Readership: Scholars and Students of Sociology, Political Science, Migration Studies and Race and Ethnicity Studies.
Thomas Faist, Privatdozent (Lecturer) at the Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen, Germany
"The book is an impressive piece of work on relatively old questions about international migration, taking into account new theoretical and empirical developments which underpin the phenomenon. It sets up a novel analytical and explanatory framework of contemporary international migration movements, and may exert influence on future research endeavours." - Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
"In exploring the utility of the notion of social capital in the context of movement, and in his attempt to find an approach that can marry migration and post migration 'processes', Faist has opened up fruitful avenues of enquiry in keeping with the body of work developed by the North European school of transnational and migration
studies" - Journal of Refugee Studies
1: Lacunae Of Migration And Post-Migration Theories
2: A Review Of Dominant Theories Of International Migration
3: Situating The First Puzzle: Why So Few Migrants And Why So Many?
4: The Crucial Meso Link: Social Capital In Social And Symbolic Ties
5: The Selective Functions Of Social Capital: Why So Few Migrants Out Of Most Places?
6: The Selective And Diffusion Functions Of Social Capital: Why So Many Migrants Out Of So Few Places?
7: The Bridging Function Of Social Capital: Transnational Social Spaces
8: The Adaptive Functions Of Social Capital: Transnationalization And Nation-State Membership
9: Elements For Multilevel Research On International Migration And Post-Migration Processes