European Immigration A Sourcebook
Fully updated and containing chapters on the new EU member states and the attempt to form a common EU migration policy, this new edition of European Immigration: A Sourcebook provides a comprehensive overview of the trends and developments in migration in all EU countries. With chapters following a common structure to facilitate direct international comparisons, it not only examines the internal affairs of each member state, but also explores both migratory trends within the EU itself and the implications for European immigration of wider global events, including the Arab Spring and the world financial crisis.
’Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above.’ Choice ’Encyclopaedic, up-to-the-minute and with an enlarged range of themes and geographical coverage, this unique reference text is a must-have for any serious student of contemporary migration. Particularly valuable are its new perspectives on European enlargement, the evolution of a European migration policy and the impact of the financial crisis, as well as its useful synthesis of distinct migration pathways.’ Russell King, Sussex University, UK ’European migration is of bewildering complexity even for the experts. This sourcebook provides concise and well-structured overviews for each of the 28 Member States of the European Union. It interprets the numbers. It compares how European countries have been exposed to migration and how they have responded. And it analyses the different pathways of migration in Europe from irregular migrants and asylum seekers to the sought-after highly skilled and the free moving EU citizens. This comprehensively updated second edition will be just as useful for students who freshly enter the field of migration studies as for specialists who need to broaden their knowledge.’ Rainer BaubÃ¶ck, European University Institute, Italy Praise for the first edition: 'This book provides an up-to-date and often lively account of immigration in all 25 countries of the European Union. There are still enormous difficulties of comparison arising from the mutual unintelligibility of competing definitions and incommensurate statistics. However, the editors and authors have dealt with these problems confidently and imaginatively. The balance between established and emerging scholars is also impressive. The result is that in just about every country study - including those I know well - I discovered new insights and information.’ Robin Cohen, University of Oxford, UK 'Written by professors and researchers, the chapters present an excellent overview of past and current immi