New Perspectives on International Migration and Development

Kobo ebook | June 25, 2013

byJeronimo Cortina, Enrique Ochoa-Reza

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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 pressing, current case studies, contributors examine the ubiquitous interplay among migration, development, culture, human rights, and government, all toward advancing more effective solutions to international migration issues.

The volume’s multidisciplinary perspective combines theoretical discussions with empirical applications, broadening its appeal to both academics and policymakers eager to maximize migration’s developmental impacts. The collection begins with a theoretical and empirical discussion detailing when and why migration promotes growth and what kind of indicators beyond GDP should be considered in measuring growth. Challenging a number of misconceptions, such as the assumption that redressing poverty and alleviating underdevelopment in immigrant communities are separate pursuits, essays uniquely privilege the role of culture in the migration-poverty debate. Contributors acknowledge the inherent cultural dimension of the migratory phenomenon and define the contours of a research program that systematically and comparatively weighs the cultural dynamics of migration. They also emphasize the role of human rights in reinforcing positive developmental outcomes, following trends in well-being and development within specific migration corridors.

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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 pressing, current case studies, contributors examine the ubiquitous interplay among migration, development, c...

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...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:June 25, 2013Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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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.