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     ISSN (Print) 2049-5838 - ISSN (Online) 2049-5846
     Published by Oxford University Press (OUP) Homepage  [310 journals]
  • Migration Studies Volume 1 Number 3 November 2013 - Table of Content
    • Pages: i5 - i5
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns031|hwp:master-id:migration;mns031
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Migration Studies - Back Cover
    • Pages: i4 - i4
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns015|hwp:master-id:migration;mns015
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Subscriptions
    • Pages: i3 - i3
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns027|hwp:master-id:migration;mns027
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Editorial Board
    • Pages: i2 - i2
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns019|hwp:master-id:migration;mns019
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Migration Studies Volume 1 * Number 3 * November 2013 - Front Cover
    • Pages: i1 - i1
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns023|hwp:master-id:migration;mns023
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Migration Studies: Taking stock of a new start
    • Authors: Gamlen; A.
      Pages: 253 - 257
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt027|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt027
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • The migration industry in the United States, 1882-1924
    • Authors: Light; I.
      Pages: 258 - 275
      Abstract: Recent interest in the migration industry has produced no consensus on its boundaries. Some researchers limit the concept to travel-related business; others expand the scope to include additional immigration-supporting commercial businesses, legal and illegal. Using historical evidence, this article addresses treatment of the migration industry in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These treatments introduced the same conceptual issues that are resurfacing today. Examining immigrant bankers, international sex traffickers, and saloon keepers in the period 1882–1924, the article makes a systemic case for expanding the boundaries of the migration industry beyond the limitations of the transportation industry, but acknowledges the validity of the narrower concept. The exercise also adds a historical dimension to this contemporary concern.
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt021|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt021
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Eliciting illegal migration rates through list randomization
    • Authors: McKenzie, D; Siegel, M.
      Pages: 276 - 291
      Abstract: Most migration surveys do not ask about the legal status of migrants due to concerns about the sensitivity of this question. List randomization is a technique that has been used in a number of other social science applications to elicit sensitive information. We trial this technique by adding it to surveys conducted in Ethiopia, Mexico, Morocco and the Philippines. We show how, in principle, this can be used both to give an estimate of the overall rate of illegal migration in the population being surveyed, as well as to determine illegal migration rates for subgroups such as more or less educated households. Our results suggest that there is some useful information in this method: we find higher rates of illegal migration in countries where illegal migration is thought to be more prevalent, and households who say they have a migrant are more likely to report having an illegal migrant. Nevertheless, some of our other findings also suggest some possible inconsistencies or noise in the conclusions obtained using this method, so we suggest directions for future attempts to implement this approach in migration surveys.
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt018|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt018
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Subject to deportation: IRCA, 'criminal aliens', and the policing of
    • Authors: Inda; J. X.
      Pages: 292 - 310
      Abstract: The targeting of criminal offenders for removal has become one of the central priorities of contemporary immigration enforcement in the USA. Scholars have rightly highlighted the importance of a series of laws passed during the 1990s, in particular the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act, and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Criminal Responsibility Act, in laying the foundations for this targeting of immigrants. These laws increased the penalties for breaching US immigration laws and expanded the class of non-citizens who could be deported for committing crimes. In this article, I draw attention to an earlier immigration law that has played a key, but less studied, role in laying the groundwork for the contemporary policing and removal of immigrants: the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA). IRCA is well-known for having criminalized the hiring of undocumented workers, increasing the resources of the Immigration and Naturalization Service to patrol the nation’s borders, and providing undocumented immigrants with a path toward legalization. But the law also contained a small provision that required the US Attorney General to deport non-citizens convicted of removable offenses as expeditiously as possible. This provision dealing with the removal of ‘criminal aliens’ has turned out to be of monumental significance. In many ways, it has helped to dramatically shape the nature of contemporary immigration enforcement. IRCA basically helped set in motion the contemporary practice of targeting ‘criminal aliens’ for deportation. In turn, this practice has morphed into a mechanism for policing immigrant ‘illegality’ more generally.
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns003|hwp:master-id:migration;mns003
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • What determines attitudes to immigration in European countries? An
           analysis at the regional level
    • Authors: Markaki, Y; Longhi, S.
      Pages: 311 - 337
      Abstract: Different disciplines within the social sciences have produced large theoretical and empirical literatures to explain the determinants of anti-immigration attitudes. We bring together these literatures in a unified framework and identify testable hypotheses on what characteristics of the individual and of the local environment are likely to have an impact on anti-immigration attitudes. While most of the previous literature focuses on the explanation of attitudes at the individual level, we focus on the impact of regional characteristics (the local context). Our aim is to explain why people living in different regions differ in terms of their attitudes towards immigration. We isolate the impact of regions from regressions using individual-level data and explain this residual regional heterogeneity in attitudes with aggregate-level indicators of regional characteristics. We find that regions with a higher percentage of immigrants born outside the EU and a higher unemployment rate among the immigrant population show a higher probability that natives express negative attitudes to immigration. Regions with a higher unemployment rate among natives, however, show less pronounced anti-immigrant attitudes.
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt015|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt015
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Moving toward reform? Mobility, health, and development in the context
           of neoliberalism
    • Authors: Levitt, P; Rajaram, N.
      Pages: 338 - 362
      Abstract: We explore one aspect of the relationship between migration and development: how return migrants and people who have worked or studied abroad for various lengths of time influence the health sector by bringing or sending back social remittances—ideas, practices, and know-how. Our findings are base on fieldwork in Gujarat, India. The organizations we studied and the people who work for them are embedded in both secular versus religious and highly structured versus loosely organized networks. We expected, therefore, that these returnees, and the organizations where they work, would be exposed to and appropriate different aspects of global public health. Instead, we found, that over time, their understanding of health and health care delivery became increasingly similar. Despite the different religious beliefs and philosophies of development motivating their work, how each organization understood health and how to provide it ultimately incorporated many aspects of neo-liberalism. This approach is so pervasive, and the institutions that disseminate and finance it so strong, that most providers cannot ignore it.
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt026|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt026
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Global migration governance without migrants? The nation-state bias in
           the emerging policies and literature on global migration governance
    • Authors: Rother; S.
      Pages: 363 - 371
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt019|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt019
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • On being Lebanese in Australia: Identity, racism and the ethnic field. By
           Paul Tabar, Greg Noble and Scott Poynting * The Lebanese diaspora: The
           Arab immigrant experience in Montreal, New York, and Paris. By Dalia
    • Authors: Marinova; N. K.
      Pages: 371 - 375
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mns012|hwp:master-id:migration;mns012
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
  • Exodus: How migration is changing our world. By Paul Collier.
    • Authors: Cameron; G.
      Pages: 375 - 377
      PubDate: 2013-10-28T23:28:36-07:00
      DOI: 10.1093/migration/mnt025|hwp:master-id:migration;mnt025
      Issue No: Vol. 1, No. 3 (2013)
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