The Age of Migration, Fifth Edition: International Population Movements in the Modern World / Edition 5

The Age of Migration, Fifth Edition: International Population Movements in the Modern World / Edition 5

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The Age of Migration, Fifth Edition: International Population Movements in the Modern World / Edition 5

The leading text in the field, this authoritative work offers a global perspective on the nature of migration flows, why they occur, and their consequences for both origin and destination societies. Chapters provide up-to-date descriptions and comparative analyses of major migration regions in the North and South. The role of population movements in the formation of ethnic minority groups is examined, as is the impact of growing ethnic diversity on economies, cultures, and political institutions. Useful pedagogical features include accessible boxed examples, tables, maps, and suggestions for further reading. The companion website features an online-only chapter, additional case studies, links to relevant resources, and migration photos.

New to This Edition
*Thoroughly revised with the latest information, analysis, theoretical developments, and policies.
*Addresses the impact of the global economic crisis since 2008.
*Covers the effects of climate change on migration and security.
*Discusses new types of labor migration; marriage migration; new areas of origin, transit, and destination; and other current trends.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781462513116
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 12/17/2013
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 401
Sales rank: 346,640
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Stephen Castles, DPhil, is Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney. He was previously Director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. His books and articles have been translated into many languages and have been highly influential in the development of international migration studies.

Hein de Haas, PhD, is Co-Director of the International Migration Institute, University Lecturer in Migration Studies, and James Martin Fellow at the University of Oxford. He is also Professor of Migration and Development at Maastricht University.

Mark J. Miller, PhD, is the Emma Smith Morris Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He served on the editorial board of the International Migration Review from 1982 to 2013. Dr. Miller is the author or coauthor of six books and over 100 articles, book chapters, monographs and reviews, including several in French and German. He conducts research and consults widely on comparative immigration and refugee policies, global migration, and migration and security. He is a recipient of the Francis X. Alison award, the highest honor extended to faculty by the University of Delaware.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Fifth Edition

1. Introduction

2. Theories of Migration

3. How Migration Transforms Societies

4. International Migration before 1945

5. Migration in Europe since 1945

6. Migration in the Americas

7. Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region

8. Migration in Africa and the Middle East

9. Migration, Security and the Debate on Climate Change

10. The State and International Migration: The Quest for Control

11. Migrants and Minorities in the Labour Force

12. New Ethnic Minorities and Society

13. Immigrants and Politics

14. Conclusion: Migration in the Twenty-First Century


Instructors and students in geography, sociology, and political science; professionals interested in migration-related policy. Widely adopted as an undergraduate and graduate-level text.

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