Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Global Migration Governance$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Alexander Betts

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199600458

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use.date: 25 January 2022

Lifestyle Migration

Lifestyle Migration

(p.133) 5 Lifestyle Migration
Global Migration Governance

Caroline Oliver

Oxford University Press

Lifestyle migration is a diverse and lesser known form of migration, which despite its acceleration over the last decades in numbers, scope, and impact, has only recently been the focus of research. Nevertheless, the permanent, temporary, or seasonal settlement of large numbers of foreign residents moving abroad for lifestyle reasons raises important questions about its regulation at a global level, particularly around political rights, welfare resources, and responsibilities for individuals and localities in an international arena. The chapter begins to map out the scale and locations of this phenomenon and shows the very fragmented nature of governance, even within the European Union. It considers why this is the case, and relates the fragmentation to the particularities of leisure migration (as a form of mobility often conflated with tourism) and the historical contexts under which it has emerged. Finally, The chapter examines the arguments that support or resist multilateral regulation, ranging from minimal improvement to more comprehensive governance.

Keywords:   lifestyle migration, leisure, retirement, students, European Union, voluntary migration

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .