Immigration, Emigration, and Citizenship

David Cook-Martín

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The global expansion of capitalism and the concurrent rise of an international system of nation-states are the backdrop against which this article defines emigration, immigration, and citizenship. The article identifies the major features of modern mass migration, outlines an analytic approach to avoid the pitfalls of nationally based biases in studying immigration, emigration, and citizenship, and presents a case study to illustrate the benefits of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences: Second Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780080970875
ISBN (Print)9780080970868
StatePublished - Mar 26 2015


  • Capitalism and migration
  • Circular and seasonal migration
  • Citizenship
  • Citizenship and migration
  • Domestic vs international migration
  • Free vs coerced migration
  • Gendered migration
  • Immigration
  • International system of nation-states
  • Migrant selectivity
  • Migration
  • Nationalism and migration
  • Race and migration
  • Urbanization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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