Irregular Migration: The Dilemmas of Transnational Mobility

Irregular Migration: The Dilemmas of Transnational Mobility

By: Franck Duvell (author), Bill Jordan (author)Hardback

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"Irregular Migration" is a topical book, analyzing 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 recruitement 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 globalization. It draws upon the author's pioneering research on people working in the UK without proper immigration status, the organizations 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.

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Introduction - theoretical framework and plan of the book. Part 1 Mobility and its regulation: irregular migration and mobility in economic theory -mobility and markets, mobility, governance and community, mobility and social exclusion, conclusions; mobility and migration in the European Union - labour recruitment and the free movement of people, immigration "crisis", from "zero migration" to migration management, resisting irregular migration, conclusions; irregular migration, labour markets and social protection - labour-market regulation - flexibility and mobility, inequality of earnings, service employment, women's participation and undocumented work, income maintenance, employment and immigration, conclusions. Part 2 The UK as a case study: why they come - the research question, migration from Brazil, migration from Poland, migration from Turkey, ethical issues, methodology, reasons for migrating and choosing the UK, conclusions; how they survive - entry, finding accommodation and work, undocumented work, immigration status, strategy and staying, conclusions; the role of support organizations - the evolution of support organizations, the activities of support groups, interactions with migrants, conclusions. Part 3 The response of the receiving society: internal controls and enforcement - immigration authorities and the police - internal controls, cooperation, workplace raids, conclusions; irregular migration and the public services - access and discrimination, standards in public services, enforcement ethos and inter-agency conflict, conclusions; recruitment of labour from abroad - immigration control and the work permit scheme, getting a work permit, work permit holders, business visas, conclusions; in search of global justice - the justification of border controls, exit, voice and loyalty, globalization, conflict and justice, uneven development and migration, conclusions.

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/10/2002
  • ISBN13: 9781843760276
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781843760276
  • weight: 607
  • ISBN10: 1843760274

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