International Migrations and Local Governance

A Global Perspective

  • Thomas Lacroix
  • Amandine Desille

Part of the Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship book series (MDC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Amandine Desille, Thomas Lacroix
    Pages 1-13
  3. Diversity in the City: A New Paradigm for Integration in a Knowledge-Based Economy

  4. The Transnational Governance of Development

  5. The Dust Under the Carpet: The Local and Its Discontent

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 233-243

About this book


This volume provides a comprehensive overview of the role of local governments around the world in the management of the migration, integration and development nexus. Drawing on case studies from the Global North and South, this comparative work fills a lacuna in the existing literature which has focused largely on migration as addressed by European and North American cities. Further, it widens the current debate by confronting northern experiences with attitudes and strategies observed in sending countries; clearly demonstrating that international mobility has become a global issue for cities at both end of the migration spectrum. This innovative work will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars working in the social sciences, public policy and development; in addition to practitioners and policymakers.


migration Local Governance migration policy integration policy urban governance international migration neoliberal policy multicultural city

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Lacroix
    • 1
  • Amandine Desille
    • 2
  1. 1.MigrinterUniversity of PoitiersPoitiersFrance
  2. 2.MigrinterUniversity of PoitiersPoitiersFrance

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