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1st Edition

Minority Internal Migration in Europe

ISBN 9781138250994
Published October 10, 2016 by Routledge
400 Pages

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Book Description

Immigration is a major component of population change for countries across Europe. However, questions remain about where immigrants go after they arrive in a new country. What are the patterns of internal migration of minorities (immigrants and their descendants), and what are the causes and implications of these flows? Migration within a nation state is a powerful force, redistributing the population and altering the demographic, social and economic composition of regions, cities and neighbourhoods. Yet relatively little is known about the significance of ethnicity in migration processes, or how population movement contributes to immigrant and ethnic integration. Minority internal migration is an emerging field of academic interest in many European countries in the context of high levels of immigration and increased political interest in inter-ethnic relations and place-based policies. This book brings together experts in the fields of migration, ethnicity and diversity from across Europe to examine patterns of residential mobility of minorities, and to synthesise key themes, theories and methods. The analyses presented make important contributions to theories of migration and minority integration and may inform policies that aim to respond to local population change and increasing diversity. The conclusions of the book form an agenda for future research on minority and immigrant internal migration in developed societies.



Nissa Finney, University of Manchester, UK and Gemma Catney, University of Liverpool, UK.


'This book, with its 13 case study chapters and impressive bibliography, clearly shows that minority internal migration research is now as vibrant in Europe as in the traditional immigration countries of the New World. These chapters benefit greatly from following a consistent structure in which overviews of immigration history and policy lead on to discussion of conceptual and theoretical frameworks and to new, mainly nationally-based, empirical analyses. The editors’ opening and closing chapters reinforce the themes of importance of place and diversity of experience, serving as a powerful reminder of the dangers of generalising about immigration and its impacts on sub-national population structures and distributions. I also applaud their concluding research agenda that challenges us to take advantage of the 2010 census round and other sources to update and deepen our knowledge and understanding of this migration.' Tony Champion, Newcastle University, UK 'This new book is an impressive addition to the expanding literature on migration patterns and processes, choosing as its focus the experience of minority ethnic migrants moving within countries... I found this book immensely enjoyable, and I think it is a ’must-have’ for anyone interested in migration or indeed demography and quantitative approaches to human geography more generally. It has very clearly been compiled with a good deal of love, care, and attention by the editors and will be a valuable addition to many bookshelves.' Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 'Each chapter adds considerable value to this volume as a research resource and is supported by extensive sources. On the whole, Minority Internal Migration in Europe represents a valuable contribution to the literature on minority international migration. ... Individual chapters in this book will be used as recommended reading in most undergraduate and postgraduate taught courses dealing with the aspects of minority internal migrat