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Geography of migration

Migration A–Z


  1. Andreas Pott

Published Online: 4 FEB 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781444351071.wbeghm249

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration

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Pott, A. 2013. Geography of migration. The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration. .

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  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2013


Migration processes and their consequences are intrinsically geographical. Migration as the physical movement of people from one place (on earth) to another is a spatial phenomenon that varies considerably in time and regional distribution. It therefore draws researchers' attention not only to spatial mobility, its dynamics, and the changing society in general but also to space-related conditions, contexts, and outcomes of internal and international migrations in particular: regions (of migrants' origin and destination), rural–urban or periphery–center interrelations, cities and their socio-spatial patterns of segregation, geographically uneven labor markets, translocal networks, and borders.


  • empire;
  • demography and population studies;
  • political economy;
  • archaeology;
  • borders;
  • capitalism;
  • political economy;
  • Development