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Improving the Governance of International Migration

The Transatlantic Council on Migration

By Bertelsmann Stiftung

There is currently no formal, coherent, multilateral institutional framework governing the global flow of migrants. While most actors agree that some greater international cooperation on migration is needed, there has been no persuasive analysis of what form this would take or what greater global cooperation would aim to achieve. The purpose of this book is to fill this analytical gap by asking some fundamental questions:

• What are the key steps to building a better, more cooperative system of governance?

• What do we hope to achieve through greater international cooperation?

• And most fundamental, who—or what—is to be governed?


Section I: The Transatlantic Council on Migration

Council Statement: The Governance of International Migration—Defining the Potential for Reform in the Next Decade

Section II: Setting the Stage

Global Governance: Fear and Desire

Section III: The Thickening Web of Cooperation on International Migration

The Governance of International Migration: Gaps and Ways Forward

EU Mobility Partnerships: A Model for International Cooperation on Migration?

The Politics and Policies of Environmental Migration

Section IV: An Expert Perspective on Human Rights and International Law

The Role of International Law in the Governance of Migration and Protection of Migrants’ Rights

Section V: Policymakers’ Corner: Reviewing the Past and Gauging the Future

The Global Commission on International Migration: Experiences, Lessons Learned, and Ways Forward

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