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Internal Migration

Challenges in Governance and Integration

Edited By Shane Joshua Barter and William Ascher

Internal Migration: Challenges in Governance and Integration focuses on the challenges associated with internal migration across the developing world. While international migration captures significant attention, less attention has been paid to those migrating within recognized national borders. The sources of internal migration are not fundamentally different from international migration, as migrants may be pushed by violence, disasters, state policies, or various opportunities. Although they do not cross international borders, they may still cross significant internal borders, with cultural differences and perceived state favoritism generating a potential for "sons of the soil" conflicts. As citizens, internal migrants are in theory to be provided legal protection by host states, however this is not always the case, and sometimes their own states represent the cause of their displacement. The chapters in this book explain how international organizations, host states, and host communities may navigate the many challenges associated with internal migration.

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This project developed from the Pacific Basin Research Center at Soka University of America. It evolved in partnership with colleagues at the East-West Center, which kindly hosted the authors and other colleagues in a 2017 symposium. The editors would like to thank Soka University of America, the East West Center, and Michael Lofchie for their support. At Soka University of America, Kayo Yoshikawa played an instrumental role in organizing the project, which was enriched by the work of several gifted undergraduate research assistants: Amanda Boralessa, Jaroslav Zapletal, Nikita Sukmono, Vassil Yorgov, Kennah Watts, and Mahesh Kushwaha.←ix | x→ ←x | xi→

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