International population migration has recently become a major topic of renewed interest to the global community. With the ending of the Cold War, many of the physical and political barriers to migration have fallen, and as international economic disparities have widened, the incentive for movement has grown. In many countries new legislative and administrative restrictions have been imposed on the immigration of economic migrants and refugees. Population Migration and the Changing World Order is a collection of 16 papers built around the theme of how global migration systems have been affected by recent geopolitical and geoeconomic changes. It contains general introductory and concluding overviews, and three sections that focus on movements within the Developed World, from the Third World to the Developed World, and within the Third World. These case study chapters draw on original research from a wide range of geographical areas, including Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and North America, and deal thematically with specific migrant categories, both in terms of origin and destination, workers and families, skilled and unskilled, refugees and school leavers, rich and poor. Overall, this collection offers a global perspective by geographers on a widespread phenomenon of growing concern and importance. It presents international migration in the 1990s not as a threat to economic and political stability but rather as an opportunity for migrants and states to react positively to the new and still changing world order.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
WITHIN THE DEVELOPED WORLD.
Refugees and Skilled Transients: Migration Between Developed Societies in a Changing World Order (W. Gould & A. Findlay).
French Investment and Skill Transfer in the United Kingdom (M. Boyle, et al.).
Training, Migration and the Changing World Order: A Case Study from the Republic of Ireland (P. Shirlow & I. Shuttleworth).
FROM THE THIRD WORLD TO THE DEVELOPED WORLD.
Bangladeshis in Rome: A Case of Migratory Opportunism (R. King & M. Knights).
Immigration Policy and the New World Order: The Case of Australia (H. Jones).
WITHIN THE THIRD WORLD.
International Migration Within the Third World: Recent Trends and Current Issues (W. Gould & A. Findlay).
The Dynamics of Refugee Repatriation: The Case of the Eritreans in Eastern Sudan (J. Bascom).
The Geography of the 'New' International Migration (W. Gould & A. Findlay).