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The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe,9781137310897

The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe

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Format: Hardcover
Pub. Date: 8/1/2013
Publisher(s): Palgrave Macmillan
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This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe. It brings together empirical analysis of immigration both topically and contextually, and interprets such empirical evidence with the use of policy and discursive analyses as methodological tools. Thematically, this volume focuses on how discourse and politics operate in issue areas as varied as immigrant integration and multilevel governance, Roma immigration and their respective securitization, the uses of language in determination of asylum applications, gendered immigrants in informal economy, perceptions of integration by the migrants, economic interests and economic nationalism stimulating immigration choices, ideology and entry policies, and asylum processes and the institutional evolution of immigration systems. These issues are analyzed with empirical evidence investigating the discursive formulation of immigration systems in political contexts such as the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, Scandinavian states, and Finland.

Author Biography

Umut Korkut is a Lecturer in Economic Studies and International Business at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland.

Gregg Bucken-Knapp is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Stirling, Scotland.

Aidan McGarry is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Brighton, UK.

Jonas Hinnfors is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Helen Drake is a Senior Lecturer in French and European Studies in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University, UK.

Table of Contents

Preface; Martin Schain
Immigration and Integration Policies: Assumptions and Explanations; Umut Korkut, Gregg Bucken-Knapp and Aidan McGarry
1. Whose Interests Do Radical Right Parties Really Represent? The Migration Policy Agenda of the Swiss People's Party between
Nativism and Neoliberalism; Alexandre Afonso
2. Domestic Work, Gender and Migration in Turkey: Legal Framework Enabling Social Reality; Hande Eslen-Ziya and Umut Korkut
3. Getting the Message Across: Struggling with EU Safe Country Practices in Asylum; Sarah Craig
4. The Politicization of Roma as an Ethnic 'Other': Security Discourse in France and the Politics of Belonging; Aidan McGarry and Helen Drake
5. 'Good' and 'Bad' Immigrants: The Economic Nationalism of the True Finns' Immigration Discourse; Mikko Kuisma
6. 'A Two-way Process of Accommodation' Public Perceptions of Integration Along the Migration-mobility Continuum; Kesi Mahendran
7. Asylum Policy Responsiveness in Scandinavia; Frøy Gudbrandsen
8. The Multi-level Governance of Migrant Integration: A Multi-level Governance Perspective on Dutch Migrant Integration Policies; Peter Scholten
9. Ideology and Entry Policy: Why Center-Right Parties in Sweden Support Open Door Migration Policies; Andrea Spehar, Gregg Bucken-Knapp and Jonas Hinnfors
10. The Discourses and Politics of Migration: Policy, Methodology, and Theory; Umut Korkut, Jonas Hinnfors and Helen Drake

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