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The Migration Myth in Policy and Practice

Dreams, Development and Despair

Authors: Ullah, AKM Ahsan, Haque, Md Shahidul

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  • Challenges long-standing theories relating to migration and positive development
  • Exposes the differing and unequal effects of migration between different countries
  • Combines theoretical constructions of migration with empirical findings, rendering it relevant to arenas of research, policy and practice  
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This book investigates the long-term impact of migration on development, engaging in a thorough analysis of the pertinent factors in migration. Migration scholars and stakeholders have long placed emphasis on the necessity of migration for development. At the heart of this book is the question: Has migration made development necessary, or is it the other way around? While existing literature is predominantly occupied with positive impressions about the migration-development nexus, this book challenges associated pervasive generalizations about the impact of migration, indicating that migration has not impacted all regions equally. This volume thus grapples with the different extents to which migration has impacted development by delving into the social costs that migrants often pay in the long run. With empirical support, this book proffers that some countries are becoming over-dependent on migration.

An excellent resource for both policymakers working on migration policy, and scholars in international relations, migration and development studies, this book presents a range of innovative ideas in relation to the remittance-development nexus.



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AKM Ahsan Ullah is Associate Professor in Geography, Environment and Development at the University of Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Ullah’s research portfolio includes stints at the University of Ottawa, McMaster University, Saint Mary’s University, Dalhousie University, the American University in Cairo (AUC), City University Hong Kong, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand. His research areas include population migration, human rights, development, environment and health policy. Dr Ullah has contributed 50 articles to refereed journals, as well as some 40 chapters in a number of books. He has published 15 books to date.  
Md. Shahidul Haque has been serving as Foreign Secretary (Senior Secretary) of the Government of Bangladesh since 2013. He was the Chair of the 9th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD). Mr. Haque served at the IOM on lien from the Government of Bangladesh, occupying several senior positions in field offices and the Headquarters in Geneva. Mr. Haque obtained an M A (International Relations) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in USA (1988) and was awarded Honourable Mention for Robert B. Steward Prize for high academic achievement. He stood First Class both in Masters and Honours, in Social Welfare from the University of Dhaka. He was also awarded the Dhaka University Chancellor’s Award, the Grants Commission Award and the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for his outstanding academic accomplishment.  

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Migration Myth in Policy and Practice
Book Subtitle
Dreams, Development and Despair
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1754-9
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1754-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1753-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 221
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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