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Towards a Systemic Theory of Irregular Migration

Explaining Ecuadorian Irregular Migration in Amsterdam and Madrid

Authors: Echeverría, Gabriel

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  • This open access book provides new comparative, empirical, qualitative material on irregular migration
  • Nests the understanding of irregular migration within a more general sociological interpretation of contemporary society
  • Gives an alternative theoretical framework and critical review of irregular migration
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This open access book provides an alternative theoretical framework of irregular migration that allows to overcome many of the contradictions and theoretical impasses displayed by the majority of approaches in current literature. The analytical framework allows moving from an interpretation biased by methodological nationalism, to a more general systemic interpretation. It explains irregular migration as a structural phenomenon or contemporary society, and why state policies are greatly ineffective in their attempt to control irregular migration.  It also explains irregular migration as a diversified phenomenon that relates to the social characteristics of the context, and why states accept irregular migrants. By providing new comparative, empirical, qualitative material which allows to start filling an evident gap in the current research on irregular migration, this book is of interest to graduate students, scholars and policy makers.

About the authors

Gabriel Echeverría obtained his PhD at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain in 2016. His dissertation compared the experience of Ecuadorian irregular migrants in the cities of Madrid and Amsterdam. Adopting a social systems perspective, the work inquired into the complex relations between states, societies and migrants. Currently he is research fellow at the University of Trento. His research interests include: social theory, citizenship and migration policies.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Echeverría, Gabriel

  • The Study of Irregular Migration

    Pages 11-39

    Echeverría, Gabriel

  • Irregular Migration Theories

    Pages 41-94

    Echeverría, Gabriel

  • Understanding Irregular Migration Through a Social Systems Perspective

    Pages 95-125

    Echeverría, Gabriel

  • Methodological Note

    Pages 129-138

    Echeverría, Gabriel

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-40903-6
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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Softcover 51,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Towards a Systemic Theory of Irregular Migration
Book Subtitle
Explaining Ecuadorian Irregular Migration in Amsterdam and Madrid
Authors
Series Title
IMISCOE Research Series
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40903-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40903-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40902-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-40905-0
Series ISSN
2364-4087
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 246
Number of Illustrations
43 b/w illustrations
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