24 Mar 2015

New handbook maps changing landscape of labour mobility

An authoritative new reference book on international labour migration, co-edited by Marion Panizzon and Elisa Fornalé of the WTI and Gottfried Zürcher, formerly of the Directorate for Migration Policy, Switzerland, has just been published by Palgrave Macmillan.

The Palgrave Handbook of International Labour Migration goes beyond the assumption that states are the only actors in designing and implementing migratory policies. It maps the field, framing legal and political questions to address the main elements of labour mobility, including the limits and challenges of state action.

The compendium maps out interdisciplinary approaches to labour mobility management, with papers from some 30 scholars of different disciplines. Divided into seven parts it covers the mobility regime, development and human rights perspectives, and has sections on Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America.

Marion Panizzon, a senior researcher at the University of Bern, was until recently leader of the NCCR Trade Regulation Work Package on Trade and the Diffusion of Migration Law, Policy and Economics. Elisa Fornalé is a postdoctoral researcher on migration issues at the World Trade Institute.

The volume is available in hardcover and as an e-book from Palgrave Macmillan.