Author: Antoine Pécoud
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Social Science
International migration is high on the public and political agenda of many countries, as the movement of people raises concerns while often eluding states attempts at regulation. In this context, the Migration Without Borders scenario challenges conventional views on the need to control and restrict migration flows and brings a fresh perspective to contemporary debates. This book explores the analytical issues raised by open borders, in terms of ethics, human rights, economic development, politics, social cohesion and welfare, and provides in-depth empirical investigations of how free movement is addressed and governed in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia. By introducing and discussing the possibility of a right to mobility, it calls for an opening, not only of national borders, but also of the eyes and minds of all those interested in the future of international migration in a globalising world.
Publisher: United Nations Publications
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Political Science
The Wallchart displays, for the first time, estimates of international migrant stock by age and sex for 196 countries or areas with 100,000 inhabitants or more as of mid-2010. The Wallchart contains five indicators: (a) international migrant stock by age; (b) female migrants as a percentage of the international migrant stock by age; (c) international migrant stock as percentage of the total population by age; (d) the percentage distribution of international migrants by age; (e) median age of international migrants. Data for countries or areas with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants in 2010 are included in the estimates of migrant stock by age of the major areas and geographical regions but are not shown separately.
Author: Glenda Tibe Bonifacio
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Genre: Social Science
Feminism and Migration: Cross-Cultural Engagements is a rich, original, and diverse collection on the intersections of feminism and migration in western and non-western contexts. This book explores the question: does migration empower women? Through wide-ranging topics on theorizing feminism in migration, contesting identities and agency, resistance and social justice, and religion for change, well-known and emerging scholars provide in-depth analysis of how social, cultural, political, and economic forces shape new modalities and perspectives among women upon migration. It highlights the centrality of the various meanings and interpretations of feminism(s) in the lives of immigrant and migrant women in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Eastern Europe, France, Greece, Japan, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Papua New Guinea, Spain, and the United States. The well-researched chapters explore the ways in which feminism and migration across cultures relate to women’s experiences in host societies --- as women, wives, mothers, exiles, nuns, and workers---and the avenues of interactions for change. Cross-cultural engagements point to the convergence and even disjunctures between (im)migrant and non-immigrant women that remain unrecognized in contemporary mainstream discourses on migration and feminism.
Critical Republicanism proposes an entirely new approach to the management of religious and cultural pluralism, based on the pursuit of the progressive ideal of non-domination in existing, non-ideal societies."--BOOK JACKET.
Author: Elena Marushiakova
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Release Date: 2001
The Roma presence in the European part of the Ottoman Empire - the Balkans - is centuries old and it is not by accident that this regions has often been called the second motherland of the Gypsies. From this region Gypsies moved westwards taking with them inherited Balkan cultural models and traditions. This book explores the history, ethnography, social structure and culture of the Gypsies in the Ottoman Empire. It is based on archival sources, mainly detailed tax registers, special laws, guild registers and court documents. Notes on Gypsies in books by foreign travellers are also included.
Are we responsible for what happens far away? Everyday life is now global. We may give money to charity to end world poverty, our family may be scattered across the globe, goods sold on the high street may come from distant sweatshops and we watch news broadcast from other continents daily. Our everyday life has demands that make connections around the world: demands to alleviate poverty, to keep in touch, to consider sweatshop conditions and to identify with those pictured in the news. Using a series of key examples this original and innovative textbook teases out and interrogates the geographies of such demands. It will be essential reading for students starting out in human geography or politics, and for anyone with an interest in the responsibilities of living in a globalised world.
We live in an ever-changing social world, which constantly demands adjustment to our identities and actions. Advances in science, technology and medicine, political upheaval, and economic development are just some examples of social change that can impact upon how we live our lives, how we view ourselves and each other, and how we communicate. Three decades after its first appearance, identity process theory remains a vibrant and useful integrative framework in which identity, social action and social change can be collectively examined. This book presents some of the key developments in this area. In eighteen chapters by world-renowned social psychologists, the reader is introduced to the major social psychological debates about the construction and protection of identity in face of social change. Contributors address a wide range of contemporary topics - national identity, risk, prejudice, intractable conflict and ageing - which are examined from the perspective of identity process theory.
The relationship between migration and development is becoming an important field of study, yet the fundamentals – analytical tools, conceptual framework, political stance – are not being called into question or dialogue. This volume provides a valuable alternative perspective to the current literature as the contributors explore the contradictory discourses about migration and the role these discourses play in perpetuating inequality and a global regime of militarized surveillance. The assumptions surrounding the assymetrical transfers of resources that accompany migration are deeply skewed and continue to reflect the interests of the most powerful states and the institutions that serve their interests. Those who seek to address the morass of development failure, vitriolic attacks on immigrants, or sanguine views about migrant agency are challenged by this volume to put aside their methodological nationalism and pursue alternative pathways out of the quagmire of poverty, violence, and fear that is enveloping the globe.
Author: Anders Klevmarken
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Business & Economics
Chapter 1: An ageing economy in an international perspective by Anders Klevmarken and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 2: Dynamic microsimulation for policy analysis: Problems and solutions by Anders Klevmarken. Chapter 3: SESIM: A swedish micro-simulation model by Lennart Flood. Chapter 4: Changes in the health status of the population by Kristian Bolin, Matias Eklöf, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 5: Sickness absence from work by Kristian Bolin, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 6: Early retirement by Kristian Bolin, Matias Eklöf, Daniel Hallberg, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 7: Geographical mobility and tenure choice by Urban Fransson and Matias Eklöf. Chapter 8: The income of the baby boomers by Lennart Flood, Anders Klevmarken and Andreea Mitrut. Chapter 9: The distribution of wealth by Lennart Flood and Anders Klevmarken. Chapter 10: Utilization of inpatient care by Kristian Bolin, Sören Höjgård and Björn Lindgren. Chapter 11: The demand for old age care by Urban Fransson, Daniel Hallberg and Mårten Lagergren. Chapter 12: Simulating the future of the elderly by Anders Klevmarken. Chapter 13: Evaluation and conclusions by Anders Klevmarken.