Forthcoming articles


International Journal of Migration and Residential Mobility


These articles have been peer-reviewed and accepted for publication in IJMRM, but are pending final changes, are not yet published and may not appear here in their final order of publication until they are assigned to issues. Therefore, the content conforms to our standards but the presentation (e.g. typesetting and proof-reading) is not necessarily up to the Inderscience standard. Additionally, titles, authors, abstracts and keywords may change before publication. Articles will not be published until the final proofs are validated by their authors.


Forthcoming articles must be purchased for the purposes of research, teaching and private study only. These articles can be cited using the expression "in press". For example: Smith, J. (in press). Article Title. Journal Title.


Articles marked with this shopping trolley icon are available for purchase - click on the icon to send an email request to purchase.


Articles marked with this Open Access icon are freely available and openly accessible to all without any restriction except the ones stated in their respective CC licenses.


Register for our alerting service, which notifies you by email when new issues of IJMRM are published online.


We also offer RSS feeds which provide timely updates of tables of contents, newly published articles and calls for papers.


International Journal of Migration and Residential Mobility (3 papers in press)


Regular Issues


    by Ferdinand Joseph 
    Abstract: Human trafficking, including labour trafficking cripples the ASEAN labour hosting countries specially Malaysia and Thailand. Although labour trafficking within ASEAN nations prevails due to the existence of several root causes, this article accentuates, economic inequality between ASEAN nations, covert nature of trafficking regime, overlapping nature of human smuggling and human trafficking, migration policies of host countries are the primary root causes for labour trafficking. Practically, the efforts of ASEAN, including its own convention against trafficking in persons, bi-lateral agreements between its member states, as well as enactments of anti-trafficking laws by individual ASEAN member states have failed to stamp out human trafficking or labour trafficking completely within the region. This article emphasises the urgency of reforming labour immigration policies of ASEAN labour hosting countries to root out labour trafficking and proposes a model policy reform in labour immigration, employment, labour market research, labour regulation and surveillance of employers and employees.
    Keywords: labour trafficking; southeast Asia; human smuggling; immigration policies; economic inequality; covert nature; human trafficking; overlapping; neighbourhood watch; entrepreneurs; memorandum of understanding.

  • Drawing an unequivocal connection between Democracy and Migration: The Case of Malian Youths in Sub-Saharan Africa   Order a copy of this article
    by Seun Bamidele 
    Abstract: Drawing an unequivocal connection between migration and democracy has so far been an ignored field of African academic request. This is fairly astounding, since migration suggests key conversation starters to the meaning of democratization. While huge numbers of the contemporary points in migration inquire about, for example, youth migration and youths rights in governmental issues, all difficult the compartment model of the country state particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa, can without much of a stretch be connected to bigger inquiries of democracy and majority rule advancement, this is once in a while done. In democratization inquire about, outside elements and impacts from which may likewise be causal elements of migration were for since quite a while ago concurred just little consideration in political actors based speculations of administration change. Similar remains constant on account of the insightful concentration from the mid-1990s onwards, when inquire about interests moved to the union of new majority rule governments. Migrants did not figure on the motivation among the different operator of progress. However, the rise of migrants as political performing actors is one of the principle developments in the way democracy is standardized. In migration studies, despite what might be expected, democracy is a factor once in a while mulled over separated from the exemplary fair examinations on migrants' political conduct. Thinking around migration and democracy this article analyze the blame lines between democracy and migration in connection to Malian youth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
    Keywords: Democracy; Youth; Migration; Mali; Sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Impact of River Erosion on Livelihood and Coping Strategies of Displaced People in South-Eastern Bangladesh   Order a copy of this article
    by Prabal Barua 
    Abstract: Bangladesh is situated in riverine and deltaic region in south-Asia where riverbank erosion is a recurrent or catastrophic climate induced disaster in Bangladesh. The present study has been undertaken to investigate the impact of riverbank erosion on lives and livelihoods of the displaced people in the South-Eastern coastal area of Bangladesh. Basically, primary data has been used for finalizing the manuscript. Both quantitative and qualitative data have been used through participant observation, in-depth interviews, focus group discussion and questionnaire survey. The study reveals that riverbank erosion is addressing displacement, hidden hunger and poverty, loss of land and identity of coastal people. Besides, erosion affects persons face social, economic, cultural and political stigma in their community. The foremost drivers that stimulus the vulnerability extents are livelihood approaches and entrance to food, water and health facilities in the study areas. But Until now, little research attention has been given on problems people living in the study areascoastal areas face. People have used different types of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) to reduce erosion or the sufferings of the affected people. It is a wonder now, how long these affected people will be left open to this disaster of this century which is enriched by modern knowledge and technology. The findings of this study are vital for policymakers to articulate and implement effective approaches and programs to reduce vulnerability and to increase the local adaptation processes in order to improve such households livelihood all over Bangladesh.
    Keywords: Riverbank Erosion; Displaced people; coastal people; Indigenous Knowledge.