Book Series

Book Series

Migration, Development, and Displacement

About the Series

Humane and compassionate migration of displaced peoples is critical to sustainable development globally. More than ever, the issue of migration is in dire need of paradigmatic shift transforming from an “old-world” regime with emphasis on refugees and asylum seekers toward confronting the current reality of displacement due to the legacies of colonialism and slavery, climate change, environmental migration, capitalism, corporate and development-induced displacement, queer and trans displacement, homelessness, trafficked persons, non-state actor forced migration, displacement due to conflict/domestic/gang-related violence, and displacement resulting from public health emergency, all of which transcends the restrictive definition of a bona fide refugee under international law. This interdisciplinary series critically examines the obstinacy to expand legal protection to displaced peoples beyond the bona fide refugee within local, regional, and international contexts. Extending protection to a wide range of displaced persons promises to reverse adverse effects on those forced to leave their homes in the name of globalization by improving the economic, social, and political conditions driving migration in favor of sustaining growth. This focus on reducing the negative effects of migration invokes solutions beyond poverty eradication into a more drastic change of socio-legal systems in the Global North. To this end, the series strives for law and policy reform particularly in areas of trade, economy, remittance and aid as well as protecting individual rights to stay home and live a dignified life. The series will attract scholars who boldly critique conventional worldviews and suggest cutting-edge approaches to addressing and ameliorating the harsh realities of global displacement.

Proposal Submission

The Migration, Displacement, and Development Book Series is published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. If you are interested in the series and have a proposal that you would like to be considered for inclusion, please contact the Series Editors.

Series Editors

Dr Veronica Fynn Bruey, Legal Studies, Athabasca University (
Professor Steven Bender, Seattle University School of Law (

Lexington Books Acquisitions Editor

Sydney Wedbush (

Advisory Board

Dr Aderomola Adeola
Associate Professor, School of Law, Kabarak University, Kenya

Dr Jasmin Lilian Diab
Assistant Professor of Migration Studies, Department of Social and Education Sciences
Lebanese American University, Lebanon

Dr John Idriss Lahai
Politics and International Studies, University of New England, Australia

Dr Nassim Majidi
Founder and Director, Migration and Displacement Pillar Lead, Samuel Hall, Kenya

Dr Kate Ogg
Associate Professor, College of Law, Australian National University, Australia

Dr Naohiko Omata
Associate Professor, Department of International Development, University of Oxford, England

Dr. Yasunobu Sato
Former Professor of The University of Tokyo affiliated with Waseda University Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies as Special Researcher, Tokyo, Japan

Dr Mary Boatema Setrana
Director and Senior Lecturer, Centre for Migration Studies, University of Ghana, Ghana

Professor Dr Luis Renato Vedovato
Law Professor, UNICAMP and PUC-Campinas, Migration Observatory, São Paulo, Brazil