Migration and Refugees: Global Patterns and Local Contexts

Daniel Leitch (Editor)
University of Wisconsin Platteville, Platteville, WI, USA

Angelika Groterath (Editor)
Head of the international curriculum Social Work Plus, Migration and Globalization in the Department of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, Germany

Kibreab Habtemichael (Editor)
Director of the Office of Integration in Viernheim, Lecturer at Applied University of Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Series: Immigration in the 21st Century: Political, Social and Economic Issues
BISAC: POL040000




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Global migration possesses a very diverse and dynamic nature. To gain a critical understanding of global migration, scholarly research and ideas need to revolve around sub-regional and interdisciplinary approaches. This book, Migration & Refugees: Global Patterns and Local Contexts, combines the editing skills and insights of three accomplished researchers, authors, and practitioners in the field. The collection of chapters weave together the themes detailed below while providing a diverse yet coherent point of reference for the readers.

Book themes:
• The Nexus between Migration and Mobility;
• Push and Pull: Refugee’s Life Choices;
• Refugee Journey and Trauma;
• The Geopolitical Analysis of Migration;
• Integration, Inclusion, or Assimilation: Policy Dilemma;
• Prospects of Refugees within the Socio-Economic Landscape of Host Communities;
• Women and Migration;
• Racism as a Challenge for Integration
(Imprint: Nova)



Chapter 1. Global Migration and Refugees
(Kibreab Habtemichael and Angelika Groterath, PhD, Department of Social Work and Migration and Globalization, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and others)

Chapter 2. Preventing Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants, Prosecuting Perpetrators, and Protecting Victims: With a Special Focus on the Work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
(Cristina Albertin, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, Cairo, Egypt)

Chapter 3. The Challenges of Social Assimilation of Migrants in South Africa
(Melvin Diedericks, School of Government Studies, Public Administration, North-West University, South Africa)

Chapter 4. The Others: Social Distance between Macedonian and Albanian Students
(Viviana Langher, Sofija Arnaudova Gerogievska and Goran Ajdinski, Faculty of Medicine and Psychology, Sapienza University, Rome, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Refugees in Their Own Country: Internally Displaced Persons in Ukraine
(Ruslan Zhylenko, Department of Sociology and Social Work, State University Uzhhorod National University, Uzhhorod, Ukraine)

Chapter 6. Cultural Adaptation of Relocated Ethnic Minority Villagers in China’s Enshi Prefecture
(Lindon Yang, Daniel Leitch, PhD, and Chuan Tian, Oxford University, Oxford, UK, and others)

Chapter 7. Mobilizing Empathy: How Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytically Based Social Work Can Contribute to the Current Refugee Crisis
(Marianne Leuzinger-Bohleber and Katrin Luise Laezer, 1IDeA Center, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and others)

Chapter 8. Challenges and Opportunities
(Kibreab Habtemichael and Angelika Groterath, PhD, Department of Social Work plus Migration & Globalization, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany, and others)


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