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Migration Studies at a Crossroads: A Critique of Immigration Regime Typologies

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dc.contributor.author Boucher, Anna
dc.contributor.author Gest, Justin
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-28T19:48:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-28T19:48:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-22
dc.identifier.citation Anna Boucher and Justin Gest. Migration studies at a crossroads: A critique of immigration regime typologies. Migrat Stud first published online August 22, 2014. doi:10.1093/migration/mnu035. en_US
dc.identifier.other doi:10.1093/migration/mnu035
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/9243
dc.description The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published and is available in Migration Studies, 2014. doi:10.1093/migration/mnu035. Supplementary data is available through the publisher. en_US
dc.description.abstract International migration and its scientific examination have reached a crossroads. Today, migrants are pursuing opportunities in new destination societies with growing economies and different forms of governance from democratic states—transformations that complicate established understandings about national immigration models and their evolution. In light of these transformations, this article reviews the field of migration studies and its sketching of immigration patterns in the contemporary period. It critically examines existing systems of classification in a way that creates space for revised approaches. In doing so, this article identifies three key limitations with existing approaches. First, existing classifications largely focus on Western states, and especially traditional destination countries. Second, existing classifications are weakened by unclear or poorly defined indicators. Finally, even those classifications with improved indicators are hindered by approaches that examine admission and citizenship/settlement regimes independently of each other, ignoring a possible migration integration policy nexus.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the Institute of Social Studies and the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney, and the Institute for Quantitative Social Sciences at Harvard University as well as the Belfer Centre at Harvard University. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en_US
dc.rights Copyright 2014 Anna Boucher and Justin Gest en_US
dc.subject migration en_US
dc.subject integration en_US
dc.subject regime en_US
dc.subject typology en_US
dc.subject crossroads en_US
dc.subject global en_US
dc.title Migration Studies at a Crossroads: A Critique of Immigration Regime Typologies en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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