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Irregular Afghan Migration to Europe

At the Margins, Looking In

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Examines how forced migrants like the Afghans react to the European migration and asylum system

  • Draws on extensive research on Afghan migrants conducted in Greece and Turkey

  • Uses an interdisciplinary approach to highlight the decision-making process of migrants in transit

  • Combines theory and original research to present an accessible investigation of the Afghan case

Part of the book series: Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship (MDC)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction: Delineating the Linkages

    • Angeliki Dimitriadi
    Pages 1-30
  3. Deciding to Be Mobile

    • Angeliki Dimitriadi
    Pages 31-62
  4. Afghans in Greece: Transit, Immobility and Return

    • Angeliki Dimitriadi
    Pages 117-165
  5. Transit no More

    • Angeliki Dimitriadi
    Pages 167-198
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 199-204

About this book

This book examines the issue of irregular transit migration to the EU by presenting the case of the Afghans. Focusing on the Afghans that arrive in and seek to move through Greece, it highlights the unique problems facing this distinctive migratory movement. Recognising that the migratory journey is a continuous interplay of policies and individuals, how each responds and adapts, the book itself moves between countries, policies, stories of migrants and the author’s own experiences in the field. Drawing on extensive empirical research conducted in both Greece and Turkey, it explores why such transits occur and the decision-making process of the migrants in transit. Through the example of Afghan migration this book contributes to broader debates concerning transit migration, hospitality and asylum (how it is perceived, access to it). This book presents a timely study of the rise of ‘fortress Europe’ and the current discourse around refugees and migrants, amidst the largest refugee flow since WWII in Europe. This book’s interdisciplinary approach will make it a valuable resource for policy makers as well as Sociology and Politics scholars.



Keywords

  • Afghanistan
  • Turkey
  • Greece
  • European Union
  • EU policies
  • Border controls
  • Migration management
  • State policies
  • Refugees
  • Asylum
  • post-structuralism
  • refugeeism
  • Taliban
  • Islamic State
  • security
  • unemployment
  • area studies

Reviews

“The book on irregular Afghan migration to the EU countries is quite timely and relevant, as it offers a much broader perspective on the refugees’ march to Europe and invites the reader to ‘look’ at the migration patterns, routes and policies preceding and following 2015. … It is of interest mainly to students of migration studies and is a must-read for academics and practitioners particularly interested in EU policymaking on migration and asylum.” (Suna Gülfer Ihlamur-Öner, Nordic Journal of Migration Research, Vol. 8 (3), 2018)

Authors and Affiliations

  • ELIAMEP, Athens, Greece

    Angeliki Dimitriadi

About the author

Angeliki Dimitriadi is a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Irregular Afghan Migration to Europe

  • Book Subtitle: At the Margins, Looking In

  • Authors: Angeliki Dimitriadi

  • Series Title: Migration, Diasporas and Citizenship

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-52959-2

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

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

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-52958-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-85024-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-52959-2

  • Series ISSN: 2662-2602

  • Series E-ISSN: 2662-2610

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 204

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Migration, Political Sociology, Human Rights, European Politics

Buying options

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USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-52959-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)