Veltmeyer and Wise examine what they call the “migration-development nexus” from both a political economy and a sociological perspective, highlighting current trends, the global scale and the human dimension of the labour migration process, with particular reference to the increasing south-north flows of migrants who are forced to abandon their communities and ways of life by the globalizing forces of capitalist development.
While it may appear that these migrants are free to choose to abandon their communities, and in many cases their families, in the search for greater economic opportunities and a better way of life, the authors show with devastating logic that the decisions made by so many migrants are rooted in the workings of the world capitalist system, which converts them into a pool of surplus labour to be pulled into and out of the system as required by capitalists in their endless search for private profit.
Rethinking Migration in the Neoliberal Era.
Migration Dynamics Of Agrarian Change.
Global Capital, Migrant Labour And The Nation-State .
The Political Economy Of International Labour Migration.
The Social Dimension Of Migration (The Underside Of Development) .
Rethinking The Migration-Development Nexus.
Henry Veltmeyer is at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas, Mexico and annually engages in an extended program of research and public lectures across Latin America.
Raúl Delgado Wise
Raúl Delgado Wise is professor and former director of the Doctoral Program in Development Studies at the Autonomous University of Zacatecas.