The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe

  • Editors
  • Umut Korkut
  • Gregg Bucken-Knapp
  • Aidan McGarry
  • Jonas Hinnfors
  • Helen Drake

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Immigration and Integration Policies: Assumptions and Explanations

    1. Umut Korkut, Gregg Bucken-Knapp, Aidan McGarry
      Pages 1-14
  3. Construction of the Foreigner

  4. Host Nations

  5. Law and Order

  6. The Discourses and Politics of Migration: Policy, Methodology, and Theory

    1. Umut Korkut, Jonas Hinnfors, Helen Drake
      Pages 191-198
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 199-236

About this book


This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe. It brings together empirical analysis of immigration both topically and contextually, and interprets such empirical evidence with the use of policy and discursive analyses as methodological tools. Thematically, this volume focuses on how discourse and politics operate in issue areas as varied as immigrant integration and multilevel governance, Roma immigration and their respective securitization, the uses of language in determination of asylum applications, gendered immigrants in informal economy, perceptions of integration by the migrants, economic interests and economic nationalism stimulating immigration choices, ideology and entry policies, and asylum processes and the institutional evolution of immigration systems. These issues are analyzed with empirical evidence investigating the discursive formulation of immigration systems in political contexts such as the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, Scandinavian states, and Finland.


Asylum belonging European Union (EU) gender immigration Integration migration migration policy mobility Multi-Level Governance nationalism neoliberalism Policy politics Roma

Bibliographic information