States have long been wary of putting international migration on the global agenda. As an issue that defines sovereignty - that is, who enters and remains on a state's territory - international migration has called for protection of national prerogatives and unilateral actions. However, since the end of World War I, governments have sought ways to address various aspects of international migration in a collaborative manner. This book examines how these efforts to increase international cooperation have evolved from the early 20th century to the present. The scope encompasses all of the components of international migration: labor migration, family reunification, refugees, human trafficking and smuggling, and newly emerging forms of displacement (including movements likely to result from global climate change). The final chapter assesses the progress (and lack thereof) in developing an international migration regime and makes recommendations towards strengthening international cooperation in this area.
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This book examines efforts from the early 20th century to the present to increase international cooperation in addressing issues of international migration. It discusses all of the components of these movements: labor migration, family reunification, refugees, human trafficking and smuggling, and newly emerging forms of displacement.About the Author:
Susan F. Martin is the Donald G. Herzberg Professor of International Migration and serves as the Director of the Institute for the Study of International Migration in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Previously Dr Martin served as the Executive Director of the Congressionally mandated US Commission on Immigration Reform and as Director of Research and Programs at the Refugee Policy Group. Her recent publications include A Nation of Immigrants; The Migration-Displacement Nexus: Patterns, Processes and Policies (ed.); Managing Migration: The Promise of Cooperation; Mexico-US Migration Management: A Binational Approach (ed.); and The Uprooted: Challenges in Managing Forced Migration. Dr Martin received her BA in History from Douglass College, Rutgers University, and her MA and PhD in the History of American Civilization from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a past President of the International Association for the Study of Forced Migration and serves on the US Comptroller General's Advisory Board and the Boards of the Advocacy Project and DARA USA.
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