migration’ (NLEM) seeks to overcome neoclassical methodological individualism by using household surveys to understand how migration can be a collective risk-diversifying rather than an income-maximizing strategy.

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