Migration, Displacement, and Development
Humane and compassionate migration of displaced peoples is critical to sustainable development globally. More than ever, the issue of migration is in dire need of paradigmatic shift transforming from an “old-world” regime with emphasis on refugees and asylum seekers toward confronting the current reality of displacement due to the legacies of colonialism and slavery, climate change, environmental migration, capitalism, corporate and development-induced displacement, queer and trans displacement, homelessness, trafficked persons, non-state actor forced migration, displacement due to conflict/domestic/gang-related violence, and displacement resulting from public health emergency, all of which transcends the restrictive definition of a bona fide refugee under international law. This interdisciplinary series critically examines the obstinacy to expand legal protection to displaced peoples beyond the bona fide refugee within local, regional, and international contexts. Extending protection to a wide range of displaced persons promises to reverse adverse effects on those forced to leave their homes in the name of globalization by improving the economic, social, and political conditions driving migration in favor of sustaining growth. This focus on reducing the negative effects of migration invokes solutions beyond poverty eradication into a more drastic change of socio-legal systems in the Global North. To this end, the series strives for law and policy reform particularly in areas of trade, economy, remittance and aid as well as protecting individual rights to stay home and live a dignified life. The series will attract scholars who boldly critique conventional worldviews and suggest cutting-edge approaches to addressing and ameliorating the harsh realities of global displacement.