BOOK AND BLOG BY MARTIN RUHS

Welcome to the website for my book and blog on international labour migration and the rights of migrant workers. The site is aimed at researchers, teachers, students, policy-makers and practitioners working on migration and public policy issues around the world.

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Many low-income countries and development organizations are calling for greater liberalization of labor immigration policies in high-income countries. At the same time, human rights organizations and migrant rights advocates demand more equal rights for migrant workers. The Price of Rights shows why you cannot always have both.

Martin Ruhs analyzes how high-income countries restrict the rights of migrant workers as part of their labor immigration policies and discusses the implications for global debates about regulating labor migration and protecting migrants. The book comprehensively looks at the tensions between human rights and citizenship rights, the agency and interests of migrants and states, and the determinants and ethics of labor immigration policy.

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LATEST FROM THE BLOG

Ten features of labour immigration policies in high-income countries

I have analysed labour immigration policies in over 46 countries. This blog summarises key findings.

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