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Central America: regional migration and border policies

Migration A–Z

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  1. Stefanie Kron

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm110

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

How to Cite

Kron, S. 2013. Central America: regional migration and border policies. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

Abstract

International migration management has become the predominant framework for discourses and practices claiming to create a new global regime of rules and norms for the governance of cross-border mobility. This migration management paradigm has converted the intergovernmental agency the International Organization for Migration (IOM) into an important non-state actor (Geiger and Pécoud 2010). Since the mid-1990s, the most important activity of the IOM has consisted of the creation of at least 15 Regional Consultative Processes on Migration (RCPs) all over the world. RCPs are informal forums of governmental and nongovernmental actors. Their objective is to create new alliances between sending, receiving, and transit countries.

Keywords:

  • economics;
  • development;
  • farming;
  • regional development;
  • employment and unemployment;
  • labor