Out now: publications on regional migration governance – the case of ASEAN

regional migration governance geddes coverThe regional level of migration governance is gaining increasing scholarly attention – being situated at a meso-level between national and bilateral migration policies and the emerging global migration governance structure. The appearance and more widespread usage of the concept of ‘regional migration governance’ in recent years can be seen as an indicator that regions beyond the European Union (EU) have begun to engage with migration policy. A recently published edited volume acknowledges this trend and, besides the EU,  shines light on Africa, Asia-Pacific and Central Asia as well as Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. I have contributed a chapter on ASEAN and compiled below several other publications on migration governance in the region:

First of all, the edited volume is called “The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance”, came out of a workshop at the EUI in Florence and can be found here with the first chapter being free for download:


My chapter is called The uneven migration governance of ASEAN



It builds upon some previous work:


Rother, Stefan (2018) Labour Migration in Southeast Asia: In search for regional governance, in Contemporary Southeast Asia. 3rd. ed. Eds. Mark Beeson and Alice Ba, Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 181-197.



Piper, Nicola/Rother, Stefan (2019): Political Remittances and the Diffusion of a Rights-Based Approach to Migration Governance: the case of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies early view



Rother, Stefan (2018): ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour: A space for civil society in migration governance at the regional level? Asia Pacific Viewpoint 59(1), pp. 107-118.



Rother, Stefan (2015): Democratizing ASEAN through “Alternative Regionalism”? The ASEAN Civil Society Conference and the ASEAN Youth Forum, in ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia, 136 (July), pp. 98-119

Open access download available here:



Rother, Stefan / Piper, Nicola (2015): Alternative Regionalism from Below: democratising ASEAN’s migration governance, in International Migration, 53(3), pp 36-49.



Rother, Stefan (2014): „Labour Mobility and the ASEAN Economic Community“ Insight Asia-Pacific (3): 14–15.

Open access available here:







About Dr. Stefan Rother

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute at the University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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