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Author Ghosh, Bimal.

Title The 2018 global migration compact a major breakthrough or an opportunity lost or both? / Bimal Ghosh
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2021


Description 1 online resource (vi, 95 pages)
Contents A Global Migration Agreement: Why So Important, Yet Why So Elusive -- Multilateral Migration Agreement and Perceived Obstacles: How Valid Are They? -- Attempts at Reaching a Multilateral Agreement on Migration: A Synoptic History -- The New York Declaration: As the Immediate Basis of the Compact -- The 2018 Global Compact on Migration -- What Makes the Compact Incomplete and Lopsided
Summary This book analyses the 2018 Global Compact on Migration and the need for, and difficulties of adopting a multilateral agreement on migration. Particular attention is given to the challenges and constraints involved, given not only the divergent needs and conditions of different counties but also the varying interests of different groups within countries. A synoptic history of previous attempts at reaching a multilateral migration agreement is provided, from 1927 onwards, to give context to the recent negotiations. [The lack of a clear recognition of migration as a global process and the absence of a firm commitment to responsibility- sharing arrangements are highlighted.] [The book explains why the 2018 migration is both a breakthrough and at the same time an opportunity lost. In doing so,] it also analyses the limitations of the present deal, including inadequate attention to the root causes of forced and disruptive migration in origin countries, and highlights how the 2018 agreement can be built upon to create a dynamic harmony in the global migration system. The book will be relevant to researchers and policy makers as well as to professionals and activists concerned with migration, labour economics and international development
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject United Nations. General Assembly. Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Emigration and immigration -- International cooperation
Emigration and immigration -- International cooperation
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783030828639