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Migration Textbook: A Comprehensive Guide for Azerbaijan's Practitioners and Academics

Migration is a worldwide phenomenon that has evolved into a significant academic discipline, encompassing teaching and research efforts globally.

The Migration Textbook, published by the EU-funded and ICMPD-implemented “Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan (MOBILAZE 2)” project, provides a comprehensive overview of the migration field, exploring its historical roots, current trends, and future prospects. The Textbook covers a wide range of topics related to migration, including theories, governance, migration management in Azerbaijan, integration, and security.

Aimed at migration practitioners, government authorities, academics, researchers, and postgraduate students in Azerbaijan, the textbook is a collaborative effort by Azerbaijani and international scholars and migration experts, including representatives from the State Migration Service of Azerbaijan and ICMPD. Available in both Azerbaijani and English, it serves as a pioneering resource for both academic and practical applications in Azerbaijan.

The textbook covers the following key aspects:

  • Cross-cutting approach to migration
  • Typologies of migration and migrants
  • Theories of migration
  • Migration data and migration data management
  • Legal aspects of migration
  • Migration and national security consideration
  • Migration and governance 
  • Migration management in Azerbaijan
  • Migrant integration
  • Migration policy in Azerbaijan’s neighbourhood

Preview and download the Migration Textbook in English and in Azerbaijani.

More information about the MOBILAZE 2 project is available here.

Authors: Anne Herm, Aygul Abbaszade, Azer Allahveranov, Fuad Chiragov, Könül Jafarova, Lamiya Rzayeva-Ahmadli, Michael Spindelegger, Martin Hofmann, Michel Poulain, Nargiz UzeirHajiyeva, Olga Gulina, Violeta Wagner, Ulvi Aliyev.

This document was produced with the financial support of the European Union. The contents of this Publication are the sole responsibility of ICMPD and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.