International students pathways between open and closed borders: towards a multi-scalar approach to educational mobility and labour market outcomes

Moskal, M. (2017) International students pathways between open and closed borders: towards a multi-scalar approach to educational mobility and labour market outcomes. International Migration, 55(3), pp. 126-138. (doi: 10.1111/imig.12301)

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Abstract

This paper explores the complex and changing relationship between academic capitalism that encourages global mobility of highly-skilled international students on the one hand and recent changes to immigration policy in the UK that prevent such mobility on the other. The paper is based on a longitudinal study that traces the experiences and aspirations of postgraduates from three Asian countries and their pathways from the UK universities to post study work and realities. Taking a multi-scalar approach, the analysis of international students’ narratives unpacks the unevenness of career opportunities, barriers to settlement and various “assemblages of power” that shape students’ life trajectories. The paper illustrates how the individual-scale projects intersect with states’ policies of both receiving and sending countries and other institutions and structures of power that operate within and beyond the nation-states.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Moskal, Dr Marta
Authors: Moskal, M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
Journal Name:International Migration
Publisher:Wiley
ISSN:0020-7985
ISSN (Online):1468-2435
Published Online:03 November 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2017 IOM
First Published:First published in International Migration 55(3):126-138
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
638921Students mobility, culture change and capacity building in sending countries - a comparative studyMarta MoskalBritish Academy (BRIT-ACAD)SG131149SCHOOL OF EDUCATION