Skilful survivals : irregular migration to the Gulf
Title: Skilful survivals : irregular migration to the Gulf
Citation: Florence : European University Institute ; Cambridge : Gulf Research Center, 2017
Series/Number: [Migration Policy Centre]; GLMM
External link: http://gulfmigration.eu
The overall objective of this volume is to advance existing knowledge about irregular migration to the Gulf, a subject about which huge research gaps remain. We focus on the role that legislation, policies and practices play in enabling and sustaining irregular, or undocumented, migration. Case studies highlighting these elements are presented on all the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, namely: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In addition, case studies of six major sending countries are included to better understand the entire pathway of irregular migration from a sending to a Gulf country: these countries are Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Pakistan and the Philippines. The volume also offers an overview of the conceptual dimensions underlying irregular migration and a framework for providing protection to migrants in an irregular situation.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction: Skilful Survivals - Irregular Migration to the Gulf, 1, Nasra M. Shah 2. The Normal and the Exceptional in Irregular Migration in the Gulf, 13, Philippe Fargues 3. Irregular Migration in the Gulf States: What Data Reveal and What They Conceal, 33, Françoise De Bel-Air 4. The Legal Production of Illegality: Obstacles and Opportunities to Protect Undocumented Migrants in the Gulf States, 57, Elizabeth Frantz 5. Irregular Migration in Bahrain: Legislations, Policies, and Practices, 77, Hasan Alhasan 6. Irregular Migration to and within Kuwait: Enabling and Sustaining Factors, 95, Nasra M. Shah and Lubna Al-Kazi 7. Irregular Migration in Oman: Policies, Their Effects and Interaction with India, 115, Jihan Safar and Mélissa Levaillant 8. Irregular Migration in Qatar: The Role of Legislation, Policies, and Practices, 135, Ray Jureidini 9. Calculated Risks, Agonies, and Hopes: A Comparative Case Study of the Undocumented Yemeni and Filipino Migrant Communities in Jeddah, 161, Fahad Alsharif 10. Producing Irregular Migration: Living and Labouring under Laws in the United Arab Emirates, 185, Pardis Mahdavi 11. Irregular Migration from Bangladesh to the Gulf: Is Combatting It a Governance Challenge?, 203, AKM Ahsan Ullah 12. Egyptian Irregular Migration in the GCC Countries, 225, Ibrahim Awad and Nourhan Abdel Aziz 13. Irregular Migration from Ethiopia to the Gulf States, 243, Bina Fernandez 14. Migration (In)flux: Impact of Legislation on Patterns and Quantum of Irregular Mobility between India and Saudi Arabia, 269, S. Irudaya Rajan and Jolin Joseph 15. Irregular Migration to the Gulf: An Analysis of the Status of Pakistani Migrant Workers, 293, Ghulam Mohmmad Arif and Tahira Ishaq 16. Stemming Irregular Migration at the Source: The Philippine Experience, 315, Graziano Battistella and Maruja M.B. Asis 17. Conclusion: Irregular Migration - Has It a Future in the Gulf, 337, Philippe Fargues GRC Publications, 343
All the chapters contained in this volume are original contributions from scholars with an expertise on Middle Eastern and migration issues. They were prepared for the Gulf Labour Markets and Migration (GLMM) programme’s workshop entitled “The Role of Legislation, Policies, and Practices in Irregular Migration to the Gulf ” held at the University of Cambridge from August 24-27, 2015 in the framework of the Sixth Gulf Research Meeting (GRM) organised by the Gulf Research Centre Cambridge (GRCC).
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