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Book authored by Queen Mary academic sheds new light on migration

Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza of the School of Geography has published a new book which provides an in-depth analysis of how states cooperate with each other in aspects of international migration.

8 October 2019


The Dynamics of Regional Migration Management

The book, The Dynamics of Regional Migration Management, co-authored by Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza, develops a framework for analysis of comparative regional migration governance to support a distinct and truly global approach accounting for developments in Africa, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America and South America.

Tensions between states hinder cooperation

Deploying geographical scope, conceptual insight and empirical depth, the chapters in the book show how human mobility and its governance can create tensions between states that hinder or prevent cooperation.

Providing a much-needed shift from a focus on governance outputs to governance processes, the work also highlights how regional practices, processes and structures of migration governance can play an active role in producing understandings of international migration as a social and political issue.

A reflective and in-depth analysis on migration

With a strong focus on the themes of refugee resettlement, displacement and trans-locality and citizenship, as well as migration governance, Dr Vera-Espinoza provides a reflective analysis on migration management throughout the book.

Dr Marcia Vera-Espinoza said: “This book shows how human mobility and its governance can create tensions between states, and as we have seen in recent years, something which can be sensationalised in the media. The displacement of people is a humanitarian issue, how it is managed is where the political challenges come in.

“This work highlights how work at a regional level can help shape understandings of international migration as both a social as well as potential political issue.”

The book will provide insights for advanced students and scholars investigating regionalism, migration and mobility, as well as professional practitioners and policymakers working in international migration.

The publication of The Dynamics of Regional Migration Management is celebrated on Wednesday 30 October at 6pm at Queen Mary’s Mile End campus – register here

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