Global and Asian Perspectives on International Migration

  • Graziano¬†Battistella

Part of the Global Migration Issues book series (IOMS, volume 4)

About this book


This volume examines key aspects of the migration process that are particularly relevant in the Asian context. It looks into established concepts and theoretical propositions that have found application in other areas, particularly in the West and explores their validity and relevance in understanding the realities of migration in Asia.

Global and Asian Perspectives on International Migration features the perspectives of scholars from Asia and other parts of the world, as well as diverse backgrounds. It presents a variety of forms, directions, policies and institutions, including circular and temporary migration; the management of cultural diversity; the gender perspective on migration in North America, Europe and Asia; returning migrants; migration governance in the ASEAN economic community; and the determinants of migration. In conclusion, the book explores migration transition in Asia and revisits select theories in light of recent evidence.

With its dialogic approach to migration in Asia by renowned authors from various regions and disciplines, this book will serve as a valuable resource to policy makers in research and academia, civil society, international organizations and the private sector.


ASEAN economic community Circular and temporary migration Complex implications for migrants and their families Determinants of migration Gender perspectives on migration International migration Major social phenomenon Management of cultural diversity Migration theories Migration transition in Asia Multiculturalism North America, Europe, Asia Origin and destination societies Regional economic integration and migration Relations among societies and people Return migration Return preparedness Various stages of the migration cycle

Editors and affiliations

  • Graziano¬†Battistella
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  1. 1.Scalabrini Migration CenterQuezon CityPhilippines

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