University researcher publishes Handbook of Migration and Development

The handbook provides an interdisciplinary agenda-setting contribution to the field of migration and development, bringing together over 60 authors from around the world to chart current and future trends.

The front cover of the handbook of migration and developmentDr Tanja Bastia, a Reader at the Global Development Institute, co-edited The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development with Professor Ronald Skeldon. Tanja has published over 20 articles and 3 books and is currently developing new research on (i) migration and ageing and (ii) migration and cities in the global south.

The links between migration and development can be traced back to the post-war period, if not further, yet it is only in the last 20 years that the 'migration–development nexus' has risen to prominence for academics and policymakers. Starting by mapping the different theoretical approaches to migration and development, this book goes on to present cutting edge research in poverty and inequality, displacement, climate change, health, family, social policy, interventions, and the key challenges surrounding migration and development.

While much of the migration literature continues to be dominated by US and British perspectives, this volume includes original contributions from most regions of the world, as well as reviews of the existing literature in French, German, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, to offer alternative non-Anglophone perspectives.

Given the increasing importance of migration in both international development and current affairs, the Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development will be of interest both to policymakers and to students and researchers of geography, development studies, political science, sociology, demography, and development economics.

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“When I open the pages of this handbook, I find many an entry challenging established wisdom and asking new questions in the field of migration and development. I trust that it will come to be an indispensable source of inspiration for focusing crucial debates and sharpening existing research in this vital area of scholarship” Thomas Faist, Professor of Sociology of Transnationalization, Migration and Development, University of Bielefeld, Germany.

“This volume includes contributions from leading scholars working at the interface of migration and development. The emphasis on inequality and on migration ‘corridors’ in the Global South offers new insight into the complexities of these relationships and the need to situate migration within wider economic, political and social processes” Heaven Crawley, Director, UKRI GCRF South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub, Coventry University, UK

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