A New Perspective on Human Mobility in the South

  • Rudolf Anich
  • Jonathan Crush
  • Susanne Melde
  • John O. Oucho

Part of the Global Migration Issues book series (IOMS, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Susanne Melde, Rudolf Anich, Jonathan Crush, John O. Oucho
    Pages 1-20
  3. Abel Chikanda, Jonathan Crush
    Pages 65-88
  4. Manuel Orozco, Caryn Gay Ellis
    Pages 89-118

About this book



This book offers innovative insights on South–South human mobility. It features a collection of papers that highlight often overlooked mobility patterns among and within regions in the global South as well as address critical realities faced by South-South migrants.

This publication thoroughly investigates key issues of the migration debate, spanning from the terminological and contextual meaning of migration and development. It also critically examines some of the key features that human mobility in the global South is characterized by, including the prevalence of intra-regional and labor mobility, the role of diasporas communities in developing countries, South-South remittances patterns, the influence of environmental factors on the decision to migrate and the rising number of child migrants.

By carefully moving the lens from the frequently examined South–North and North–North movements to human mobility within the Southern regions of the world, this book questions the traditional conception of the migration paradigm. It offers knowledge and insights that will help to expand the debate as well as stimulate further research on this important topic and, hopefully, promote future activities aimed at the protection of migrants and their families living in the South. As a result, it is an ideal resource for migration scholars, policy-makers and development practitioners.


Diasporas communities in developing countries Diasporas of the South Environmental change and (im)mobility Human mobility in the global South Influence of environmental factors Intra- and extra-regional migration Labor mobility, regional integration, social protection Migration of children in ACP countries Movement among countries in the Global South Multipolar world Prevalence of intra-regional and labour mobility Remittances impact in developing countries Rising number of children migrants Social protection in southern economies South-South migration and development South-South remittances patterns

Editors and affiliations

  • Rudolf Anich
    • 1
  • Jonathan Crush
    • 2
  • Susanne Melde
    • 3
  • John O. Oucho
    • 4
  1. 1.IOMGeneva 19Switzerland
  2. 2.Balsilie School of Intern AffairsWaterlooCanada
  3. 3.IOMGeneva 19Switzerland
  4. 4.African Migration Development Policy CtrNairobiKenya

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9022-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9023-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-2511
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-252X
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