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South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis

Editors: Lafleur, Jean-Michel, Stanek, Mikolaj (Eds.)

  • This open acess book offers a systematic quantitative and qualitative analysis on new Southern European migration
  • A study of the effect of the economic crisis on migration within the European Union
  • An analysis of states’ reaction to crisis-related migration in the EU
  • An examination of consequences of the crisis on migration flows from Southern to Northern Europe
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This open access book looks at the migration of Southern European EU citizens (from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece) who move to Northern European Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom) in response to the global economic crisis.

Its objective is twofold. First, it identifies the scale and nature of this new Southern European emigration and examines these migrants’ socio-economic integration in Northern European destination countries. This is achieved through an analysis of the most recent data on flows and profiles of this new labour force using sending-country and receiving-country databases. Second, it looks at the politics and policies of immigration, both from the perspective of the sending- and receiving-countries. Analysing the policies and debates about these new flows in the home and host countries’ this book shows how contentious the issue of intra-EU mobility has recently become in the context of the crisis when the right for EU citizens to move within the EU had previously not been questioned for decades.

Overall, the strength of this edited volume is that it compiles in a systematic way quantitative and qualitative analysis of these renewed Southern European migration flows and draws the lessons from this changing climate on EU migration. 


Reviews

“This is the book that the new South-North European migrations of the turbulent crisis years were demanding. It is timely, geographically and contextually comprehensive, empirically rich, and conceptually and analytically ambitious. A true tour de force.” (Joaquín Arango, Complutense University of Madrid)

“The retrenchment of rights of freedom of movement, and the ongoing re-nationalisation of European space, poses crucial issues for the future of Europe. In this well-conceived collection of new research on South-North intra-EU migration, we understand how and why these migrants are some of the pioneers of a more integrated and equal continent. Yet, in the re-surfacing South-isms and East-isms of national politics – including growing hostility to Romanians, Greeks, Turks, or even Spanish and Italians – we may be witnessing the end of the idea of Europe as a united geo-political project.” (Adrian Favell, University of Leeds)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • EU Migration and the Economic Crisis: Concepts and Issues

    Lafleur, Jean-Michel (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • From International Migration to Freedom of Movement and Back? Southern Europeans Moving North in the Era of Retrenchment of Freedom of Movement Rights

    Barbulescu, Roxana

    Pages 15-31

  • Immobility in Times of Crisis? The Case of Greece

    Mavrodi, Georgia (et al.)

    Pages 33-48

  • Emigration from Italy After the Crisis: The Shortcomings of the Brain Drain Narrative

    Tintori, Guido (et al.)

    Pages 49-64

  • Structural Emigration: The Revival of Portuguese Outflows

    Marques, José Carlos (et al.)

    Pages 65-82

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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis
Editors
  • Jean-Michel Lafleur
  • Mikolaj Stanek
Series Title
IMISCOE Research Series
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39763-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39763-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39761-0
Series ISSN
2364-4087
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 224
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
Topics