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The promise of migration : a companion to the International Metropolis Conference 2019, Ottawa, Canada

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posted on 21.05.2021, 15:12 authored by Harald Bauder, Enrico del Castello, Eva Hellreich, Myer Siemiatycki, Erica Wright, Henry Parada, Riley Bushell, John Shields, Rachel Reesor, Belinda Ha, Vappu Tyyska, Lorelle Juffs, Sunbal Mohammad, Cheryl Teelucksingh, Aisha Mohammad, Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali, Jasmine Homer, Adriana Espinosa de los Monteros Romo, Lidia-Gabriela Jarmasz, Francis Hare, Berti Olinto, Dana Osborne
[Para. 1 of Introduction]: Migration is shaping societies around the world. It has long defined settler countries, such as Canada; it is affecting communities of departure and return, ranging from the Azores to Zimbabwe; and it is increasingly impacting countries that have traditionally not considered themselves as major immigrant destinations, like many European countries. Meanwhile, individual migrants and their families experience departure, migration, and arrival differently than the communities shaped by them. From both societal and individual perspectives, we can ask whether migration accomplishes what it promises to achieve. Does migration contribute to the economic, social, and cultural well-being of societies? Do migrants and their families find a pathway to security, achieve social and economic upward mobility, and gain opportunities to participate in the political and cultural life of their arrival communities? The Promise of Migration addresses these questions through a critical lens.



Harald Bauder