The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies offers a comprehensive study of the multi-disciplinary field of international migration and asylum studies. The new edition incorporates numerous new chapters on issues including return migration, the relationship between urbanisation and migration, the role of advanced digital technologies in migration governance, decision making and human agency, and the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on global migration.

Utilising contemporary information and analysis, this innovative Handbook provides an in-depth examination of the major analytical questions pertaining to migration and asylum, whilst discussing key areas such as work, welfare, families, citizenship, the relationship between migration and development, asylum and irregular migration. With a comprehensive collection of essays written by leading contributors from different world regions and covering a broad range of disciplines including sociology, geography, legal studies, political science, and economics, the Handbook is a truly multidisciplinary reader.

Organised into thematic and geographical chapters, the Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies provides a concise overview on the different topics and world regions, as well as useful guidance for both the starting and the more experienced reader. The Handbook’s expansive content and illustrative style will appeal to both students and professionals studying in the field of migration and international organisations.

Part I: Key Analytical and Policy Dimensions on Migration and Asylum  1. Migration Theories: A Critical Overview  2. Demography and International Migration  3. Gender and Migration  4. Transnational Migration  5. Cities and Migration  6. Return Migration  7. Migration Decision-Making  8. Migration and Artificial Intelligence  9. Migration and the Pandemic Emergency  Part II: Migration and Labour Market  10. International Migration and US Innovation: Insights from the US Experience  11. High-Skilled Migration in the Post-Covid Era  12. Global Elite Migrations  13. Migrant Entrepreneurship: Self-employment as a Strategy of Economic Incorporation  14. From Temporary Migrant to Labour Citizen  15. Discrimination Against Immigrants in the Labour Market  Part III: Migration, Families, and Welfare  16. Migration, Work and Welfare  17. Irregular Migration and the Welfare State: Strange Allies?  18. Global Care Chains  19. Family Migration and Migrant Integration  20. International Students in a Mobile World  21. Migration and the Health and Care Sector  Part IV: Cultural Diversity, Citizenship, and Socio-Politico Integration Challenge  22. Migration, Citizenship, and Post-National Membership  23. Paradigms Lost? Immigrant Integration and its Discontents  24. Migration and Cultural Diversity Challenges in the 21st Century  25. Inclusion of Migrant Children in Educational Systems  26. Migrants and their cultural world: when things teach us about lives  Part IV: Migration and Development  27. Migration and Economic Remittances: Impact on Development  28. Migration and Diasporas: What Role in Home Country Development?  29. Migration and Development: A Focus on Africa  30. Migration and Development in Asia: A View through the Lens of ‘Hubs and Hinterlands’  31. Asian Migration to the Gulf States  32. Reframing the Migration and Development Question in the 21st Century  33. Contested Migration and Development Agendas: Contrasting Views from Africa and Europe  Part VI: Asylum and Refugee Studies Today  34. Unmixing Migrants and Refugees  35. Refugee Studies Has Always Been Critical  36. Asylum in the 21st Century: Trends and Challenges  37. Environmental Change and Migration: Bringing power and inequality back in  38. Climate Change and Migration: Lessons from Oceania  39. Venezuelans in Latin America: Looking Beyond the Binary of Migrants versus Asylum Seekers  40. Seeking Asylum in the Middle East: Lessons from the Syrian Crisis  Part VII: Irregular Migration  41. The Challenge of Irregular Migration  42. Of ‘in between’ spaces and (un)interrupted journeys: transit migration  43. Migrant Smuggling  44. Sanctuary Cities  45. Exploitation and Situations of Vulnerability of Migrant Workers in Europe: Legal and Policy Responses and Challenges