Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship and Exclusion

Migration and Freedom: Mobility, Citizenship and Exclusion

by Brad K. Blitz


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Migration and Freedom is a thorough and revealing exploration of the complex relationship between mobility and citizenship in Europe. Brad Blitz draws upon European and international law, political theory, economics, history and contemporary studies of migration to provide an original account of the opportunities and challenges associated with the right to free movement in Europe and beyond.

Integrating over 160 interviews with individuals in Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, Spain, the UK and Russia, this book provides a unique focus on both internal and inter-state mobility and a re-evaluation of the concept of freedom of movement. The author documents successful and unsuccessful settlement and establishment cases and records how both official and informal restrictions on individuals’ mobility have effectively created new categories of citizenship and exclusion within Europe.

This book is an original study aimed at academics, students and government officials interested in migration, international studies, public and social policy, and politics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781955833
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Publication date: 10/14/2014
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Brad K. Blitz, Professor of International Politics and Policy, University College London, UK

Table of Contents

Contents: 1. Migration and Freedom 2. Investigating Freedom of Movement 3. Freedom of Movement in Europe 4. Spanish Doctors in the United Kingdom 5. European Language Teachers in Italy 6. Displaced Serbs in Croatia 7. Internal Migrants in Russia 8. Discrimination and Immobility in Slovenia 9. Analysis 10. Conclusion Bibliography

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