First published in 1999, this insightful volume thoroughly explores the issue of migration and social exclusion in Southern Europe. It has a number of distinct approaches, including balancing academic research by including the South, reflecting on migration-related policies and a perceptive exploration of the new challenges which face the South. This accessible book will help readers to identify anomalies that lie at the heart of the European Union. On the one hand, unhindered movement of labour is allowed, yet, on the other hand, external frontiers are protected. Borders with Southern Europe allow entry by specific groups of migrants fleeing from their countries (such as the Polish and Albanians who live in Greece) and other illegal migrants. The rationale behind these processes is analysed while keeping in mind societal procedures, such as policy developments, the growth of new forms of xenophobia, exclusion and racialisation of different migrants. Coming at a time when interior ministry officials of the EU member states are pursuing a policy to cut down on third country migrants, this much-needed research sheds light on current political events.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Into the Margins: Migration and Exclusion in Southern Europe. Floya Anthias and Gabriella Lazaridis. 2. The Production and Reproduction of Knowledge on International Migration in Europe: The Social Embeddedness of Social Knowledge. Ann Singleton and Paolo Barbesino. 3. Economic Migration and Social Exclusion: The Case of Tunisians in Italy in the 1980s and 1990s. Faïçal Daly and Rohit Barot. 4. Recent Immigration to Spain: the Case of Moroccans in Catalonia. Russell King and Isabel Rodríguez-Melguizo. 5. British Expatriates’ Experience of Health and Social Services on the Costa del Sol. Charles Betty and Michael Cahill. 6. The Helots of the New Millennium: Ethnic-Greek Albanians and ‘Other’ Albanians in Greece. Gabriella Lazaridis. 7. The Presence of the Polish Undocumented in Greece in the Perspective of European Unification. Krystyna Romaniszyn. 8. Racism and New Migration to Cyprus: The Racialisation of Migrant Workers. Nicos Trimikliniotis. 9. European Union Citizenship: Exclusion, Inclusion and the Social Dimension. Dora Kostakopoulou.