New Perspectives on International Migration and Development by Jeronimo Cortina

New Perspectives on International Migration and Development

byJeronimo Cortina, Enrique Ochoa-Reza

Kobo ebook | July 16, 2013

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With contributions from leading scholars in international development, economics, political science, and sociology, this collection draws attention to migration's developmental impacts on sending and receiving societies. Through current case studies, contributors examine the interplay among migration, development, culture, family reunification, human rights, and government, all with the aim of advancing more effective solutions to international migration issues.

The volume's multidisciplinary perspective combines theoretical discussions with empirical applications, appealing to both academics and policymakers eager to maximize migration's developmental impacts. The collection begins with a discussion detailing when and why migration promotes growth and what kind of indicators beyond GDP should be considered. Challenging a number of misconceptions, such as the assumption that redressing poverty and alleviating underdevelopment in immigrant communities are solely economic pursuits, contributors acknowledge the inherent cultural dimension in the migration–development debate and define the contours of a research program that systematically and comparatively weighs the cultural dynamics of development and migration. They also emphasize the role of human rights in reinforcing positive developmental outcomes, how traditional social roles and its developmental impacts are reshaped by the international migration of women and children, and international migration's developmental impacts within specific geographic regions.

Jeronimo Cortina is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and a research associate at the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Hobby Center for Public Policy at the University of Houston. Enrique Ochoa-Reza is a Constitutional law professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). He earned h...
Title:New Perspectives on International Migration and DevelopmentFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 16, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231527497

ISBN - 13:9780231527491


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A much-needed and timely look at the complex question of how migration affects developing countries, this book addresses an impressive range of issues as it debunks common wisdom and offers new insight in its place.