Theorizing International Migration

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August 2008



From time immemorial human beings migrated for many reasons. Theorists offered various explanations why they move from the place of their origin to another destination. Over the past centuries, forms, dynamics, routes and volumes of migration have changed dramatically. No single theory can provide a comprehensive explanation for the current migration trend. Ernest Ravenstein developed his Laws of Migration in 1889 and concluded that migration was governed by a push-pull process. Many theorists have followed in Ravenstein's footsteps, and the dominant theories in contemporary scholarship are more or less variations of his conclusions. However, most theories are region or country specific. This collection offers simplified explanations of dominant theories from different perspectives, and some experiences from Bangladesh. This is an essential piece of work for geographers,researchers and academics from any discipline in social sciences.


AKM Ahsan Ullah (BSS, MSS, MSc and PhD), currently teaching at Saint Mary?s University, Canada, has contributed to national and international journals and chapters in books.
EAN: 9783639045208
ISBN: 3639045203
Untertitel: Integrating the Context of Bangladesh. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VDM Verlag
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2008
Seitenanzahl: 148 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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