Synopses & Reviews
The book offers an innovative theoretical account of the causes, nature and extent of the movement of international migrants between affluent and poorer countries. The book also provides a conceptual study of migration decision-making and the dynamics of international movement.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -368) and index.
About the Author
Thomas Faist is Lecturer, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen.
Table of Contents
1. Lacunae Of Migration And Post-Migration Theories
2. A Review Of Dominant Theories Of International Migration
3. Situating The First Puzzle: Why So Few Migrants And Why So Many?
4. The Crucial Meso Link: Social Capital In Social And Symbolic Ties
5. The Selective Functions Of Social Capital: Why So Few Migrants Out Of Most Places?
6. The Selective And Diffusion Functions Of Social Capital: Why So Many Migrants Out Of So Few Places?
7. The Bridging Function Of Social Capital: Transnational Social Spaces
8. The Adaptive Functions Of Social Capital: Transnationalization And Nation-State Membership
9. Elements For Multilevel Research On International Migration And Post-Migration Processes