Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy

Hardcover | January 14, 2016

EditorDouglas J. Besharov, Mark H. Lopez

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International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another 700 million say they would leave their homes and move to another country if they could. Nations - bothsending and receiving - have responded to this growing international migrant flow with new laws and domestic programs. In receiving countries, they include laws and programs to control entry, encourage high-skilled immigration, develop refugee policy, and speed assimilation. In sending countries,governments are implementing and experimenting with new policies that link migrant diasporas back to their home countries culturally or economically-or both. This volume contains a series of thoughtful analyses of some of the most critical issues raised in both receiving and sending countries, including US immigration policy, European high skilled labor programs, the experiences of migrants to the Gulf States, the impact of immigration on studenteducational achievement, and how post-conflict nations connect with their diasporas. We hope that the volume helps readers draw lessons for their own countries, and, hence, is offered in the spirit of mutual learning within a continued international dialogue of research and analysis onmigration.

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International migration has reached new heights since the 1960s. Altogether, some 215 million people live in countries other than their countries of birth, and according to surveys, another 700 million say they would leave their homes and move to another country if they could. Nations - bothsending and receiving - have responded to thi...

Douglas J. Besharov is the Norman and Florence Brody Professor at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses on poverty, welfare, children and families, policy analysis, program evaluation, and performance management. A former president of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, he i...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:January 14, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez: IntroductionPart I: A World in Motion2. Neli Esipova, Rajesh Srinivasan, and Julie Ray: Global Desires to Migrate3. Ellen L. Berg and Douglas J. Besharov: Patterns of Global MigrationPart II. The Western Hemisphere4. Eileen Patten: Immigrants in the United States: Many, Diverse and Growing5. Andrew Selee: Declining Mexican Migration to the US6. Dylan Conger and Rebecca Hinze-Pifer: Educating the Children of Immigrants in the US7. Roberto Suro: Searching for New Policy Frameworks in the Wake of the Great RecessionPart III. Europe8. Anja Wiesbrock: The Evolution of EU Migration Policies: Towards a Balanced, Comprehensive and Common Approach?9. Katharina Eisele: EU Migration Policies and External Relations10. Maarten Peter Vink and Gerard-Rene de Groot: Citizenship Policies in the EU11. Metka Hercog and Anja Wiesbrock: Highly Skilled Migration to the EU and the US12. Jaap Dronkers and Manon de Heus: Educational Performance of the Children of Immigrants in Sixteen OECD CountriesPart IV. The Middle East and Asia13. Binod Khadria: Middle East Country Migration Policies14. Ahmed Mustafa Elhussein Mansour: Population Imbalance as a Public Policy Problem in United Arab Emirates15. Mary E. Breeding: Indian Migration and "Temporary" Labor Programs in the US, UK, and NetherlandsPart V: Diaspora Engagement Strategies16. Katie Kuschminder and Metka Hercog: Diaspora Engagement Policies and the Power of the Strong State: India and Ethiopia (29 pages, 25 without references)17. Sonja Fransen and Melissa Siegel: Diaspora Engagement Policies after Conflict: Burundi and Rwanda18. TMzge Bilgili and Silja Weyel: Diaspora Engagement Policies of Countries with Similar Emigration Histories: Morocco and Turkey