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Global Migration Governance

Alexander Betts


Unlike many other trans-boundary policy areas, international migration lacks coherent global governance. There is no UN migration organization and states have signed relatively few multilateral treaties on migration. Instead, sovereign states generally decide their own immigration policies. However, given the growing politicization of migration and the recognition that states cannot always address migration in isolation from one another, a debate has emerged about what type of international institutions and cooperation are required to meet the challenges of international migration. Until now, ... More

Keywords: migration, international institutions, international cooperation, United Nations, international travel, refugees, internally displaced persons, human trafficking and smuggling, diaspora, remittances, root causes

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199600458
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Betts, editor
Hedley Bull Research Fellow in International Relations, University of Oxford and Visiting Fellow Stanford University

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1 Low-Skilled Labour Migration

Christiane Kuptsch and Philip Martin

2 High-Skilled Labour Migration

Alexander Betts and Lucie Cerna

3 Irregular Migration

Franck Düvell

4 International Travel

Rey Koslowski

5 Lifestyle Migration

Caroline Oliver

7 UNHCR and the Global Governance of Refugees*

Gil Loescher and James Milner

9 Human Trafficking and Smuggling

Susan Martin and Amber Callaway

10 Remittances

Anna Lindley

11 Diasporas

Alan Gamlen

12 Root Causes

Stephen Castles and Nicholas Van Hear


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