Welcome to the website for my book, blog and online course on international labour migration and the rights of migrant workers. The site is aimed at researchers, teachers, students, policy-makers, journalists and practitioners working on migration and public policy issues around the world.
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.READ MORE WATCH BOOK TRAILER
LATEST FROM THE BLOG
EU migration and welfare benefits: Is unrestricted labour immigration compatible with an inclusive welfare state?
25 June 2015
Continuing to insist on both unrestricted migration and equal access to national welfare states for EU workers has the potential to undermine the political sustainability of ‘free movement’ because it does not take adequate account of important differences in the labour markets and welfare states across EU member states.