This title was first published in 2003. The problem of illegal labour immigration is one of the most controversial and hotly debated issues to confront the EU. This book examines the Scandinavian model of social partnership by which labour market relations are governed, creating an effective barrier to the employment of illegal immigrants. Using Denmark, Portugal and Germany as case studies it questions the impact of illegal immigrants and whether they pose a serious threat to the free movement of labour, capital and commodities. It will prove invaluable to those interested in labour market relations throughout the world.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Trends in international economic development. 3. Labour market strategies. 4. Comparison between the USA and Denmark. 5. Effects of economy. 6. The effect of organizing. 7. Trends in Portugal, Germany and Denmark. 8. Conclusion.
Jan Hjarnø, Director of the Danish Centre for Migration and Ethnic Studies, died suddenly in Autumn 2002 and did not live to see the printed book. He was a pioneer in Denmark in the academic study of migration and ethnic relations, and the book stands as a testament to his extensive and unique contribution to this field of study.