Beyond Networks

Feedback in International Migration

  • Oliver Bakewell
  • Godfried Engbersen
  • Maria Lucinda Fonseca
  • Cindy Horst

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Oliver Bakewell, Agnieszka Kubal, Sónia Pereira
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jørgen Carling, Dominique Jolivet
    Pages 18-46
  4. Rianne Dekker, Godfried Engbersen, Marije Faber
    Pages 69-89
  5. Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Alina Esteves, Jennifer McGarrigle
    Pages 113-133
  6. Oliver Bakewell, Dominique Jolivet
    Pages 183-204
  7. Godfried Engbersen, Erik Snel, Alina Esteves
    Pages 205-230
  8. Godfried Engbersen, Erik Snel, Cindy Horst
    Pages 231-246
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 247-262

About this book


This edited volume explores migration movements to Norway, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Portugal from Brazil, Morocco and Ukraine, focusing on how the migration processes of yesterday influence those of today. The central analytical tool for this undertaking is the concept of feedback. This volume identifies various feedback mechanisms that initiate, perpetuate and reverse migration movements. It pays attention to the role of personal networks, but it also moves beyond networks by analysing the role of institutions, macro-level factors and forms of broadcast feedback operating through impersonal channels. Based on extensive surveys and in-depth interviews, it changes our understanding of how and why patterns of international migration change over time.


Feedback networks feedback mechanisms reverse cumulative causation international migration methodology migration Nation

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver Bakewell
    • 1
    • 2
  • Godfried Engbersen
    • 3
  • Maria Lucinda Fonseca
    • 4
  • Cindy Horst
    • 5
  1. 1.International Migration Institute (IMI)UK
  2. 2.Department of International DevelopmentUniversity of OxfordUK
  3. 3.Department of SociologyErasmus University of RotterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT)Universidade de LisboaPortugal
  5. 5.Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)Norway

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-55439-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53921-2
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