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The Consequences of Mobility

Reflexivity, Social Inequality and the Reproduction of Precariousness in Highly Qualified Migration

  • David Cairns
  • Valentina Cuzzocrea
  • Daniel Briggs
  • Luísa Veloso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 1-14
  3. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 15-33
  4. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 35-66
  5. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 67-92
  6. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 93-122
  7. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 123-154
  8. David Cairns, Valentina Cuzzocrea, Daniel Briggs, Luísa Veloso
    Pages 155-172
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 173-191

About this book

Introduction

This book explores various forms of highly skilled mobility in the European Union, assessing the potential for this movement to contribute to individual and societal development. In doing so, the authors illustrate some of the issues arising from the opening up of Europe’s borders, and exposing its education systems and labour markets to international competition. While acknowledging the potentially positive aspects of mobility, they also reveal many of the negative consequences arising from flaws in mobility governance and inequalities in access to opportunities, arguing that when the management of mobility goes ‘wrong’, we are left with a heightened level of precariousness and the reproduction of social inequality.

This discussion will be of interest to those working within Europe’s mobility infrastructure, as well as policymakers in the mobility field and students and scholars from across the social sciences.

Keywords

highly qualified employees skilled labour markets European migration spatial dislocation mobility project knowledge based economy sociology Austerity Science Technology work

Authors and affiliations

  • David Cairns
    • 1
  • Valentina Cuzzocrea
    • 2
  • Daniel Briggs
    • 3
  • Luísa Veloso
    • 4
  1. 1.LisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Dept di Scienze Sociali e delle InstUniversità di Cagliari Dept di Scienze Sociali e delle InstCagliariItaly
  3. 3.MadridSpain
  4. 4.Centre for Research&Studies in SociologyISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon Centre for Research&Studies in SociologyLisboaPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-46741-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-46740-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-46741-2
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