Migration, Globalization, and the State
Edited by Rachel K. Brickner
|Publication Date||November 2013|
|Formats||Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF)|
|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.