Improving the Governance of International Migration
Contemporary states are ambivalent about the global governance of migration: They desire more of it because they know they cannot reach their goals by acting alone, but they fear the necessary compromise on terms they may not be able to control and regarding an issue that is politically charged.
Currently, there is no formal, coherent, multilateral institutional framework governing the global flow of migrants. While most actors agree that greater international cooperation on migration is needed, there has been no persuasive analysis of what form this would take or of what greater global cooperation would aim to achieve.
The purpose of this book, the Transatlantic Council on Migration’s fifth volume, is to fill this analytical gap by focusing on a set of fundamental questions: What are the key steps to building a better, more cooperative system of governance? What are the goals that can be achieved through greater international cooperation? And, most fundamentally, who (or what) is to be governed?
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Gunter Thielen
Section I: The Transatlantic Council on Migration
Council Statement: The Governance of International Migration—Defining the Potential for Reform in the Next Decade
Demetrios G. Papademetriou and Ulrich Kober
Section II: Setting the Stage
Global Governance: Fear and Desire
Section III: The Thickening Web of Cooperation on International Migration
The Governance of International Migration: Gaps and Ways Forward
EU Mobility Partnerships: A Model for International Cooperation on Migration?
The Politics and Policies of Environmental Migration
Section IV: An Expert Perspective on Human Rights and International Law
The Role of International Law in the Governance of Migration and Protection of Migrants' Rights
Section V: Policymakers' Corner: Reviewing the Past and Gauging the Future
The Global Commission on International Migration: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Ways Forward
Rita Süssmuth and Christal Morehouse