Circular migration between Europe and its neighbourhood : choice or necessity
Title: Circular migration between Europe and its neighbourhood : choice or necessity
Author: TRIANDAFYLLIDOU, Anna
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Citation: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013
Series/Number: [Global Governance Programme]; [Cultural Pluralism]
The term 'circular migration' has become a buzzword among European and international policy and academic circles in recent years. Many national and EU policy makers have heralded the idea of 'circular' migration with great enthusiasm as the solution to many of 'our' migration 'problems', supposedly addressing at once labour market shortages (by providing quickly and flexibly labour force on demand) and the migrant integration challenges (since circular migrants are not there to stay and hence will create very limited if any integration challenges). This book studies the realities of circular migration on the ground by empirical analysis of seven pairs of countries: Greece-Albania, Italy-Albania; Italy-Morocco, Spain-Morocco; and Poland-Ukraine, Hungary-Ukraine, Italy-Ukraine. The book provides for a comparative and in depth analysis of circular migration between EU member states and countries in the EU's neighbourhood. It discusses critically the idea that circular migration is a triple-win situation (for migrants, states of origin, and destination countries) and looks at how relevant policies, migration statuses, labour markets, and other factors influence migrants' circulation. It poses and responds to the question whether circularity is a choice that brings higher economic and social or cultural gains than classical migration, or a necessity, a creative but not desirable strategy that migrants adopt in the absence of other options.
Table of Contents:
• 1. Circular Migration: Introductory Remarks, Anna Triandafyllidou; • 2. The Drive for Securitised Temporariness, Jean-Pierre Cassarino; • 3. Flexible circularities: Integration, return and socio-economic instability within Albanian migration to Italy, Nicola Mai and Cristiana Paladini; • 4. Albanian Circular Migration in Greece: Beyond the State?, Thanos Maroukis and Eda Gemi; • 5. Circular Economic Migration between Italy and Morocco, Camilla Devitt; • 6. Circularity in a Restrictive Framework: Mobility between Morocco and Spain, Carmen Gonzalez Enriquez; • 7. Circular Migration between Hungary and Ukraine: Historical legacies, the economic crisis and the multi-directionality of 'circular' migration, Ayse Caglar; • 8. Circular Migration Patterns between Ukraine and Poland, Krystyna Iglicka and Katarzyna Gmaj; • 9. A Transnational Double Presence: Circular Migration between Ukraine and Italy, Francesca Alice Vianello; • 10. Circular Migration at the Periphery of Europe: Choice, Opportunity or Necessity?, Anna Triandafyllidou.
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