Further reading…

Caught your interest? Here are some more publications on migration I wrote or was involved in…:

(for a more up-to-date/comprehensive publication list, please go to:

My Academia site: https://uni-freiburg.academia.edu/StefanRother

My google scholar profile: http://scholar.google.de/citations?user=jCXTkd4AAAAJ&hl=de )

And a round-up on recent publications can be found here:

GFMD Blog Reloaded –free eprints and open access articles

Recent publications:

(2018) Angry Birds of Passage. Migrant rights networks and counter-hegemonic resistance to global migration discourses, Globalizations, early view. (refereed)

(2018) The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) as a venue of “state socialization”: A stepping stone for multi-layered migration governance?, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies early view (refereed)

(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. (refereed)

(2018): Challenging State Sovereignty in the Age of Migration – Concluding Remarks, European Journal of East Asian Studies, 17 (1), pp. 118-133; with Nicola piper and Jürgen Rüland)

(2017) Indonesian migrant domestic workers in transnational political spaces: agency, gender roles and social class formation, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43 (6), pp. 956-973.

Kessler, Christl/Rother, Stefan (2016) Democratization through Migration? Political Remittances and Participation of Philippine Return Migrants. Lanham: Lexington Books. (refereed)

Rother Stefan (2016): (ed.) Migration und Demokratie. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. (refereed)

Piper, Nicola / Rother, Stefan (2015): Migration and Democracy: Citizenship and human rights from a multi-level perspective. Editorial, in International Migration 53(3), pp 3-7.

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

(2014): More than Remittances: Resisting the Dominant Discourse and Policy Prescriptions of the Global ‘Migration-Development-Mantra, in Journal of Development Studies, 30(1), pp. 44-66. (with Nicola Piper)

Rother, Stefan (2013): „Global migration governance without migrants? The nation-state bias in the emerging policies and literature on global migration governance“. In: Migration Studies 2(3). http://migration.oxfordjournals.org/lookup/resid/mnt019?view=full.pdf&uritype=cgi&ijkey=pR47bmdI8kouxtk&keytype=ref

(2013): A Tale of Two Tactics: Civil Society and Competing Visions of Global Migration Governance from Below, in Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People, eds. Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41–62.

Rother, Stefan (2012): Standing in the Shadow of Civil Society? The 4th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Mexico. In: International Migration 50 (1), pp 179-188.

Piper, Nicola; Rother, Stefan (2012): Let’s Argue about Migration: advancing a right(s) discourse via communicative opportunities. Third World Quarterly, 33(9), pp. 1735–50.

Piper, Nicola; Rother, Stefan (2011): Transnational Inequalities, Transnational Responses: The Politicization of Migrant Rights in Asia. In: Boike Rehbein (ed.): Globalization and Inequality in Emerging Societies: Palgrave Macmillan, pp 235-255.

 Guest Edited Special Journal Issues:

(2009) with Jürgen Rüland and Christl Kessler: “International Migration and Democratisation in East Asia”,  European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol 8 (2).

 Journal Articles:

(2010): The GFMD from Manila to Athens: One Step Forward, One Step Back?, in: Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Vol 19 (1), pp 157-173.

(2009): Changed in Migration? Philippine Return Migrants and (un)-democratic remittances, in European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 8 (2), pp. 245-274.

Article available online here:

Click to access Topic_21_Rother.pdf

(2009):with Jürgen Rüland and Christl Kessler: Democratization through international migration? explorative thoughts on a novel research agenda. In: European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol 8 (2), pp. 161-180.

(2009): „Inside-Outside“ or „Outsiders by choice“? Civil society strategies towards the 2nd Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Manila, in: ASIEN – The German Journal on Contemporary Asia, Nr. 111, April, S.95-107.

Click to access ASIEN_111_AA_Rother.pdf

(2010): „Inseln der Überzeugung“ nicht in Sicht: Der Nationalstaat, NGOs und die globale Governance von Migration (“Islands of persuasion” not in sight: The nation-state, NGOs and the global governance of migration) In: ZPol – Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft 20 (3-4), S. 409–439.

Articles in Edited Volumes:

(2009): Arbeitsmigration zwischen Nationalstaat und Global Migration Governance: Das Beispiel des Entsendelandes Philippinen, in: Heribert Weiland/Ingrid Wehr und Matthias Seifert [Hrsg.]: Good Governance in der Sackgasse, Baden-Baden: Nomos, pp. 217-240. (refereed)

(2009): Transnational political spaces: Political activism of Philippine labor migrants in Hong Kong, in: Jorge V. Tigno (ed.): State, Politics and Nationalism Beyond Borders: Changing Dynamics of Filipino Overseas Migration, Quezon City: Philippine Migration Research Network and Philippine Social Science Council Publishing, pp. 109-140.

(2009): ‘Graswurzel Global: Der Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) in Hongkong’ (Global Grassroots: The Asian Migrants Coordinating Body (AMCB) in Hong Kong), in: Uwe Hoering, Oliver Pye, Wolfram Schaffar, and Christa Wichterich (eds.), Globalisierung bringt Bewegung. Lokale Kämpfe und transnationale Vernetzungen, Verlag Westfälisches Dampfboot: Münster, pp. 136-151.

(2010): “Demokratie“ als Rücküberweisung? Der Einfluss von ArbeitsmigrantInnen auf die demokratische Entwicklung ihrer Heimatländer, in: Reese, Niklas; Welkmann, Judith (Hg.): Das Echo der Migration. Wie Auslandsmigration die Länder des globalen Südens verändert. Unkel: Horlemann-Verlag, pp. 252-261..

Short articles, conference papers, reports etc. (selection):


(2011): Migration im Interessenkonflikt. Das Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) in Mexiko. In: Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik, No.1, pp. 29–32.

 (2010) Comment: A historical step – The International Labour Conference (ILC) has decided to draft a binding convention on the rights of domestic workers, in: Development + Cooperation, Vol. 51, No. 7.


(2009): The allure of non-binding talks. The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD), in: Development + Cooperation, Vol. 50, No. 9, pp. 331-333.


(2009): Kaum Tauwetter in Sicht: Der Nationalstaat, NROS und die globale Governance von Migration. Paper präentiert beim 24. Kongress der Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft (DVPW), September 21-25, Universität Kiel.

(2009): Raus aus dem Käfig. In Hongkong kämpfen Migrantinnen um ihre Rechte, in: Welt-Sichten, Nr. 2, pp. 31-33.

(2008): …und sie migrieren immer noch – Arbeitsmigration in Südostasien 10 Jahre nach der Finanzkrise, in: südostasien, Jg.24, Nr. 1, pp. 12-15.

(2005): Wie sich ein beeindruckendes Phänomen erklären lässt – Migrationstheorien Südostasien, in: südostasien, Jg.21, Nr. 3, pp. 4-6.


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