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Managing labour migration in Europe : ideas, knowledge and policy change

Author: Alex Balch
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Labour migration has become one of the hot topics in Europe, especially since 2000 with the shift from restriction to managed migration. This book provides an authoritative account of policy change over labour migration in Europe during this new era of governance.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alex Balch
ISBN: 9780719080722 071908072X
OCLC Number: 573196708
Description: xiv, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of tables and figures (starting p. vii) --
Preface and acknowledgements (starting p. ix) --
List of abbreviations (starting p. xi) --
1. Introduction (starting p. 1) --
Introduction (starting p. 1) --
Key themes (starting p. 4) --
The role of ideas and knowledge in migration policy-making (starting p. 12) --
Case selection (starting p. 13) --
Chapter structure (starting p. 15) --
2. Labour migration policy theory [–] the state of the art (starting p. 17) --
Introduction (starting p. 17) --
The contemporary governance of labour migration in Europe (starting p. 17) --
The 'liberal paradox' and other recurring themes in migration policy research (starting p. 18) --
Conclusions (starting p. 29) --
3. Developing the approach: theory and methods (starting p. 32) --
Introduction (starting p. 32) --
Ideas in political science (starting p. 32) --
Theory selection (starting p. 34) --
Conclusions (starting p. 46) --
Research design (starting p. 48) --
4. Case study one: labour migration policy change in Spain (starting p. 51) --
Introduction (starting p. 51) --
Intervening variables (starting p. 52) --
Immigration trends (starting p. 58) --
Policy on labour migration in Spain 1995-2008 (starting p. 71) --
Exploring the role of ideas and knowledge in policy change (starting p. 88) --
5. Case study two: labour migration policy change in the UK (starting p. 108) --
Introduction (starting p. 108) --
Intervening variables (starting p. 109) --
Immigration trends (starting p. 112) --
Policy on labour migration in the UK 1995-2008 (starting p. 121) --
Exploring the role of ideas and knowledge in policy change (starting p. 141) --
6. The EU and labour migration policy-making in the UK and Spain (starting p. 159) --
Introduction (starting p. 159) --
The Europeanisation of immigration policy (starting p. 159) --
The developing EU labour migration regime: Amsterdam to the EPIA (starting p. 164) --
The Europeanisation of labour migration in the UK and Spain (starting p. 174) --
Conclusions (starting p. 178) --
7. Managing migration in the UK and Spain: ideas, knowledge and policy change (starting p. 182) --
The theoretical frameworks (starting p. 182) --
Intervening variables (starting p. 191) --
8. Conclusions (starting p. 199) --
References (starting p. 205) --
Index (starting p. 227)
Other Titles: Managing labor migration in Europe
Responsibility: Alex Balch.

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