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.

Regional integration and Migration

Regional integration and migration

Definition: Regional integration (in connection with migration) refers to a limited set of instances in which groups of states have decided to lower the barriers to immigration of citizens of those countries.

The best-known example of regional integration as it relates to migration is the European Union, where citizens of member states can travel freely and take up residence under conditions much less onerous than those applied to non-Europeans (i.e., those from outside the EU). This ‘internal’ migration regime is part of a larger framework that began with efforts to reduce restrictions on trade and capital flows. There are several other instances, including the Nordic Common Labour Market, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and an agreement ...

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