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Irregular migration : the dilemmas of transnational mobility /
Bill Jordan, Franck Düvell.
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Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2002.
description
vii, 284 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
1843760274
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Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2002.
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1843760274
catalogue key
4781539
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 256-276) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Bill Jordan is Professor of Social Policy at the University of Exeter, Professor of Social Policy at the University of Huddersfield and Reader in Social Policy at the University of North London Franck Duvell is Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, UK and Lecturer at the University of Bremen, Germany
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This work analyses the fundamental tensions at the core of present attempts to manage the movement of population in the modern world. Contemporary events around the globe have prompted a reappraisal of the emerging consensus on migration control.
Main Description
Bill Jordan s and Franck Düvell s book is a welcome intervention. It is the first serious volume on this topic in the UK. It is original and timely, provocative and concerned. Khalid Koser, Progress in Human Geography . . . the whole book is very interesting. . . it is also a grave and comprehensive input into the British and European public debate on the principles of migration policy. Izabella Korys, Geographia Polonica . . . an interesting piece of empirical research whose findings offer the reader a theoretical discussion of some of the principles of political democracy and justice, but also of the moral dilemmas associated with the plight of irregular migrants, the losers of the global economy. Antonio Martín Artiles, Transfer Europe s governments are stepping up their fight against irregular migration. Jordan and Düvell challenge this agenda. They provide empirical evidence for the complexity of the phenomenon and new theoretical perspectives on the political and moral dilemmas of immigration control. This is an important contribution that ought to be read not only by social scientists. If policymakers had time to read books I would recommend this one. Rainer Bauböck, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria Irregular Migration is an extremely timely and topical book, analysing the fundamental tensions at the core of present attempts to manage the movement of population in today s world. Recent events around the globe have prompted a reappraisal of the emerging consensus on migration control. Business demands free movement while nations fear unregulated population flows. The replacement of immigration control with migration management is the aim of First World governments as irregular migration challenges states attempts to find a balance between recruitment of labour, humanitarian protection and national security. This book provides a theoretical framework for the analysis of mobility and border crossings in an age of globalisation. It draws upon the authors pioneering research on people working in the UK without proper immigration status, the organisations that support immigrants, and the responses of control agencies and public services. Losers in the global economy, who vote with their feet as economic migrants, are making a claim to justice as well as trying to improve their standards of living. The book concludes with an evaluation of the justification for border controls, and of the prospects for migration regimes under conditions of growing inequality. This fascinating book will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers in economics, politics, migration studies, social policy and economic geography. NGOs and policymakers concerned with immigration, asylum and public service provision will also find this invaluable reading.
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'Europe's governments are stepping up their fight against irregular migration. Jordan and Düvell challenge this agenda. They provide empirical evidence for the complexity of the phenomenon and new theoretical perspectives on the political and moral dilemmas of immigration control. This is an important contribution that ought to be read not only by social scientists. If policymakers had time to read books I would recommend this one.' - Rainer Bauböck, Austrian Academy of Science, Austria Irregular Migration is an extremely timely and topical book, analysing the fundamental tensions at the core of present attempts to manage the movement of population in today's world. Recent events around the globe have prompted a reappraisal of the emerging consensus on migration control. Business demands free movement while nations fear unregulated population flows. The replacement of immigration control with migration management is the aim of First World governments as irregular migration challenges states' attempts to find a balance between recruitment of labour, humanitarian protection and national security. This book provides a theoretical framework for the analysis of mobility and border crossings in an age of globalisation. It draws upon the authors' pioneering research on people working in the UK without proper immigration status, the organisations that support immigrants, and the responses of control agencies and public services. Losers in the global economy, who vote with their feet as economic migrants, are making a claim to justice as well as trying to improve their standards of living. The book concludes with an evaluation of the justification for border controls, and of the prospects for migration regimes under conditions of growing inequality. This fascinating book will be warmly welcomed by academics and researchers in economics, politics, migration studies, social policy and economic geography. NGOs and policymakers concerned with immigration, asylum and public service provision will also find this invaluable reading.
Table of Contents
List of tablesp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Introduction: theoretical framework and plan of the bookp. 1
Mobility and Its Regulation
Irregular migration and mobility in economic theoryp. 15
Mobility and migration in the European Unionp. 36
Irregular migration, labour markets and social protectionp. 54
The UK as a Case Study
Why they comep. 79
How they survivep. 112
The role of support organisationsp. 150
The Response of the Receiving Society
Internal controls and enforcement: immigration authorities and the policep. 171
Irregular migration and the public servicesp. 198
Recruitment of labour from abroadp. 217
In search of global justicep. 235
Bibliographyp. 256
Indexp. 277
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