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International Political Economy Series

The International Organization for Migration

The New ‘UN Migration Agency’ in Critical Perspective

Editors: Geiger, Martin, Pécoud, Antoine (Eds.)

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  • Serves as a central reference in an emerging field of study on the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • Significantly contributes to the literature on the global governance of migration
  • Brings together chapters on various activities and from various fields where IOM is active
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In 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) became part of the United Nations. With 173 member states and more than 400 field offices, the IOM—the new ‘UN migration agency’—plays a key role in migration governance. The contributors in this volume provide an in-depth and comprehensive insight into the IOM, its transformation, current structure and projects, as well as its capacity, self-understanding and political agenda.

About the authors

Martin Geiger is Associate Professor of Politics of Human Migration and Mobility at Carleton University, Canada, Senior Research Fellow at the Center for China and Globalization in Beijing, and Corresponding Member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies in Osnabrueck, Germany.

Antoine Pécoud is Professor of Sociology at the University of Paris 13, a Research Associate at CERI/Sciences Po, and a Fellow of the Institut des Migrations, France. 

Reviews

“Has the IOM become the UN migration agency, and if so, is it beneficial or not for the migrants? This collective book recasts with brio the IOM’s transformation in a truly interdisciplinary way, crossing the views of political scientists, lawyers, sociologists of migration. The result is impressive and thought provoking. We are effectively at a turning point for global migration and freedom of movement in the world.” (Didier Bigo, Professor of Sociology, Sciences Po Paris, France)

“Who has the expert authority to speak about international migration? This volume documents the ambitious rise of the IOM as it claims the mantle of ‘UN Migration Agency’. Rich case studies show the interplay between the agency’s own soft power and its tendency to serve the will of powerful patrons. For an inside view of a process that continues to unfold, look no further than this volume.” (David Scott FitzGerald, Gildred Chair in U.S.-Mexican Relations and Co-Director, Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California San Diego, USA)

“A much needed and timely book that sheds light on the different, obvious and hidden ways in which a transnational governance of migration regime is evolving. This book investigates critically the new role of IOM as the UN migration agency in managing flows and borders in often non-visible ways. It is a must-read for both academics and practitioners working in the field international migration.” (Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Ryerson University, Canada)

“The most up-to-date and encompassing research on IOM. A must-read for those who are interested in migration and mobility studies, and the increasing role of IOM in migration politics.” (Zhenjiang Zhang, Professor and Dean, School of International Studies/Academy of Overseas Chinese Studies, Jinan University, China)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Introduction: The International Organization for Migration as the New ‘UN Migration Agency’

    Pages 1-27

    Pécoud, Antoine

  • Unfinished Business: The IOM and Migrants’ Human Rights

    Pages 29-51

    Guild, Elspeth (et al.)

  • Gendering Migration Management

    Pages 53-73

    Mahon, Rianne

  • Drivers of Expenditure Allocation in the IOM: Refugees, Donors, and International Bureaucracy

    Pages 75-98

    Patz, Ronny (et al.)

  • Between Migration and Development: The IOM’s Development Fund

    Pages 99-122

    Newman-Grigg, Erin

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The International Organization for Migration
Book Subtitle
The New ‘UN Migration Agency’ in Critical Perspective
Editors
  • Martin Geiger
  • Antoine Pécoud
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32976-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32976-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32975-4
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 316
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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