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Integration for Third-Country Nationals in the European Union

Integration for Third-Country Nationals in the European Union

The Equality Challenge

Edited by Sonia Morano-Foadi and Micaela Malena

This highly original book provides an innovative analysis of EU migration and asylum law and its interplay with equality issues in order to assess the current integration framework for third-country nationals and to explore future scenarios in the European Context.

Foreword by the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation

Edited by Sonia Morano-Foadi and Micaela Malena

Subjects: development studies, migration, law - academic, european law, human rights, law and society, politics and public policy, human rights, social policy and sociology, migration, urban and regional studies, migration

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In recent decades the geography and dynamics of migration have undergone a transformation. Global mobility patterns have diversified and intensified, to a large extent in response to economic forces and political change, but additionally inflected by government policies vis-à-vis migration, including the provision of incentives or imposition of constraints for various categories of migrants. The social, cultural and political questions and challenges posed by migration flows and processes since the latter half of the 20th century are numerous, diverse and evolving. In the past decade alone the Standing Committee for the Social Sciences of the European Science Foundation (ESF) has observed and responded to an expanding research and policy interest in a wide spectrum of migration-related issues. The ESF has supported research on these issues in multiple ways, from Strategic and Exploratory Workshops to International Conferences and European Collaborative Research Projects. A major part of the rationale for an ESF Strategic Workshop on migration research in September 2011 on ‘New approaches for researching the determinants of migration processes’ (International Migration Institute, Oxford),1 was that research on migration is fast-growing and fragmented over numerous disciplines. Researchers have approached migration-related issues, including the integration of migrants, from a wide variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives. A significant amount of research has focussed on the social, cultural and economic impacts of migration on sending and receiving societies and on labour market and social conditions of migrant workers. For example, a developing area of study supported by ESF is the nexus between...