Critical Perspectives on Migration in the Twenty-First Century

Marianna Karakoulaki (Editor), Laura Southgate, Jakob Steiner (Editor)

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Thousands of people risk their lives daily by crossing borders in search of a
better life. During 2015, over one million of these people arrived in Europe.
Images of refugees in distress became headline news in what was considered
to be the worst humanitarian crisis in Europe since 1945. This book
provides a critical overview of recent migration flows and offers answers as to
why people flee, what happens during their flight and investigates the various
responses to mass migratory movements. Divided in two parts, the book
addresses long-running academic, policy and domestic debates, drawing on
case studies of migration in Europe, the Middle East and the Asia Pacific.
Coming from a variety of different fields, the contributors provide an
interdisciplinary approach and open the discussion on the reasons why
migration should be examined critically.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages257
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-910814-42-0
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2018

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