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Migrations in the Mediterranean

IMISCOE Regional Reader

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  • This open access book provides a regional understanding of Mediterranean migrations
  • Maps trends from multiple disciplines and geographical angles
  • Describes population movement circulating within the Mediterranean area
  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

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

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Table of contents (24 chapters)

  1. History, Cities and Social Transformations


About this book

This open access Regional Reader describes population movement circulating within the Mediterranean area, for any reason or from any region, be them European, African, Asian or originating from any of the Mediterranean shores. It showcases a plurality of approaches to and applications of Mediterranean migration, contributing to a regional approach to migration studies, thereby defending this regional approach by scaling Mediterranean migration issues.

This book covers a large set of questions related Mediterranean migrations to the migration research agenda, such as: market and economy, politics and policies, super-diversity and intersectionality, media, society, welfare and the environment through five main parts:  Geo-political Mediterranean Relations, Governance, Policies and Politics, Mobility drivers and Agency, Cities, History and Social Transformations, and Economy and Labour Markets.

This Regional Reader provides an interesting read to scholars, researchers, but also policy makers and civil society organizations’ high representatives, international foundations and institutions interested in linking the Mediterranean and migration.

Editors and Affiliations

  • GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration), Department of Social and Political Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain

    Ricard Zapata-Barrero

  • Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, The American University in Cairo, New Cairo, Egypt

    Ibrahim Awad

About the editors

Ricard Zapata-Barrero is full Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF-Barcelona, Spain). His main lines of research deal with contemporary issues of liberal democracy in contexts of diversity, especially the relationship between democracy, citizenship, and immigration. He conducts theoretical and empirical research on migration and in the Mediterranean area. He is the Director of GRITIM-UPF (Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration), and of the Master’s Program in Migration Studies at UPF.

Ibrahim Awad is Professor of Global Affairs and Director, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies, School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He is Chair of the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD), hosted by the World Bank, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Euro-Mediterranean Research Network on International Migration (EuroMedMig) and Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Migrations in the Mediterranean

  • Book Subtitle: IMISCOE Regional Reader

  • Editors: Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Ibrahim Awad

  • 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) 2024

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-42263-8Published: 22 October 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-42266-9Published: 22 October 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-42264-5Published: 21 October 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: IX, 428

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Migration, Public Policy, Migration

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