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2016 | Book Series

Mobility & Politics

Mobility & Politics

26 Volumes | 2015 - 2024


Mobility & Politics

Series Editors:

Martin Geiger, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Marta Pachocka, SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Global Advisory Board:

Tendayi Bloom, University of Birmingham, UK

Michael Collyer, Sussex University, UK

Charles Heller, Geneva Graduate Institute, Switzerland

Elaine Ho, National University of Singapore

Shadia Husseini de Araújo, University of Brasília, Brazil

Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Linda Oucho, African Migration and Development Policy Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

Antoine Pécoud, Sorbonne University Paris Nord, France

Shahamak Rezaei, University of Roskilde, Denmark

Sergey Ryazantsev, Population Research Center "Elsa Berko", Campinas University, São Paulo, Brazil

Carlos Sandoval García, University of Costa Rica

Everita Silina, The New School, New York, USA

Rachel Simon-Kumar, University of Auckland, New Zealand

William Walters, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Human mobility, whatever its scale, is often controversial. Hence it carries with it the potential for politics. A core feature of mobility politics is the tension between the desire to maximise the social and economic benefits of migration and pressures to restrict movement. Transnational communities, global instability, advances in transportation and communication, and concepts of ‘smart borders’ and ‘migration management’ are just a few of the phenomena transforming the landscape of migration today. The tension between openness and restriction raises important questions about how different types of policy and politics come to life and influence mobility.

Mobility & Politics invites original, theoretically and empirically informed studies for academic and policy-oriented debates. Authors examine issues such as refugees and displacement, migration and citizenship, security and cross-border movements, (post-)colonialism and mobility, and transnational movements and cosmopolitics.

This series is indexed in Scopus.