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The global governance of lifestyle migration

Oliver, C; (2010) The global governance of lifestyle migration. In: Betts, A, (ed.) Global Migration Governance. Oxford University Press: Oxford, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

Lifestyle migration is a diverse and lesser known form of migration, which despite its acceleration over the last decades in numbers, scope, and impact, has only recently been the focus of research. Nevertheless, the permanent, temporary, or seasonal settlement of large numbers of foreign residents moving abroad for lifestyle reasons raises important questions about its regulation at a global level, particularly around political rights, welfare resources, and responsibilities for individuals and localities in an international arena. The chapter begins to map out the scale and locations of this phenomenon and shows the very fragmented nature of governance, even within the European Union. It considers why this is the case, and relates the fragmentation to the particularities of leisure migration (as a form of mobility often conflated with tourism) and the historical contexts under which it has emerged. Finally, The chapter examines the arguments that support or resist multilateral regulation, ranging from minimal improvement to more comprehensive governance.

Type: Book chapter
Title: The global governance of lifestyle migration
ISBN-13: 9780199600458
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458.001.0001
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600458...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: lifestyle migration, leisure, retirement, students, European Union, voluntary migration
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Education, Practice and Society
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121230
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