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This collection brings the best research into the politics of global migration.

Reflecting the complexity and diversity of work in this area, the set draws primarily from the work of political scientists and scholars of international relations, but also draws from seminal contributions by sociologists, lawyers, economists and geographers. Andrew Geddes’ selection examines the causes, modes, patterns and consequences of international migration and demonstrates how its analysis requires connections to be made between the domestic and the international in the global system.

Editor's Introduction


The Politics of International Migration

International migration is inescapably a political issue. It involves movement from one state to another and provides a fascinating way of viewing states, politics within states and relations between them. As such, international migration is on the cusp of politics and international relations and also open to the powerful insights that a range of other social science disciplines can provide.

These volumes bring together some of the most insightful writing on international migration that demonstrates the intellectual richness and diversity of work by scholars of politics and international relations on international migration. It also shows how their work has been enriched by inter- disciplinary engagement. While international migration itself clearly raises questions about the borders and boundaries between and within ...

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