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Illegal immigration in Europe : beyond control? / edited by Franck Düvell

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Basingstoke : Palgrave MacMillan, 2006Description: xi,271σ. ; 24εκISBN:
  • 1403997411
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 331.62094 21 εκδ.
Other classification:
  • 14.09.2
Abstract: Immigration, and in particula illegal immigration, is among the top international social, economic and security policy concerns of our times. Globalization has created a widening asymmetry: capital, information and goods are free to flow across borders whereas labour mobility is subject to many restrictions. This creates a tension between institutional goals, market forces and individual aspirations and as a consequence migration is increasingly driven underground. This book discusses the history of the idea of 'illegal immigration' and its political economy. In four case studies, it analyses the motives and strategies of indocumented immigrants in Europe, revealing typical risk biographies. In assessing European migration policies it concludes that a no-win conflict is generated, with negative effects on all sides. It offers an assessment of contemporary political responses, and proposes an alternative approach wich aims to provide a more sustainable solution.
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Immigration, and in particula illegal immigration, is among the top international social, economic and security policy concerns of our times. Globalization has created a widening asymmetry: capital, information and goods are free to flow across borders whereas labour mobility is subject to many restrictions. This creates a tension between institutional goals, market forces and individual aspirations and as a consequence migration is increasingly driven underground. This book discusses the history of the idea of 'illegal immigration' and its political economy. In four case studies, it analyses the motives and strategies of indocumented immigrants in Europe, revealing typical risk biographies. In assessing European migration policies it concludes that a no-win conflict is generated, with negative effects on all sides. It offers an assessment of contemporary political responses, and proposes an alternative approach wich aims to provide a more sustainable solution.

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