Irregular Migration in Europe

Irregular Migration in Europe : Myths and Realities

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Irregular Migration in Europe contributes to our knowledge of the scale and nature of the much discussed but under-researched phenomenon of irregular migration in Europe, whilst improving our understanding of the dynamics of irregular migration and its relation to European societies and economies. Presenting a comparative analysis of the experiences and policies of different EU member states, this book draws on an extensive range of sources, many of which have so far been absent from English-language analyses, to offer an overall picture of irregular migration in twelve EU member states. This volume will be of interest to policy makers and researchers within the fields of migration, sociology and social anthropology, political science, European integration and European studies, political science and public administration.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 324 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 630.49g
  • Ashgate Publishing Limited
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed
  • 0754678865
  • 9780754678861
  • 2,802,981

Table of contents

Contents: Irregular migration in Europe in the early 21st century, Anna Triandafyllidou; EU irregular migration policies, Anna Triandafyllidou and Maria Ilies; Austria: irregular migration a " a phenomenon in transition, Albert Kraler and Christina Hollomey; Czech Republic: irregular migration a " 'old wine in new bottles', Dusan Drbohlav and Lenka MedovA!; Irregular migration in Greece: size and features, causes and discourses, Thanos Maroukis; Irregular migration in France, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden; Undocumented migration in Germany: many figures, little comprehension, Norbert Cyrus and Vesela Kovacheva; Hungary: a quantitative overview of irregular migration, Peter Futo; The quest for la dolce vita? Undocumented migration in Italy, Francesco Fasani; The Netherlands: assessing the irregular population in a restrictive setting, Joanne van der Leun and Maria Ilies; Poland: 'waiting for' irregular migration, Krystyna Iglicka and Katarzyna Gmaj; Slovakia: irregular migration a " from old challenges to new, Boris DivinskA1/2; Spain: irregularity as a rule, Carmen GonzA!lez-EnrA-quez; Dichotomized discourses and changing landscapes: counting the uncountable in the UK, Bastian Vollmer; Irregular migration in the European Union: evidence, facts and myths, Anna Triandafyllidou and Dita Vogel; Index.
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Review quote

'This book should be considered mandatory for all those wanting the most updated picture of the current situation regarding irregular immigrants in today's Europe. The authors of this volume have a trustworthy voice based on thorough reviews of the best data available on a process which is usually described in sensational ways, more based on fears than on in-depth research.' Katrine Fangen, EUMARGINS, Norway 'This volume tackles one of the most difficult measurement issues in international migration: illegal migration. This issue is also one of the most politically sensitive ones, as well as one in which the EU and most EU Member States are investing increasing amounts of political and physical capital. Anna Triandafyllidou and the chapter authors have done an enormous service to policymakers, the broader research community, and the informed public by looking at "irregular" migration with sensitivity, unusual rigor, and through a variety of analytical and policy lenses.' Demetrios Papademetriou, President, Migration Policy Institute 'This edition continues a series of well-edited readers on immigration in Europe that Triandafyllidou has produced. This indispensable book sheds 'scientific' light on the issue of the irregular migration of Third Country Nationals in Europe. The central message revolves around how the status of irregularity is more linked to governmental policy than to actual geographical flows of migrants, thus questioning the myths created around 'increases' and 'decreases' of 'illegal immigration'.' Journal of Contemporary European Studies
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About Anna Triandafyllidou

Anna Triandafyllidou is Senior Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and Chair of Sociology of Migration and Migration Policy, in the Department of Social Administration, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece.
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