Migration and World Politics: A Critical Case for Theory and Policy
Mark J. Miller and Robert A. Denemark
The paper argues that because international migration is an interdisciplinary study, theories developed in different branches of the social sciences are applied inconsistently to work on migration; as a result it is difficult to evaluate or further develop theories. The work approaches global migration from the framework of five major international relations theories, reviewing and evaluating the ability of those theories to understand European migration. The authors ultimately promote the world system theory as the most useful framework.