Introduction to the Special Collection
South–South Migrations: What is (Still) on the Research Agenda?
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014
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International Migration Review
Volume 48, Issue 1, pages 103–112, Spring 2014
How to Cite
De Lombaerde, P., Guo, F. and Neto, H. P. (2014), Introduction to the Special Collection. International Migration Review, 48: 103–112. doi: 10.1111/imre.12083
- Issue published online: 25 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014
In this essay, the authors argue that although “South” and “North” are more and more becoming problematic categories in the social sciences, in general, and in migration studies, in particular, it still makes sense today to focus on South-South migrations. Not only because of its mere quantitative importance, but for a number of reasons. Firstly, new South-South migration patterns are observable and new data are becoming available. Secondly, South-South migrations still have a number of distinct features, including: the role of borders, the composition of migration flows, the migration-conflict nexus, regional migration governance, and the specific relationships with certain migration-related concepts and variables.