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Lars Holden and Svetlana Boudko

locations, we can trace migration patterns over time. The present population is slightly above five million. The register will be much larger than the closed Icelandic register, 2 the regional registers in Sweden 3 and the samples from the Netherlands. 4 Unlike other registers, the HPR will

Religion, Migration and Identity

A Conceptual and Theoretical Exploration

Martha Th. Frederiks

Christian Muslim Relations. In 1999 she returned to Utrecht University. In her research Frederiks focusses on both historical and more recent developments in African Christianity. Introduction Over the last decades a wealth of literature on religion and migration has been published. Initially

Steven D. Roper and Lilian A. Barria

workers, facilitating a stable supply of labor to the Gulf. 7 While the employment of foreign workers is viewed as profitable for the receiving state and a vital source of remittances for the sending state, South and Southeast Asian migration to the Gulf demonstrates many of the general problems

Religion, Migration and Identity

Methodological and theological explorations


Edited by Martha Frederiks and Dorottya Nagy

Migration has become a major concern. The increase in migration in the 20th and 21st centuries has social, political and economic implications, but also effectuates change in the religious landscape, in religious beliefs and practices and in the way people understand themselves, each other and the world around them. In Religion, Migration and Identity scholars from various disciplines explore issues related to identity and religion, that people - individually and communally -, encounter when affected by migration dynamics. The volume foregrounds methodology in its exploration of the juxtaposition of religion, migration and identity and addresses questions which originate in various geographical locations, demonstrates new modes of interconnectedness, and thus aims to contribute to the ongoing academic discussions on mission, theology and the Christian tradition in general, in a worldwide perspective.

International Migration and National Development in sub-Saharan Africa

Viewpoints and Policy Initiatives in the Countries of Origin


Edited by Aderanti Adepoju, Ton van Naerssen and Annelies Zoomers

This book focuses on achieving a better understanding of the implications of international migration for national development from the perspective of the sending countries (with an emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa). More specifically, the purpose of this volume is to explore (1) current perceptions - as seen from the perspective of the countries of origin - of the links between international migration and national development, and (2) current trends in policy making aimed at minimising the negative effects, while optimising the development impact. What are the dominant views and policy initiatives in the different countries of sub-Saharan Africa? It is concerned with the question of how a coherent international migration policy can contribute to the fight against poverty. In the book, update information is given of migration-development nexus in various countries, including Senegal and Burkina Faso, Botswana and Mozambique, Nigeria and Kenya . Attention is additionally paid to Mexico, the Philippines and the People's Republic of China.

Migration History in World History

Multidisciplinary Approaches


Edited by Jan Lucassen, Leo Lucassen and Patrick Manning

Migration is the talk of the town. On the whole, however, the current situation is seen as resulting from unique political upheavals. Such a-historical interpretations ignore the fact that migration is a fundamental phenomenon in human societies from the beginning and plays a crucial role in the cultural, economic, political and social developments and innovations. So far, however, most studies are limited to the last four centuries, largely ignoring the spectacular advances made in other disciplines which study the ‘deep past’, like anthropology, archaeology, population genetics and linguistics, and that reach back as far as 80.000 years ago. This is the first book that offers an overview of the state of the art in these disciplines and shows how historians and social scientists working in the recent past can profit from their insights.


Andrew Geddes and Luca Lixi

2.1 Introduction Migration governance is an organisational process. As this chapter shows, European Union (EU) migration governance is becoming intensely more organisational as a result of European integration. This involves not only national governmental and EU actors but also a wide range of

Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations

A Global Perspective on Continuities and Discontinuities from the 19th to the 21st Centuries


Edited by Dirk Hoerder and Amarjit Kaur

Proletarian and Gendered Mass Migrations connects the 19th- and 20th-century labor migrations and migration systems in global transcultural perspective. It emphasizes macro-regional internal continuities or discontinuities and interactions between and within macro-regions. The essays look at migrant workers experiences in constraining frames and the options they seize or constraints they circumvent. It traces the development from 19th-century proletarian migrations to industries and plantations across the globe to 20th- and 21st-century domestics and caregiver migrations. It integrates male and female migration and shows how women have always been present in mass migrations. Studies on historical development over time are supplemented by case studies on present migrations in Asia and from Asia. A systems approach is combined with human agency perspectives.

Contributors include Rochelle Ball, Shelly Chan, Dennis D. Cordell, Michael Douglass, Christiane Harzig, Dirk Hoerder, Muhamad Nadratuzzaman Hosen, Hassène Kassar, Kamel Kateb, Amarjit Kaur, Kiranjit Kaur, Gijs Kessler, Akram Khater, Elizabeth A. Kuznesof, Vera Mackie, Adam McKeown, Tomoko Nakamatsu, Ooi Keat Gin, Aswatini Raharto, Marlou Schrover, and Patcharawalai Wongboonsin.

Conrad Hackett, Marcin Stonawski, Michaela Potančoková, Phillip Connor, Anne Fengyan Shi, Stephanie Kramer and Joey Marshall

and future number of Muslims in Europe. To see how the size of Europe’s Muslim population may change in the coming decades, we have modeled three scenarios that vary depending on future levels of migration. These are not efforts to predict what will happen in the future, but rather a set of

Chiara Favilli

1 Introduction Italy has been experiencing great difficulties in managing migration and asylum flows. The structural weaknesses of Italian migration policy are underlined by the undeniable complexity of managing migration flows via the sea and by the increased exposure that Italy faces as a country