Thomas Faist of the University of Toronto reviews Irregular Migration. The Dilemmas of Transnational Mobility by Bill Jordan and Franck Düvell. Bill Jordan and Franck Düvell provide a theoretical framework for the analysis of mobility and border crossings in an age of globalization. It draws upon the authors’ pioneering research on people working in the UK without proper immigration status, the organisations that support immigrants, and the responses of control agencies and public services. Losers in the global economy, who vote with their feet as economic migrants, are making a claim to justice as well as trying to improve their standards of living. The book concludes with an evaluation of the justification for border controls, and of the prospects for migration regimes under conditions of growing inequality.
Read the book review at https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2004.tb00249.x.