Towards Migration Governance

  • Susana Ferreira


This chapter offers an approach to the connection between globalisation and governance to address the continually changing dynamics of the international system, particularly human mobility. Given the complexity of migration flows, the debate has moved beyond a narrow notion of control and steering to embrace the concept of management, as a more inclusive and comprehensive approach. In this sense, migration management reflects the intersection between governance, freedom and control. Migration management is a complex web of dimensions, levels and actors interacting with each other. Despite the different attempts to improve global governance on migration, there is still no binding institutional framework to manage international migration. Nevertheless, there is an emerging global governance of human mobility which comprises an intricate arrangement of actors and spaces of dialogue that function at and between the national, regional and global levels.


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  • Susana Ferreira
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  1. 1.IPRINOVA University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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