A Systematic Review of Theory and Process of Migration Studies

Migration studies have been occupying an important space among academia and policymakers. There have been dialogues and discourses on various dimensions of migration through historical and empirical studies. Many studies have compartmentalized the phenomenon of migration into two types: internal and international migration. More emphasis has been given to international migration while internal migration issues have been deprived of serious academic attention. Migration, in fact, is meant to look through the different events of societies and their changing nature. This paper will attempt at putting a schematic model that sets out-migration studies which bring together aspects of in and out-migration and their relationship. This paper attempts to provide panoramic views on different facets of migration from different perspectives and show how migration plays an important role in the adaptation/integration of the national imaginary. This paper also highlights the basic concepts of migration and their relationship with theories adapted to the migration processes.