The history of the world a history of human migration and settlement. For thousands of years, people have migrated to search for food, survive, conquer frontiers, escape from war zones and look for new and more rewarding and exciting opportunities. As cities become centres of economic activities, there is also an increase in rural to urban migration. Millions of agricultural workers left the countryside and moved to the cities causing unprecedented levels of urbanisation.
This book covers themes in the sociology of migration and urban settlements such as: migration and social structure; refugees and displaced persons; modern labour markets; trends in international and internal migration, urban social environment; impacts of urbanisation; urban environmental issues; technological mobilites in cities; sustainable urban governance and so on. The aim of this volume is to provide a clear understanding of the subject, and it should be of use to both sociologists and research scholars.