Save 40% on Law, Psychology & Criminology print and eBooks! Shop the selection >>

The Challenge of Migration in a Janus-Faced Europe

Authors: Zanfrini, Laura

Free Preview
  • Demonstrates how tensions embedded in the EU project shape responses to migrants and refugees 
  • Offers original insights into to the paradoxes of migration policies in Europe by emphasizing the importance of legacies of the post war period
  • Examines how policy legacies affect second generation migrants and policymaking at both national and local levels
  • Argues that understanding this ingrained ambivalence must be the first step to tackling present-day migration issues, creating a sustainable management of migration flows and maintaining social cohesion and democracy
  • Analyses migration governance in a broad range of European countries including France, Germany, Italy,The Netherlands and Spain
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01102-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01101-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This book critically investigates the origins and consequences of the Janus-faced character of attitudes and policies towards migrants that seek to penetrate “Fortress Europe”. Beginning with an examination of its founding ambitions, it locates the roots of an ingrained ambivalence in the legacies of the post-war period and the unresolved tension between the economicism of the European approach to labour migration and the philosophy of rights and solidarity embedded in the EU project. It highlights how the formalization of citizenship rights has produced both formal pathways towards inclusion for migrants and, in their selective eligibility criteria, exclusive systems of civic stratification. The author links this oscillation between positions of closure and openness to the paradoxical trade-offs in migration policies, in particular labour market integration, demonstrated through unequal labour market outcomes, lower social mobility and educational attainments. The issues faced by migrants’ offspring in Europe are examined as paradigmatic of the struggle to balance competing calls for both pluralism and uniformity: to create a diverse society that can also project a homogenous collective identity. This balanced overview will provide an invaluable resource for students of migration studies, European politics, public policy, international relations and the sociology of racism.



About the authors

Laura Zanfrini is Full Professor in the Faculty of Political and Social Science and Scientific Director of the WWELL research centre at the Catholic University of Milan, and head of the Economic and Labour Department at ISMU Foundation, Italy.



Reviews

The Challenge of Migration in a Janus-Faced Europe is an especially thought-provoking and timely examination of the contradictory policies and attitudes underlying Europe’s treatment of immigrants.  Professor Zanfrini’s analysis raises many issues that are critical for understanding the region’s apparent shifts in policy, making a convincing case that they stem from the economistic principles that have motivated the selective acceptance of non-citizens, which run counter to Europe’s overarching philosophy of rights and solidarity. (Dr. Laura Enriquez, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of California – Berkeley, USA)

In the contentious (and muddled) debates on the way forward to address migration and refugee challenges in the European Union, this book revisits the rationale and philosophical underpinnings of the guestworker program and its transformation into de facto settlement, the distinctive policies towards third country nationals, and the conflicting discourses and processes surrounding migration-related issues in the current context. The historical, philosophical and ethical lens in analyzing current migration challenges, particularly the refugee crisis, help clarify how European societies can move beyond the crisis and respond to  the prophetic challenge – as well as opportunity – that migration bears for the future of the region. (Dr. Marla Asis Director of Research and Publications at the Scalabrini Migration Centre, Inc (SMC) in Manila, and co-editor of the Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, Philippines)

This book provides a comprehensive examination of the current European Union migration and refugee crisis. Tracking historical contexts, Zanfrini analyzes in great detail policy contradictions, demographic trends, economic forces and their intersection with human flows and political standings. This is an obligatory reading for scholars and policy makers who want to understand the current challenges the EU faces about migration regulation and the political opportunities to formulate possible and realistic solutions. (Dr. Manuel Chavez, Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Professor of International Journalism and Director of the Information and Media PhD Program, USA)

A brilliant, ambitious, perceptive, subtle, and balanced book, necessary to understand the difficult relationship of Europe with immigration, fraught with the unresolved tension between the reluctance to include immigrants in the community of citizens and the recognition of rights and moral and political obligations that are part of the European identity. It makes an invaluable contribution to the comprehension of the current crisis and, beyond it, of the processes that have shaped the European experience with immigration and the complexities and contradictions inherent in the highly difficult to manage European migration regime.( Dr. Joaquín Arango, Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)

“Laura Zanfrini’s persuasively-argued work provides a succinct discussion on the politics of immigration and the legacies of the guestworker model with original analysis that highlights the paradoxes of immigration governance.” (Erica Consterdine, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, UK)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Unexpected Legacy of the Post-World War II Migratory Regime

    Zanfrini, Laura

    Pages 1-8

  • The (Un)Ethical Foundations of the Borders of Membership: Inclusion Versus Exclusion

    Zanfrini, Laura

    Pages 9-30

  • The ‘Schizophrenia’ of the European Approach: Equality Versus Discrimination

    Zanfrini, Laura

    Pages 31-63

  • The Identity Challenge: Diversity Versus Uniformity

    Zanfrini, Laura

    Pages 65-96

  • The (Un)Ethical Boundaries of the European Fortress: Openness Versus Closure

    Zanfrini, Laura

    Pages 97-131

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01102-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $69.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01101-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Challenge of Migration in a Janus-Faced Europe
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01102-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01102-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-01101-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 167
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics