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New Geographies of Europe

Return Migration and Regional Development in Europe

Mobility Against the Stream

Editors: Nadler, R., Kovács, Z., Glorius, B., Lang, T. (Eds.)

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This book assesses recent migration patterns in Europe, which have significantly included 'return migration' against the stream of East-West migration. Since the Eastern enlargement of the EU, many regions of Central and Eastern European have experienced a loss of human resources in core industries, raising concerns about social, economic and territorial cohesion in the region. The success rates of national and regional governmental policy aiming to retain or re-attract skilled workers have been variable, yet return migration has emerged as a major element of migration flows.
Bringing together leading researchers on this important topic in contemporary European geography, the contributors analyse a series of key issues. These include: theoretical frameworks in the field of return migration; the nexus between return migration and regional development; the effects of the global and European crisis on emigration and return migration; non-economic motivations for emigration and return; the intergenerational character of return migration, and; the reintegration of return migrants into post-socialist societies. Taken together, the chapters see return migrants as important agents of change, innovation and economic growth. The book will be of great interest for scholars and students of human, economic and political geography.

About the authors

Robert Nadler is a Researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany
Zoltán Kovács is Professor of Economic and Social Geography, University of Szeged, Hungary
Birgit Glorius is Associate Professor of Human Geography of East Central Europe, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
Thilo Lang is Head of Department at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography, Leipzig, Germany

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“The collection of studies provides an extensive review of the current state of return migration and reintegration of citizens in their country of origin, with a special focus on policy approaches that should ease return migration. … I think that the strong and meticulous editorship makes the book a solid composition and a goldmine for references. It is a highly recommended source for policy makers, academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students.” (Anna Irimiás, Hungarian Geographical Bulletin, Vol. 65 (4), 2016)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction: Mobility Against the Stream? New Concepts, Methodological Approaches and Regional Perspectives on Return Migration in Europe

    Lang, Thilo (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

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  • Circular Migration as (New) Strategy in Migration Policy? Lessons from Historical and Sociological Migration Research

    Pries, Ludger

    Pages 25-54

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  • Return Migrants as Knowledge Brokers and Institutional Innovators: New Theoretical Conceptualisations and the Example of Poland

    Klein-Hitpaß, Katrin

    Pages 55-81

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  • Migration in Working Lives: Looking Back after Return; a Structure and Agency Approach

    Grabowska, Izabela

    Pages 83-109

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  • Transnational Entrepreneurs in the Western Balkans: A Comparative Study of Serbian and Albanian Migrants and Returnees

    Predojevic-Despic, Jelena (et al.)

    Pages 111-127

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eBook 91,62 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-57509-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 117,69 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-57508-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Return Migration and Regional Development in Europe
Book Subtitle
Mobility Against the Stream
Editors
  • Robert Nadler
  • Zoltán Kovács
  • Birgit Glorius
  • Thilo Lang
Series Title
New Geographies of Europe
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57509-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57509-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57508-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 385
Number of Illustrations
15 b/w illustrations
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