Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy (International Policy Exchange Series)

Adjusting to a World in Motion: Trends in Global Migration and Migration Policy (International Policy Exchange Series)

By: Mark Hugo Lopez (editor), Douglas J. Besharov (editor)Hardback

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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-both sending 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 student educational 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 on migration.

About Author

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 is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, where he leads a program on international policy exchanges. Mark Hugo Lopez is the Director of Hispanic Research at the Pew Research Center. He is an author of reports about the Hispanic electorate, Hispanic identity and US immigration trends. Lopez also coordinates the center's National Survey of Latinos, an annual nationwide survey of Hispanics. Lopez frequently appears in national and international media in both Spanish and English.


1. Introduction, Douglas J. Besharov and Mark H. Lopez ; Part I: A World in Motion ; 2. Global Desires to Migrate, Neli Esipova, Rajesh Srinivasan, and Julie Ray ; 3. Patterns of Global Migration, Ellen L. Berg and Douglas J. Besharov ; Part II. The Western Hemisphere ; 4. Immigrants in the United States: Many, Diverse and Growing, Eileen Patten ; 5. Declining Mexican Migration to the US, Andrew Selee ; 6. Educating the Children of Immigrants in the US, Dylan Conger and Rebecca Hinze-Pifer ; 7. Searching for New Policy Frameworks in the Wake of the Great Recession, Roberto Suro ; Part III. Europe ; 8. The Evolution of EU Migration Policies: Towards a Balanced, Comprehensive and Common Approach? Anja Wiesbrock ; 9. EU Migration Policies and External Relations, Katharina Eisele ; 10. Citizenship Policies in the EU, Maarten Peter Vink and Gerard-Rene de Groot ; 11. Highly Skilled Migration to the EU and the US, Metka Hercog and Anja Wiesbrock ; 12. Educational Performance of the Children of Immigrants in Sixteen OECD Countries, Jaap Dronkers and Manon de Heus ; Part IV. The Middle East and Asia ; 13. Middle East Country Migration Policies, Binod Khadria ; 14. Population Imbalance as a Public Policy Problem in United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Mustafa Elhussein Mansour ; 15. Indian Migration and <"Temporary> " Labor Programs in the US, UK, and Netherlands, Mary E. Breeding ; Part V: Diaspora Engagement Strategies ; 16. Diaspora Engagement Policies and the Power of the Strong State: India and Ethiopia, Katie Kuschminder and Metka Hercog (29 pages, 25 without references) ; 17. Diaspora Engagement Policies after Conflict: Burundi and Rwanda, Sonja Fransen and Melissa Siegel ; 18. Diaspora Engagement Policies of Countries with Similar Emigration Histories: Morocco and Turkey, Ozge Bilgili and Silja Weyel

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  • ISBN13: 9780190211394
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 440
  • ID: 9780190211394
  • weight: 700
  • ISBN10: 0190211393

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