Migration Letters

Articles from Vol. 11, No. 2, May

Citizenship, Europe and Ethnic Boundary Making among Russian Minorities in Latvia and Lithuania
AbstractThis article uses Andreas Wimmer's model of ethnic boundary making to examine ethnic boundaries among the Russian-speaking minorities in Lithuania and Latvia, two countries with contrasting integration policies. We argue that the exclusive integration...
Educated in New Zealand and Staying on? A Parameter Simulation Analysis
AbstractThere is a non-trivial probability of students remaining abroad after completion of studies outside their home countries. Departing from typical literature, this paper incorporates simulations of parameters obtained from a multinomial logit model...
Migrant Smuggling: Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe
Anna TriandafyUidou and Thanos Maroukis, Migrant smuggling: irregular migration from Asia and Africa to Europe, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012, 256 pp. (ISBN: 9780230296374)"Drowned just a short swim from shore, the 13 desperate migrants who plunged...
Migrating Skills, Skilled Migrants and Migration Skills: The Influence of Contexts on the Validation of Migrants' Skills
AbstractNotions of skill are geographically and historically specific; migration regimes, professional regulations and national policies influence possibilities of effective validation of migrant knowledge abroad. Migration scholars convincingly demonstrate...
New Forms of Intra-European Migration, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Inequality in Europe
AbstractThis article deals with new forms of Intra-European migration, processes of integration and inequality, and dynamics of emerging transnational labour markets in Europe. We discuss these issues against the background of fundamental changes which...
Policy Perspectives of Turkey towards Return Migration: From Permissive Indifference to Selective Difference
AbstractThis is the first paper of its kind to look at policy perspectives on return migration in Turkey, based on an analysis of official documents and a series of interviews with Turkish authorities, government officials and academics. We identify...
Preserving Cultural Identity through Education: The Schools of Chinese Community in Calcutta, India
Xing Zhang, Preserving Cultural Identity through Education: The Schools of Chinese Community in Calcutta, India, 2010, Singapore: ISEAS Publishing. (ISBN 978-981-4279-88-8)Zhang Xing's book published in 2010 is based on the author's PhD dissertation...
Securitisation, Economisation and the Political Constitution of Temporary Migration: The Making of the Austrian Seasonal Workers Scheme
AbstractTemporary migration has recently received considerable attention from migration researchers. This article shifts the analytic focus from migration practices to migration politics and enquires into the logics and processes underlying the formulation...
The Next Generation: Experiences of Higher Educated Turkish-Dutch on the Hague Labour Market
AbstractThis paper explores the relationship between education and labour market positioning in The Hague, a Dutch city with a unique labour market. One of the main minority groups, Turkish-Dutch, is the focus in this qualitative study on higher educated...
The Shadows of Enlargement: Theorising Mobility and Inequality in a Changing Europe
AbstractThis introductory article of the special issue is based on the criticism of the sedentarist lens used in migration studies on social inequalities. It is organised around two questions: In what ways have forms of inequality and patterns of migration...
Turkish Migration in Europe: EU Accession and Migration Flows
AbstractThis paper analyses the impact of Turkey's potential EU membership on emigration from Turkey to the European Union. We apply panel data estimators using the data on emigration from EU15 countries into Germany and the Netherlands in order to construct...
With What Implications? an Assessment of EU Migration Governance between Union Regulation and National Diversity
AbstractThe analysis of EU migration policy has been focused primarily on evaluating its relationship to EU law, or its application to individual member states. This article argues that neither focus can address the full implications and effects of EU...
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