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Constructing Roma Migrants

European Narratives and Local Governance

  • This open access book addresses the migration of EU citizens of Roma ethnicity

  • Integrates legal, political and sociological perspectives

  • Illustrates the limits of Roma integration policies from a migration perspective

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Securitization and Integration Policies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 89-89
  3. Coping Strategies and Counter-Narratives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173

About this book

This open access book presents a cross-disciplinary insight and policy analysis into the effects of European legal and political frameworks on the life of ‘Roma migrants’ in Europe. It outlines the creation and implementation of Roma policies at the European level, provides a systematic understanding of identity-based exclusion and explores concrete case studies that reveal how integration and immigration policies work in practice. The book also shows how the Roma example might be employed in tackling the governance implications of our increasingly complex societies and assesses its potential and limitations for integration policies of vulnerable groups such as refugees and other discriminated minorities. As such the book will be of interest to academics, practitioners, policy-makers and a wider academic community working in migration, refugee, poverty and integration issues more broadly.


  • Migration and integration of Roma
  • Roma identity and mobility
  • Political and legal frameworks
  • Ethnopolitics
  • EU Policies
  • Ethnography
  • Securitization
  • Inequality
  • Welfare and migration
  • Open access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

    Tina Magazzini

  • EMIGRA Research Group on Education, Migration and Childhood, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain

    Stefano Piemontese

About the editors

Tina Magazzini is a Research Associate at the Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute. Her research interests are in the fields of comparative politics, migration and integration policies, diversity management, identity and the relationship between majorities, minorities and states. She is interested in both applied and theoretical research in these areas and has conducted a wide range of research consultancies for international bodies as well as regular funded research. She carried out her PhD research within the Marie Sklodowska Curie project INTEGRIM – Integration and International Migration: pathways and integration policies and was awarded the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship in 2016 by the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research and the Social Impact Award in 2018 by the Marie Curie Alumni Association.

Recent publications include articles for Migration Letters, Policy & Politics and International Migration, and a short movie she directed has been used in an anti-xenophobia campaign by the MADE – Migration and Development Civil Society Network. Previously to joining the EUI she worked with a number of NGOs, the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO in the areas of social inclusion, Roma integration policy-making and minority rights in the United States, Guatemala, Belgium, Hungary, Spain and Zimbabwe. Tina holds a BA in Political Science (University of Florence), a MA in International Relations (CCNY) and a PhD in Human Rights (University of Deusto).

Stefano Piemontese is a social anthropologist specialised in youth, mobility and minority studies with expertise in policy analysis and evaluation, and an interest in collaborative and audiovisual research methods.

After graduating in International Studies at the University of Torino, his hometown, Stefano obtained a Master degree in International Migration and Intercultural Relations at the University of Osnabrück, Germany. In 2017 he obtained a PhD in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in the framework of the INTEGRIM Marie Sklodowska-Curie Initial Training Network, which he joined between 2014 and 2016 at the Central European University in Budapest. His doctoral thesis addresses the intersection of social and spatial mobility among Romanian Roma youths in the wider framework of the EU policies for education, housing, migration and integration. His research also addresses the issue of local and transnational participation and social mobilization of "Roma migrants", as well as the conceptual and practical challenges of the policies for Roma in Europe. Since 2015 Stefano is executive editor at WOTS magazine, an independent online publication edited by young scholars, activists and practitioners whose purpose is to communicate social research through a journalistic approach.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Constructing Roma Migrants

  • Book Subtitle: European Narratives and Local Governance

  • Editors: Tina Magazzini, Stefano Piemontese

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-11372-8Published: 05 March 2019

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-11373-5Published: 22 February 2019

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 242

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Migration, European Politics, Population Economics

Buying options

Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)