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The Age of Migration


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Hein de Haas, PhD, is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He is a founding member and former director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom, and now directs the IMI at its current home at the University of Amsterdam. Dr. de Haas is also Professor in Migration and Development at Maastricht University /United Nations University-MERIT. His research focuses on the linkages between migration and broader processes of social transformation and development in origin and destination countries.

Stephen Castles, DPhil, was Honorary Professor of Sociology at the University of Sydney, Australia, before retiring in 2017, and served as the first director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom. His research has focused on international migration dynamics, global governance, migration and development, and migration trends in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Castles's books and articles have been translated into many languages and have been highly influential in the development of international migration studies. Mark J. Miller, PhD, is Emma Smith Morris Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He served as editor of the International Migration Review from 1983 to 2005. Dr. Miller has conducted research and consulted widely on comparative immigration and refugee policies, global migration, and migration and security. He is a recipient of the Francis Alison award, the highest honor extended to faculty by the University of Delaware.


"The Age of Migration has become the leading text for understanding the complexities of migration in the modern world. The sixth edition engages cutting-edge theory and empirical research from all disciplines studying migration, including sociology, political science, anthropology, history, and geography. It provides a balanced yet critical analysis of the contemporary global dynamics of migration and the effects on societies, migrants, and non-migrants. This book continues to be the definitive work for students, scholars, and professionals concerned with the causes of modern migrations and their interactions with processes of development and social change."--Jacqueline Hagan, PhD, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"This authoritative text, now in its sixth edition, is ideal for undergraduate- and graduate-level classes. It is the number-one choice for anyone who wants to gain a profound understanding of migration and displacement--two of the most significant topics of the 21st century. The authors, who are among the world's top experts in the field, have drawn on their decades of scholarship and insights as migration policy consultants to create this valuable book."--Martin Geiger, PhD, Associate Professor of Politics of Human Migration and Mobility, Carleton University, Canada "The Age of Migration offers the most comprehensive guide to understanding global migration patterns, both historically and in the present day, and the sixth edition only confirms this assessment. Drawing expertly on the latest theories and evidence, the authors illuminate the causes of international migration as well as the consequences for the societies that send and receive the resulting flows of people. Their critical assessment of the policies by which nations attempt to manage these flows is a 'must read' for policymakers and the public alike."--Douglas S. Massey, PhD, Henry G. Bryant Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Princeton University "Fundamental reading for students and professionals in any field who want a truly global perspective on migration. The updated sixth edition provides a multidisciplinary, comprehensive, and nuanced account, emphasizing both economic and political dimensions of the migration process. The Age of Migration should be adopted in both undergraduate and graduate courses on immigration, politics, and race and ethnicity."--Greta Gilbertson, PhD, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Fordham University "A 'must read' for anyone who wants to understand global trends and dynamics in international migration. The Age of Migration brings high-quality research and sound theoretical exposition to the contested field of international migration studies. The quality of the information and the lack of unfounded generalizations are the best features of this book, which is why it is often used as a reference book by students. If in doubt, look it up in The Age of Migration!"--Burcu Akan Ellis, PhD, Department of International Relations, San Francisco State University

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