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Improving the Governance of International Migration
November 2011

Improving the Governance of International Migration

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Migration Policy Institute, Bertelsmann Stiftung

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?

Table of Contents 

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
Kathleen Newland

Section III: The Thickening Web of Cooperation on International Migration

The Governance of International Migration: Gaps and Ways Forward
Alexander Betts

EU Mobility Partnerships: A Model for International Cooperation on Migration?
Agnieszka Weinar

The Politics and Policies of Environmental Migration
Will Somerville

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
Jacqueline Bhabha

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