International Immigration, Integration and Sustainability in Small Towns and Villages

Socio-Territorial Challenges in Rural and Semi-Rural Europe

  • Ricard Morén-Alegret
  • Dawid Wladyka

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Ricard Morén-Alegret, Dawid Wladyka
    Pages 1-15
  3. Setting the European Stage in a Changing World: Sustainability and Migration Challenges

  4. Outcomes of Investigating in Various European Small Towns and Rural Areas

  5. Beyond Small Town Talks: Reflections and Proposals for a Better Europe and Planet

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-380

About this book


This book brings small places to the main stage in an exploration of the nature of immigration in rural areas and small towns in Europe. Extending recent efforts to study migration at a sub-national scale, the authors focus their analysis on non-metropolitan areas to consider how globalisation and modernisation processes are experienced at a local level. 

Morén-Alegret and Wladyka weave themes of livelihood, social participation, justice and equity into human and planetary sustainability debates, drawing on quantitative population data as well as qualitative information on challenges for rural and small town sustainability in four different European countries (Portugal, France, Spain and England).

Highlighting the interlinked relationship between rural sustainability, migration and ethnic diversity, this research is a valuable resource for policy-makers and academics alike, with far-reaching implications across geography, sociology, political science, anthropology and environmental sciences.  


Sustainability Rural environments Immigrant populations integration host society comparative research glocal globalisation

Authors and affiliations

  • Ricard Morén-Alegret
    • 1
  • Dawid Wladyka
    • 2
  1. 1.Autonomous University of BarcelonaBellaterra (Barcelona)Spain
  2. 2.University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyBrownsvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58620-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58621-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2662-2602
  • Series Online ISSN 2662-2610
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