Migration, Citizenship and Identity
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Migration, Citizenship and Identity

Selected Essays

Stephen Castles

Stephen Castles provides a deeper understanding of recent ‘migration crises’ in this fascinating and highly topical work. The book links theory and methodology to real-world migration experiences, with a truly global perspective and in-depth analysis of the links between economics, migration and asylum and refugee issues.
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Chapter 16: Transnational Communities: A New Form of Social Relations under Conditions of Globalization?

Selected Essays

Stephen Castles


Social science has its intellectual fashions, and migration studies is no exception. In the early postwar period, many analysts focused on immigrant assimilation and then shifted to the softer notion of integration. By the 1980s, multiculturalism was the buzzword. A public backlash against this approach in the 1990s led to a new emphasis on citizenship and intergroup relations in the city.

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