Amsterdam University Press
Albania on the Move
Albania on the Move
Links between Internal and International Migration
€ 55,95
Number of pages
Publication date
15.6 x 23.4 cm


“Mastery of migration theory and a fine ethnographic sensibility combine in this careful and intelligent research. Linking internal and international migration, Julie Vullnetari sheds new light on a major phenomenon in Europe.” - Gilles de Rapper, Researcher, Institute of Mediterranean, European and Comparative Ethnology, Aix-en-Provence “An outstanding book in every respect, contributing to the field of transnational studies and our understanding of Albania's internal and international migration. This research has significant policy implications for how we view the relation between migration and development.”-- Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, Director, Centre for Transnational Studies, University of Southampton, UK “Bridging a major gap, this study is one of few to effectively investigate the interrelationships between internal and international migration. A valuable contribution to migration studies.” -- Ayman Zohry, President, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies, Cairo

Julia Vullnetari

Albania on the Move

Links between Internal and International Migration

This academic and personal journey into Albania’s post-communist society examines the links between internal and international migration in one of Europe’s poorest countries. The author follows rural migrants to urban destinations both within Albania and in neighbouring Greece. Their lives and experiences are captured in150 interviews, alongside group discussions and ethnographic observations.
This rich empirical material is analysed with reference to an extensive body of literature. The author’s own experience as a migrant and reflections as a researcher studying her own communities of origin add valuable insights. The result is a demonstration of the complexity of the links between internal and international migration, especially from a development perspective.

Winner of the first IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award
€ 55,95
+ Order this book

Julia Vullnetari

Julie Vullnetari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex.