BOOK: Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development

Dr Inocent Moyo, GovInn Director Dr Chris Nshimbi and Dr Jussie Laine have recently published an edited volume titled “Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development: Africa-Europe Relations in a Changing Global Order”. The book has been published by Springer Nature. The book is the outcome of an African-Europe relations migration project funded by Erasmus+, in which GovInn is collaborating with the University of Zululand, University of Eastern Finland and Nottingham on Trent University. The collaboration was strengthened by two events, one in September 2018 at the University of Pretoria and the second in November 2019 at the University of Eastern Finland.

This book examines Africa-Europe relationships and intra-Africa relationships vis-à-vis migration. It analyses the African integration project that is being used to effectively manage migration within Africa and across its RECs, and harnessing it for development.The book presents debates related to the EU’s hardening and securitisation of its external border against migrants from Africa. It shows that migration actually challenges Africa-European relations, which is discussed as an important theme in this book.

Authors in this book volume investigate several issues ranging from conundrums relating to migration between Africa and Europe to migration within Africa, but also in relation to borders and boundaries, its bearing on regional and continental integration and the significance of this in terms of relations between Africa and Europe. This book volume brings into conversation issues relating to the governance of migration for development, social cohesion and regional integration.

More information on the book can be found on Springer’s website.