"This important book emphasises how European countries individually and collectively are converging in their efforts to manage migration. The objective of most countries is to welcome skilled foreigners from outside the EU, rotate less skilled migrant workers in and out of the country and prevent unauthorised migration. The contributors to this volume review the external (border) and internal (workplace) controls of nine European countries, assessing their capacity to reduce unauthorised migration and providing a much-needed update to the pioneering work of Brochmann and Hammar 1999." --Professor Philip Martin, University of California, Davis, Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics
|“The title itself signals the important contribution of this book to our understanding of migration. Its conceptual architecture allows us to sort the vast number of small research findings about migrations past and present, while also giving us the tools to clear the way in a field overwhelmed by facts.” --Saskia Sassen, Professor of Sociology, Columbia University, New York, and author of Territory, Authority, Rights
In Europe immigration is a politically burning issue, especially when it comes to the arrival of asylum seekers and illegal labour migrants. Governments want to keep them under control in order to limit their numbers. Yet, traditionally there were strong differences between European states in the extent to which they sought to do so and the instruments employed to that end. Currently, the contours become visible of a common approach towards – notably irregular – migration. This becomes clear from the country studies comprising this volume.
Jeroen Doomernik is a researcher and programme coordinator at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies, as well as lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.
Michael Jandl is a researcher and consultant for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the International Centre for Migration Policy Development, and other organizations.