Migration from North Africa and the Middle East : skilled migrants, development and globalisation
Title: Migration from North Africa and the Middle East : skilled migrants, development and globalisation
Citation: London : I.B. Tauris, 2015, International Library of African Studies
Series/Number: [Migration Policy Centre]
The countries of the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean (SEM) and those in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are crucial to the development of the world economy. Highly skilled migration to and from these regions is key to the recent socio-political transformations that have occurred across the world. Despite this, in the states concerned, skilled migration remains an underlying 'issue of concern', rather than at the top of political agendas, leading to a spectrum of unclear and uncoordinated legal and policy frameworks. Containing a series of thematic and country-specific overviews, this book highlights the specificity of each region, and identifies and analyses key demographic, economic, legal and political data - allowing for policy prescription. Skilled Migration, the 'brain drain', and its impact is an extensively debated phenomenon and this will be an essential companion for social scientists, policy-makers and development scholars.
Table of Contents:
-- 1. Introduction; Philippe Fargues and Alessandra Venturini -- 2. The Geography of Highly Skilled Arab Migration; Anna Di Bartolomeo and Philippe Fargues -- 3. Highly Skilled Migrants in the Arab Mediterranean: Who, Why and What is to be Done; Alessandra Venturini and Edlira Narazani -- 4. Highly Skilled Migration into, through and from the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan Africa; Paul Tabar -- 5. Highly Skilled Diaspora Knowledge Transfers: TOKTEN in the Arab World; Tamirace Fakhoury -- 6. Young and Highly Skilled: Emigration from Lebanon; Choghig Kasparian -- 7. Legal and Regulatory Framework of Highly Skilled Migration: The Case of the Palestinian Authority; Asem Khalil -- 8. Jordan, a Land of No Return? Highly Skilled Migration, before and during the Arab Spring; Francoise De Bel-Air -- 9. Highly Skilled Migration and Development in Egypt; Nadine Sika -- 10. The Socio-Political Framework of Highly Skilled Migration in Tunisia; Abderazak Bel Hadj Zekri, Hassan Boubakri and Habib Fourati -- 11. Highly Skilled Migration: Morocco; Mohamed Khachani -- 12. Algerian Highly Skilled Migration: The Aetiology of a Disaster; Ali Mebroukine -- 13. The Arab Spring and Sudan Brain Drain; Munzoul Assal -- 14. Highly Skilled Migration from Mauritania: Socio-Political Aspects and Questions; Zekeria Ould Ahmed-Salem -- Contributors -- Bibliography -- Index