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Europe between Migrations, Decolonization and Integration (1945-1992)

ISBN 9780429269011
Published March 20, 2020 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

This monograph addresses mobility and migrations as contributing phenomena in shaping contemporary Europe after 1945, in connection with decolonisation and the creation of the European Community. The disappearing of the colonial empires caused a large movement of people (former colonizers as well as formerly colonized people) from the extra-European countries to the "Old continent"; while the European integration project encouraged the movement of the citizens within the Community. The book retraces how, in both cases, migrations and mobility impacted the way national communities, as well as the European one, have been defining themselves and their real and imaginary boundaries.

Table of Contents

Introduction; PART I: Workers or citizens: European community faces mobility; 1. Movement but with limitations - mobility in the process of European integration: freedom, identity, citizenship and exclusion; 2. The Transition from colonialism to the migration policies in Europe; 3. The challenge of interdependence: international migration in the Euro-Mediterranean relations; PART II: Postcolonial returns; 4. Post-colonial migrants and the (re)making of Europe: citizenship regimes and post-colonial nations; 5. Repatriates, refugees, or exiles? Decolonization and the Italian settlers’ return, 1941-1956; 6. A univocal special relationship: the idea of Eurafrica at the economic conference of the European movement; 7. The Confédération européenne des spoliés d’outre-mer (CESOM): the transnational management of decolonisation; PART III: Refugees and displaced persons; 8. The emergence of free movement, refugees and voluntary migrants in recent European history; 9. Europe and the Latin American exile: from a revolutionary grammar to a human pight’s one; 10. The Common European Asylum System (CEAS) after the refugee crisis; PART IV: Migrants and citizens: policies in comparison; 11. Migration Policies in Europe from 1945: an overview; 12. The weight of France's colonial past on immigration policy; 13. Britain between identity politics and immigration: the Conservative approach from the Empire Windrush to the "rivers of blood" speech, 1948-1968

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Giuliana Laschi is an Associate Professor of History at the University of Bologna.

Valeria Deplano is a Lecturer in History at the University of Cagliari.

Alessandro Pes is a Lecturer in History at the University of Cagliari.