Impact of Circular Migration on Human, Political and Civil Rights

A Global Perspective

  • Carlota Solé
  • Sonia Parella
  • Teresa Sordé Martí
  • Sonja Nita

Part of the United Nations University Series on Regionalism book series (UNSR, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Carlota Solé, Sonia Parella, Teresa Sordé Martí, Sonja Nita
    Pages 1-19
  3. Its Policy Dimension and the Ways Circular Migration Are Currently Being Promoted as a Policy Tool

  4. Circular Migration from the Perspective of the Agency of Migrants and Its Transnational Dimension

  5. Circular Migration and Its Multiple Impacts on Human Development and Citizenship Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Stefan Rother
      Pages 195-216
    3. Clement Adamba, Peter Quartey
      Pages 239-265
    4. Carlota Solé, Sonia Parella, Teresa Sordé Martí, Sonja Nita
      Pages 267-275
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 277-292

About this book


This volume addresses the topic of circular migration with regard to its multiple dimensions and human, political and civil rights implications from a global perspective. It combines theoretical and empirical studies and presents different case studies illustrating circular migration patterns and policies in different world regions. Circular migration processes – understood as the back-and-forth movement of people between countries and regions- form part of the changing nature of migration movements across the world at the beginning of the 21st century. Over the past decades, international, regional and internal migration flows have shown a quantitative increase and have changed in scope, context, origin and nature. Migration projects are every time more open-ended, multi-directional and flexible and often include some type of circularity. Instead of mere “push-pull-scenarios”, people migrate for many different reasons, including personal, family, professional, academic or political ones. In the 21st century migration journeys and the reasons underlying them are multiple and more diverse than ever before.


Circular Migration Patterns Circular Migration Processes Female Global Migration Labour Needs in Southern Africa Migration and Movement Temporary Migration from Romania to Italy

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlota Solé
    • 1
  • Sonia Parella
    • 2
  • Teresa Sordé Martí
    • 3
  • Sonja Nita
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SociologyAutonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  2. 2.Department of SociologyAutonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  3. 3.Department of SociologyAutonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterraSpain
  4. 4.United Nations UniversityUNU-CRISBruggeBelgium

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