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Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations Series


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The Research in Migration and Ethnic Relations series has been at the forefront of research in its field for over ten years. The series has built an international reputation for cutting edge theoretical work, for comparative research, particularly on Europe, and for nationally-based studies with broader relevance to international issues. Published in association with the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER), Utrecht University, it draws contributions from the best international scholars in the field, offering an interdisciplinary perspective on some of the key issues facing the contemporary world.

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Family Migration and the Path to an Occupation The (Early) Experiences of Skilled Taiwanese and Chinese ‘Wives’

Family Migration and the Path to an Occupation: The (Early) Experiences of Skilled Taiwanese and Chinese ‘Wives’

1st Edition

By Chieh Hsu
June 26, 2020

This book sheds light on the invisible early post-arrival period of female family migrants, traditionally considered to be low skilled or professionally quiescent. With attention to the experiences of Chinese and Taiwanese women married to German men, it examines the ways in which the private ...

East to West Migration Russian Migrants in Western Europe

East to West Migration: Russian Migrants in Western Europe

1st Edition

By Helen Kopnina
November 11, 2005

The collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe brought widespread fear of a 'tidal wave' of immigrants from the East into Western Europe. Quite apart from the social and political importance, East-West migration also poses a challenge to established theories of migration, as in most cases ...

Intra-State Immigrants as Sub-State Nationalists Lived Experiences in the Basque Country

Intra-State Immigrants as Sub-State Nationalists: Lived Experiences in the Basque Country

1st Edition

By Nick Hutcheon
September 20, 2019

This book explores the attitudes, opinions and life experiences of first and second generation intra-state immigrants who are convinced and committed Basque nationalists. Based on in-depth interviews with activists, it challenges many of the assumptions often made about Basque nationalism as an ...

The Construction of European Identity among Ethnic Minorities ‘Euro-Minorities’ in Generational Perspective

The Construction of European Identity among Ethnic Minorities: ‘Euro-Minorities’ in Generational Perspective

1st Edition

By Natalia Waechter
July 02, 2019

This book is concerned with European identities among ethnic minorities who live along the eastern border of the European Union. Based on findings from quantitative and qualitative empirical research conducted with minority groups in eight nation-states on both sides of the new eastern border of ...

Ethnic Groups and Boundaries Today A Legacy of Fifty Years

Ethnic Groups and Boundaries Today: A Legacy of Fifty Years

1st Edition

Edited By Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Marek Jakoubek
December 03, 2018

The publication of Fredrik Barth’s Ethnic Groups and Boundaries marked a milestone in the conceptualization of ethnicity and ethnic groups and opened a new field of enquiry in the social scientific study of ethnicity. Ethnic Groups and Boundaries Today: A Legacy of Fifty Years demonstrates the ...

The Migration of Highly Educated Turkish Citizens to Europe From Guestworkers to Global Talent

The Migration of Highly Educated Turkish Citizens to Europe: From Guestworkers to Global Talent

1st Edition

By Zeynep Yanasmayan
October 30, 2018

The increasing global competition of knowledge economies has begun a new era of labour migration, as economies chase ‘the best and the brightest’: the movement of highly skilled workers. This book examines the experiences of highly educated migrants subjected to two distinct and incompatible public...

Nationalist Responses to the Crises in Europe Old and New Hatreds

Nationalist Responses to the Crises in Europe: Old and New Hatreds

1st Edition

By Cathrine Thorleifsson
October 17, 2018

The last few years have witnessed a remarkable resurgence of populist nationalism as indicated by Brexit, the Trump presidency and the rise of radical parties of the far right. Nationalist Responses to the Crises in Europe examines the drivers, methods and local appeal of populist nationalism. ...

Labour Migration from Turkey to Western Europe, 1960-1974 A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Labour Migration from Turkey to Western Europe, 1960-1974: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

1st Edition

By Ahmet Akgunduz
March 08, 2018

Groundbreaking in its comprehensiveness, this book illuminates the migration of workers from Turkey to Western Europe with new perspectives previously overlooked in research. Indeed, this is the first study of its kind to cover the entire migration process, making extensive use of primary as well ...

Governance in Multicultural Societies

Governance in Multicultural Societies

1st Edition

By Gurharpal Singh, John Rex
April 28, 2004

In the last decade the study of multiculturalism has become an established field in political and social theory. This in-depth and engaging volume focuses on public policy and the dilemmas faced by the governments of increasingly diverse societies. Offering a theoretically and empirically rich ...

Arguing and Justifying Assessing the Convention Refugees' Choice of Moment, Motive and Host Country

Arguing and Justifying: Assessing the Convention Refugees' Choice of Moment, Motive and Host Country

1st Edition

By Robert F. Barsky
November 28, 2000

This is the first book of its kind to address the crucial issue of why people choose to make Convention refugee claims. It represents a substantial and original contribution primarily to the field of refugee studies but also applicable for a broader readership of political science, international ...

Long-Distance Nationalism Diasporas, Homelands and Identities

Long-Distance Nationalism: Diasporas, Homelands and Identities

1st Edition

By Zlatko Skrbiš
May 16, 2017

How strong and how significant is the interaction between migrants and homelands in the late 20th century? Have the processes of globalization and transnational interaction produced new forms of nationalism or at least altered the old ones? By using Croatians and Slovenians in Australia as ...

Nationalism and Exclusion of Migrants Cross-National Comparisons

Nationalism and Exclusion of Migrants: Cross-National Comparisons

1st Edition

By Mérove Gijsberts, Louk Hagendoorn
May 16, 2017

The association of exclusionist and nationalist relations, termed ethnocentrism, has been previously explored within single-country contexts. Studies have shown that dispositional factors, such as social identity and personality traits, affect ethnocentric reactions and that attitudes differ ...

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