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Migration and Mobility in Europe

Trends, Patterns and Control Edited by Heinz Fassmann, Professor of Applied Geography, Regional Research and Spatial Planning, University of Vienna, Austria, Max Haller, Professor of Sociology, University of Graz, Austria and David Lane, Fellow, Emmanuel College, Cambridge, UK
The enlargement of the European Union has had an enormous impact on migration within Europe. This book addresses the form of these effects, outlining the social, political and economic problems created by the free movement of people within the European Union.
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Publication Date: 2009
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The enlargement of the European Union has had an enormous impact on migration within Europe. This book addresses the form of these effects, outlining the social, political and economic problems created by the free movement of people within the European Union.

The eminent European contributors to this book explore the ways in which nation states and the EU seek to promote the benefits of migration but at the same time counter threats arising from dislocation. The advantages and costs of migration are considered, as is the crucial problem of who gains and loses from migration. Underpinning the analysis are studies on retirement migrants in Turkey and migrant workers in countries including Austria, Finland, Norway, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, which highlight the impact of immigration in the host states, the motivation for migration within the EU as well as the issues of societal integration of migrants and the need for control as a consequence of growing levels of migration.

This timely and relevant study will strongly appeal to scholars and researchers in a wide range of fields including European studies, migration studies, social policy, human geography, international relations and sociology.
‘The papers presented in this volume form a homogeneous body of knowledge with many facets. The topics researched present a wide variety. . . This volume offers solid research on a variety of issues in the study of migration.’
– Theodore P. Lianos, South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics
Contributors: C. Balkır, B.P. Bo, M. Braun, D. Broeders, R.M. Buján, D. Cairns, P. Ester, H. Fassmann, F. Finnäs, D. Fouarge, M. Haller, J. Hampshire, F. Heschl, B. Kırkulak, O. Kutsenko, D. Lane, G. Meardi, E. Recchi, R. Rowthorn, J. Saarela, K. Vincent, C. Wallace
Contents:

Preface

1. Migration and Mobility in Europe: An Introduction
Heinz Fassmann and David Lane

PART I: COSTS AND BENEFITS OF MIGRATION
2. Winners and Losers of Migration in the European Context: Economic Aspects
Robert Rowthorn

3. Shortage of Skilled Workers: Myths and Realities
Franz Heschl

4. Understanding Migration Decisions in Eastern and Western Europe: Perceived Costs and Benefits of Mobility
Didier Fouarge and Peter Ester

5. The Wrong Portuguese? Youth and Geographical Mobility Intentions in Portugal
David Cairns

PART II: PATTERNS OF MIGRATION AND MOBILITY
6. Free-moving West Europeans: An Empirically Based Portrait
Michael Braun and Ettore Recchi

7. A Suspended Status: The Puzzle of Polish Workers in the West Midlands
Guglielmo Meardi

8. Turkey, the New Destination for International Retirement Migration
Canan Balkır and Berna Kırkulak

9. Recent Migration from the New European Borderlands
Claire Wallace and Kathryn Vincent

10. The Entry of Female Immigrants into Personal Home Care Services in Spain
Raquel Martínez Buján

PART III: PROBLEMS OF RETURN AND MIGRANT INTEGRATION
11. Turkish Minorities in Europe: Towards Societal Integration or the Rise of ‘Parallel Societies’
Olga Kutsenko

12. Employment Rates of Return Migrants: The Finnish Case
Jan Saarela and Fjalar Finnäs

PART IV: STATE CONTROL AND CITIZEN RIGHTS
13. The Future of Border Control: Risk Management of Migration in the UK
James Hampshire

14. Tracing, Identifying and Sorting. The Role of EU Migration Databases in the Internal Control on Irregular Migrants
Dennis Broeders

15. Recent Tendencies in Immigration Control Policies in Europe: Undermining Legal Safeguards and Refugee Protection?
Bente Puntervold Bø

Index