ELUSIVE MIGRATION SYSTEMS. LESSONS FROM EUROPE’S NEW MIGRATORY MAP

  • Europe is facing a new era of migration. During the last decades, the European migration system underwent several shifts due to different reasons. A basic observation is that general changes, on the political map for example, do not necessarily have the same consequences in European regions, even in seemingly similar contexts. The major changes started in 1990 accelerated with the enlargement of the European Union in 2004 and found its continuation by crisis-driven migration from south European countries into Western European labour markets after 2008. All of these "migration waves" have been topped by a massive inflow of refugees in 2015 creating new migratory map of Europe. Thus, important stages of contemporary and present European migration history are interpreted as indicators for a surplus in diversity, flexibility and spontaneity and will serve for formulating the hypothesis of Elusive Migration Systems as an analytical framework and a kind of hypothesis to study new features of migrants’ trajectories, which became more and moEurope is facing a new era of migration. During the last decades, the European migration system underwent several shifts due to different reasons. A basic observation is that general changes, on the political map for example, do not necessarily have the same consequences in European regions, even in seemingly similar contexts. The major changes started in 1990 accelerated with the enlargement of the European Union in 2004 and found its continuation by crisis-driven migration from south European countries into Western European labour markets after 2008. All of these "migration waves" have been topped by a massive inflow of refugees in 2015 creating new migratory map of Europe. Thus, important stages of contemporary and present European migration history are interpreted as indicators for a surplus in diversity, flexibility and spontaneity and will serve for formulating the hypothesis of Elusive Migration Systems as an analytical framework and a kind of hypothesis to study new features of migrants’ trajectories, which became more and more variable.. Being grounded may be the wish of the majority of Europeans and, in effect, the global population, but being on the move, voluntarily or forced, is reality for a certain number of migrants inside and heading towards Europe.show moreshow less

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Institutes:Fakultät Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften / Professur für Geographische Migrations- und Transformationsforschung
Author:Daniel Göler
Contributing Corporation:Serbian Geographical Society
Place of publication:Bamberg
Publisher:OPUS
Year of publication:2017
Pages / Size:1 pdf-Datei (8 S.)
Year of first publication:2016
Source/Other editions:Ursprünglich in: Srpsko Geografsko Društvo: Glasnik Srpskog Geografskog Društva : = Bulletin of the Serbian Geographical Society 96 (2016), 2, S. 42 - 49
Keywords:migration, transnationalism, transregionalism, labour migration, Europe
URL:http://www.doiserbia.nb.rs/img/doi/0350-3593/2016/0350-35931602042G.pdf
URL:https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-bamberg/frontdoor/index/index/docId/49014
URN:urn:nbn:de:bvb:473-opus4-487128
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.2298/GSGD1602038G
Document Type:Verschiedenartige Texte
Language:English
Open-Access-Zeitschrift:Ja
Publishing Institution:Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg
Release Date:2017/03/21

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