Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Jean-Michel Lafleur, Mikolaj Stanek
    Pages 1-14 Open Access
  3. Georgia Mavrodi, Michalis Moutselos
    Pages 33-48 Open Access
  4. Guido Tintori, Valentina Romei
    Pages 49-64 Open Access
  5. José Carlos Marques, Pedro Góis
    Pages 65-82 Open Access
  6. Anastasia Bermudez, Elisa Brey
    Pages 83-98 Open Access
  7. Jean-Michel Lafleur, Mikolaj Stanek
    Pages 99-121 Open Access
  8. Tatiana Eremenko, Nora El Qadim, Elsa Steichen
    Pages 123-148 Open Access
  9. Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, Jutta Höhne
    Pages 149-174 Open Access
  10. Alessio D’Angelo, Eleonore Kofman
    Pages 175-192 Open Access
  11. Jean-Michel Lafleur, Mikolaj Stanek, Alberto Veira
    Pages 193-214 Open Access
  12. Jean-Michel Lafleur, Mikolaj Stanek
    Pages 215-224 Open Access

About this book


This open access book looks at the migration of Southern European EU citizens (from Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece) who move to Northern European Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, United Kingdom) in response to the global economic crisis.Its objective is twofold. First, it identifies the scale and nature of this new Southern European emigration and examines these migrants’ socio-economic integration in Northern European destination countries. This is achieved through an analysis of the most recent data on flows and profiles of this new labour force using sending-country and receiving-country databases. Second, it looks at the politics and policies of immigration, both from the perspective of the sending- and receiving-countries. Analysing the policies and debates about these new flows in the home and host countries’ this book shows how contentious the issue of intra-EU mobility has recently become in the context of the crisis when the right for EU citizens to move within the EU had previously not been questioned for decades. Overall, the strength of this edited volume is that it compiles in a systematic way quantitative and qualitative analysis of these renewed Southern European migration flows and draws the lessons from this changing climate on EU migration. 

“This is the book that the new South-North European migrations of the turbulent crisis years were demanding. It is timely, geographically and contextually comprehensive, empirically rich, and conceptually and analytically ambitious. A true tour de force.” Joaquín Arango, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain 

“The retrenchment of rights of freedom of movement, and the ongoing re-nationalisation of European space, poses crucial issues for the future of Europe. In this well-conceived collection of new research on South-North intra-EU migration, we understand how and why these migrants are some of the pioneers of a more integrated and equal continent. Yet, in the re-surfacing South-isms and East-isms of national politics – including growing hostility to Romanians, Greeks, Turks, or even Spanish and Italians – we may be witnessing the end of the idea of Europe as a united geo-political project.” Adrian Favell, University of Leeds, UK


Crisis migration Freedom of circulation of EU citizens Migration and integration policies Mobility of EU citizens Southern European migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Michel Lafleur
    • 1
  • Mikolaj Stanek
    • 2
  1. 1.CEDEM Bat B31, Box 24Université de LiègeLiègeBelgium
  2. 2.Dept of Sociology + CommunicationUniversity of Salamanca Dept of Sociology + CommunicationSalamancaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2017
  • License CC BY-NC
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-39761-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-39763-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-4087
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-4095
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