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The SAGE Handbook of Political Science presents a major retrospective and prospective overview of the discipline. Comprising three volumes of contributions from expert authors from around the world, the handbook aims to frame, assess and synthesize research in the field, helping to define and identify its current and future developments. It does so from a truly global and cross-area perspective. Chapters cover a broad range of aspects, from providing a general introduction to exploring important subfields within the discipline. Each chapter is designed to provide a state-of-the-art and comprehensive overview of the topic by incorporating cross-cutting global, interdisciplinary, and, where this applies, gender perspectives. The Handbook is arranged over seven core thematic sections: Part 1: Political Theory; Part 2: Methods; Part 3: Political Sociology; Part ...

International Migration
International migration
Christoph Rass
Introduction

Homo sapiens is a species in motion: from the settlement of the inhabitable surface of planet Earth and the transition from nomadic lives of hunter-gatherers through more static civilizations in prehistoric times to the gravitation of populations into proto-urban centers. Whether ethnic groups uprooted by disaster, violence or famine or expansionist projects of conquest or persons in search of a more peaceful or prosperous life, many people worldwide are on the move. Although in 2018 only about 3.4% of the total population could be called migrants by current definitions, the lives of the majority of people across the globe are touched by various forms of mobility. Mobility and migration characterize our global civilization (Manning and ...

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