Circular Migration between Europe and its Neighbourhood

Circular Migration between Europe and its Neighbourhood : Choice or Necessity?

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The term 'circular migration' has become a buzzword among European and international policy and academic circles in recent years. Many national and EU policy makers have heralded the idea of 'circular' migration with great enthusiasm as the solution to many of 'our' migration 'problems', supposedly addressing at once labour market shortages (by providing quickly and flexibly labour force on demand) and the migrant integration challenges (since circular migrants are
not there to stay and hence will create very limited if any integration challenges).

This book studies the realities of circular migration on the ground by empirical analysis of seven pairs of countries: Greece-Albania, Italy-Albania; Italy-Morocco, Spain-Morocco; and Poland-Ukraine, Hungary-Ukraine, Italy-Ukraine. The book provides for a comparative and in depth analysis of circular migration between EU member states and countries in the EU's neighbourhood. It discusses critically the idea that circular migration is a triple-win situation (for migrants, states of origin, and
destination countries) and looks at how relevant policies, migration statuses, labour markets, and other factors influence migrants' circulation. It poses and responds to the question whether circularity is a choice that brings higher economic and social or cultural gains than classical migration, or
a necessity, a creative but not desirable strategy that migrants adopt in the absence of other options.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 184 x 240 x 25mm | 536g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New
  • 0199674515
  • 9780199674510
  • 1,684,189

Table of contents

1. Circular Migration: Introductory Remarks ; 2. The Drive for Securitised Temporariness ; 3. Flexible circularities: Integration, return and socio-economic instability within Albanian migration to Italy ; 4. Albanian Circular Migration in Greece: Beyond the State? ; 5. Circular Economic Migration between Italy and Morocco ; 6. Circularity in a Restrictive Framework: Mobility between Morocco and Spain ; 7. Circular Migration between Hungary and Ukraine: Historical legacies, the economic crisis and the multi-directionality of 'circular' migration ; 8. Circular Migration Patterns between Ukraine and Poland ; 9. A Transnational Double Presence: Circular Migration between Ukraine and Italy ; 10. Circular Migration at the Periphery of Europe: Choice, Opportunity or Necessity?
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This book is noteworthy not only because of the abundance of research and information it contains but also because it emphasises the need for a stronger relationship between research and policy-making. * Ermira Danaj, University of Neuchatel *
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About Anna Triandafyllidou

Anna Triandafyllidou is Professor and Director of a Programme on Cultural Diversity in a Globalised World at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, in Florence, Italy. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens. She has been teaching as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002. Her recent books include Irregular Migration in
Europe: Myths and Realities (2010, Ashgate), European Multiculturalism(s) (with T. Modood and N. Meer, 2011, Edinburgh University Press), Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Africa and Asia to Europe (with T. Maroukis, 2012, Palgrave), The Greek Crisis and Modernity in Europe (with R. Gropas and H.
Kouki, Palgrave, 2013), Irregular Migrant Domestic Workers in Europe: Who Cares? (Ashgate, 2013), and What is Europe? (with R. Gropas, 2013, Palgrave).
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