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Teye Joseph Kofi (Editor), "Migration in West Africa", Springer Nature, 2022, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-97322-3, License:

This open access Regional Reader examines the dynamics and impacts of international migration within and from West Africa. The book presents key theoretical perspectives and empirical findings on historical trends, geographical patterns, drivers and socio-economic impacts of both voluntary and involuntary migration in West Africa, a region that is characterised by high level of mixed migration flows. The book is divided into three main parts: changing patterns and governance of migration, managing environmental and forced migration, and diaspora, transnationalism and development. The chapters raise key research questions and outline recommendations for improving migration governance, protecting migrants and harnessing the benefits of migration for socio-economic development for both countries of origin and destination of migrants. As such this Regional Reader provides an interesting read to students, academics, researchers, migration experts, development practitioners and policy makers.


International Migration From West Africa, Intra-regional Mobility Patterns In West Africa, Ecowas Free Movement Protocol, Drivers Of Migration In Africa, Mixed Migration In West Africa, Climate-related Migration In West Africa, Migration Governance In Africa, Trafficking In Persons In West Africa, Human Smuggling In West Africa, Irregular Migration From Africa, Gendered Dynamics Of Migration In West Africa, Migration And Social Transformation In West Africa, Forced Migration And Displacements In West Africa, Protection Of Migrants In West Africa, Return Migration In Africa, Transnational Activities Of African Migrants, Immigrant Integration In The Global North, International Remittances And Development In West Africa, High Risk Irregular Migration

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