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Crisis, Identity and Migration in Post-Colonial Southern Africa

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This book offers a socio-historical analysis of migration and the possibilities of regional integration in Southern Africa. It examines both the historical roots of and contemporary challenges regarding the social, economic, and geo-political causes of migration and its consequences (i.e. xenophobia) to illustrate how `diaspora' migrations have shaped a sense of identity, citizenry, and belonging in the region. By discussing immigration policies and processes and highlighting how the struggle for belonging is mediated by new pressures concerning economic security, social inequality, and globalist challenges, the book develops policy responses to the challenge of social and economic exclusion, as well as xenophobic violence, in Southern Africa. This timely and highly informative book will appeal to all scholars, activists, and policy-makers looking to revisit migration policies and realign them with current globalization and regional integration trends.

Author Biography

Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha holds a PhD in Town and Regional Planning from University of Kwazulu-Natal. Dr Magidimisha made a history when she became first black South African born women to be awarded PhD in Town and Regional Planning. Dr Magidimisha is a senior lecturer and programme co-ordinator in Planning at the School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Before joining University of Kwazulu-Natal, she worked in various portfolios as a practitioner in town planning, a researcher and now as an academic. She is specialist on Spatial Planning, Housing, Service Delivery Inequalities, and Migration. Nene Ernest Khalema is former chief research specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC), an Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Health Promotion Studies, School of Public Health at the University of Alberta (Canada), and currently an Associate Professor of Community Development and an interim Dean and Head of School of Built Environment and Development Studies (BEDS) in the college of Humanities at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa). He is a specialist on migration, critical race relations, and global health disparities and has led research projects in the area. He was formerly a lecturer at the Centre for Social and Global Analysis at Athabasca University (Canada) and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary in Canada. Lovemore Chipungu, Dr., holds a PhD in Town and Regional Planning, an MSc and BSc (Hons) in Urban and Regional Planning. He worked in various portfolios as a practitioner in town planning, a researcher and now as an academic. His areas of research are in urban land, low income housing and urban policy issues. Currently, he is employed as a lecturer in the School of the Built Environment and Development Studies (University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, South Africa). Tamuka Chirimambowa is a DPhil. in Development studies candidate at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Tamuka has worked extensively with civil society in Zimbabwe and South Africa and is keenly interested in the political economy of transformation in post-colonial Africa. He is currently engaged in research on political party engagement and citizen participation, specifically: elections and democratisation; migration and remittances; state and economic reforms in Southern Africa; and democratic governance in Southern African states. Tinashe Chimedza is a co-founding Associate Director of the Institute for Public Affairs in Zimbabwe (IPAZ), he studied Social Inquiry at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia). Tinashe has published on civil society, political participation, governance and democratization in Zimbabwe. He has worked extensively with civil society in Zimbabwe and is currently engaged in research on the economic development and social transformation within SADC region; migration policies and regional integration; and the role of Southern African nation states in development.
Release date NZ
July 31st, 2017
Edited by Hangwelani Hope Magidimisha Edited by Lovemore Chipungu Edited by Nene Ernest Khalema Edited by Tamuka Chirimambowa Edited by Tinashe Lukas Chimedza
Country of Publication
1st ed. 2018
1 Illustrations, color; XVIII, 234 p. 1 illus. in color.
Springer International Publishing AG
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