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The Migration-Development Nexus

A Transnational Perspective

  • Thomas Faist
  • Margit Fauser
  • Peter Kivisto

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Migration–Development Nexus: Toward a Transnational Perspective

  3. Paradigms — Methodological and Conceptual

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Nina Glick Schiller
      Pages 29-56
  4. Organizations, Networks and States

  5. Outlook

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-228

About this book


This book examines current policy discussions around the migration-development nexus and subjects them to rigorous conceptual and empirical criticism through a transnational lens, placing the current re-discovery of migrants as agents of development nexus into theoretical and historical perspective.


conflict economy migration Nation organization Policy political economy sociology Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Faist
    • 1
  • Margit Fauser
    • 1
  • Peter Kivisto
    • 2
  1. 1.Bielefeld UniversityGermany
  2. 2.Augustana CollegeUSA

About the editors

HUMBERTO MÁRQUEZ COVARRUBIAS Research Professor in the Academic Unit of Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico RAÚL DELGADO WISE Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Development Studies at the University of Zacatecas, Mexico and Executive Director of the International Migration and Development Network THOMAS FAIST Professor of Transnational Relations and Sociology of Development at the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany MARGIT FAUSER Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany NINA GLICK SCHILLER Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute and Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester, UK PETER KIVISTO Richard Swanson Professor of Social Thought and Professor and Chair of Sociology at Augustana College, USA JEAN-BAPTISTE MEYER Senior Researcher at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France and is associated with the doctoral programs of the University of Montpellier 1, France and of the Facultad Latino Americana de Ciencias Sociales in Buenos Aires LOTHAR SMITH Assistant Professor at the Department of Human Geography, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands NICHOLAS VAN HEAR Deputy Director of the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), at the University of Oxford, UK

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