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The Handbook promotes the increasing diversity of perspectives employed in the study of contemporary Europe and EU integration is situated in the context of Europe’s transformations. It offers balanced coverage of political, social, economic, cultural and institutional dimensions of Europe. It includes chapters by many leading authorities: Beck, Calhoun, della Porta, Offe, Paasi, Rosamund and Tilly. Multi-disciplinary in organization, inclusive in coverage, and cutting-edge in scope, the Handbook is a landmark resource for anyone interested in European Studies.
Chapter 19: Migration, Minorities and Marginality: New Directions in Europe Migration Research
‘Migration is one of the key factors which shape [and change] the world in which we live, … [it] plays a central role in current global processes of social, economic and political change’ (IMI, 2006: 1)1. Migration links neighboring or distant countries and their economies and cultures and facilitates the exchange of its people and their culture (Hoerder, 2003). Migration changes size, ethnicity and age structure of populations; it alters the cultural, religious and linguistic composition of societies; and it enriches or deprives a society's social and economic fabric (Castles, 2000). Finally, migration affects both the migrants' and their hosts' national, cultural and individual identities (Triandafyllidou, ...