Into the Margins: Migration and Exclusion in Southern Europe

1st Edition

Floya Anthias, Gabriella Lazaridis

Routledge
Published August 9, 2018
Reference - 209 Pages
ISBN 9781138326187 - CAT# K392378
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1999, this insightful volume thoroughly explores the issue of migration and social exclusion in Southern Europe. It has a number of distinct approaches, including balancing academic research by including the South, reflecting on migration-related policies and a perceptive exploration of the new challenges which face the South. This accessible book will help readers to identify anomalies that lie at the heart of the European Union. On the one hand, unhindered movement of labour is allowed, yet, on the other hand, external frontiers are protected. Borders with Southern Europe allow entry by specific groups of migrants fleeing from their countries (such as the Polish and Albanians who live in Greece) and other illegal migrants. The rationale behind these processes is analysed while keeping in mind societal procedures, such as policy developments, the growth of new forms of xenophobia, exclusion and racialisation of different migrants. Coming at a time when interior ministry officials of the EU member states are pursuing a policy to cut down on third country migrants, this much-needed research sheds light on current political events.

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