Studies is an important, interdisciplinary thread which runs through contemporary debates on globalization, citizenship, community studies, political geography and identity. It has always represented a significant component of ethnic, multicultural and racial studies but the last few years have seen a steady increase in separate / autonomous courses and modules as students, lecturers and researchers engage with the field. This proposal looks to pull together the central themes of the field; its approach is logical and the three main themes the authors identify are a useful hook upon which to hang the text. International relevance and marketability is obviously important; the inclusion of a US and a UK author with such sympathetic expertise will help to maximise the appeal of the project. The authors are aware of the need to balance the needs of different markets and their willingness to develop the proposal in response to the reviewers' comments is encouraging.

Migration Stocks and Flows

Migration stocks and flows

Definition: ‘Stocks’ and ‘flows’ are basic demographic concepts used to analyse and understand migration processes in a country or region. Migration stocks are the numbers of migrants living in a country or region at a given point in time. Migration flows are the number of migrants entering or leaving a country or region during a specific period of time.

The concepts of migration stocks and flows emerged when nation-states started to measure and analyse the features of the population living in their territories. They are closely related to methods of identifying individuals (e.g. passports, residence permits and border controls) and statistical instruments (the census and the population registers) that emerged in European and North American countries in the eighteenth ...

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