Reginald Appleyard occupies an eminent position in the field of international migration and development studies. This enlightening volume of essays, in his honour, brings together contributions from a distinguished group of scholars who have known him for many years and hold him in high esteem. Combining judgements and expertise from all fields of the social sciences, this unique book provides a truly inter-disciplinary analysis of one of the most significant emerging problems of the 21st Century.
The authors examine different aspects of migration from an international perspective, evaluating the nature and significance of change in the movement of people, and attempting to predict emerging trends in the volume, direction and composition of global migration. The book questions the causes of illegal and refugee migration, the politics of selection and restriction, and the changing determinants of return migration. In particular, the authors emphasise that original approaches and theories are required to study and understand the rapidly changing trends in international migration associated with new technology and globalisation.
By addressing issues which are likely to be of growing significance during the 21st century, this thought-provoking book will be of immense value to students, scholars and researchers in the social sciences, and especially the theory and policy of international migration.
Edited by M.A.B. Siddique, Associate Professor in Economics, Business School, University of Western Australia
Contents: Preface In Honour of Reginald Appleyard 1. International Migration into the Twenty-first Century: Selected Issues 2. Politics of Immigration Control and Politicisation of International Migration 3. Economic Integration and Migration: The Mexico-US Experience 4. Regional Integration, Continuity and Changing Patterns of Intra-Regional Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa 5. The Economics of Illegal Migration for the Host Economy 6. The Business of International Migration 7. The Dangers of Diaspora: Orientalism, the Nation State and the Search for a New Geopolitical Order 8. International Migration and Globalisation: An Investigation of Migration Systems in Pacific Asia with Particular Reference to Hong Kong 9. The Impact of Immigration on the Ageing of Australia's Population 10. International Migration and the Nation-State in Asia 11. Caribbean Geopolitical Imperatives and Citizenship in American Immigration Policy and Practice 12. Past Trends in International Migration and their Implications for Future Prospects 13. International Personnel Movement and the Emergence of an International Migration Regime 14. Compelled to Move: the Rise of Forced Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa Index