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Palgrave Macmillan

Migration, Globalization, and the State

ISBN 9781137033758
Publication Date November 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series International Political Economy Series

Given the sheer number of migrants, it is easy to take migration for granted as a characteristic of a globalized world, where people, along with money and information, move easily across and within borders. In reality, migration is a complex phenomenon shaped by political, economic, cultural, and social factors. The contributors explore the dynamic intersections of the processes of economic globalization, policies and interests among state actors, and the experiences and agency of migrants themselves. Drawing evidence from North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, they illustrate that even within the common framework of economic globalization, the ways in which the interests of state actors and the agency of migrants intersects continuously shapes and reshapes both home and destination societies.

Rachel K. Brickner is an Associate Professor of Politics at Acadia University, Canada. Her research focuses on the intersections of work and citizenship and contemporary struggles in defense of labor rights for women, migrants, and public sector workers. She has recently published in Journal of Latin American Studies and Policy and Society.

1. Exploring the Dynamic Intersections of Migration, Globalization, and the State; Rachel K. Brickner
PART I: ECONOMIC GLOBALIZATION AND MIGRATION
2. Legacies of Forced Migration: A Comparative-Historical Perspective; Stephen Ahern
3. Globalization, Social Justice, and Migration: Indonesian Domestic Migrant Workers in Malaysia; Cynthia Joseph
4. Violent Enclosure: The Political Economy of Forced Displacement in Colombia; Terry Gibbs
PART II: LOCAL INTERESTS AND MIGRATION POLICY IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBALIZATION
5. Economic Immigration and Women: Not the Usual Story, Not the Usual Suspects; Alexandra Dobrowolsky
6. Philipino Overseas Domestic Workers: Contradictions, Resistance, and Implications for Change; Susan Brigham
PART III: THE INFLUENCE OF MIGRANTS' EXPERIENCE ON STATE AND SOCIETY
7. Citizenship, Religion, and Transnational Identities in a Jewish Democratic State; Ruth Amir
8. Migration, Globalization, and Creation; Yvon Le Bot
9. A Gender Approach to Migration Studies; Marta Núñez-Sarmiento
10. Migration Research and the Struggle for Social Justice; Rachel K. Brickner & R. James Sacouman

Stephen Ahern, Acadia University, Canada
Ruth Amir, Yezreel Valley College, Israel
Rachel K. Brickner, Acadia University, Canada
Susan Brigham, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada
Alexandra Dobrowolsky, Saint Mary's University, Canada
Terry Gibbs, Cape Breton University, Canada
Cynthia Joseph, Monash University, Australia
Yvon Le Bot, Senior Marie Curie Research Fellow, European Commission
Marta Núñez-Sarmiento, University of Havana, Cuba (retired)
R. James Sacouman, Acadia University, Canada

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