Global Migration Governance: Theory, Institutions, Politics

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2019-63-10-89-96

V. Malakhov (,
RANEPA, 82/1, Vernadskogo Prosp., Moscow, 119571, Russian Federation

Abstract. The paper examines the phenomenon of global migration governance in its theoretical, institutional and political aspects. The author claims that the formula ‘global governance’ with regard to migration has sense only if it is applied to a set of administrative practices in various regimes of international mobility. This is the so-called “multi-level governance”, in which the managerial institutions of the subnational, national, macroregional and supranational levels coexist. As for the global migration governance in terms of the institutionalized process of supranational management of international migration, it is rather wishful thinking, represented by international bureaucracy, on the one hand, and civil society activists, on the other. As long as nation states remain the main actors in world politics, the appeal to supranational migration management will remain in the sphere of rhetoric. The contradictions between the interests of the states are too serious for them to pass on the transfer of competences in managing the sphere of migration to a supranational level.

Keywords: migration, global governance, international regime, institutes, Global Compact on Migration


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For citation:
Malakhov V. Global Migration Governance: Theory, Institutions, Politics. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2019, vol. 63, No 10, pp. 89-96.

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