chapter  12
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Thin Europeanisation: the social rights of migrants in an integrating Europe: Andrew Geddes

The strong national-level resonance of debates about welfare provision, migrant's social rights and social citizenship means that discussions of connections between migration and welfare have a strong territorial dimension embedded in particular national welfare state contexts. Yet, the transnationalisation of economic relations to which in some ways European integration has contributed and to which in others it is a response, introduces a supranational dimension to analysis of migration and welfare centred on the EU's single market with some spillover into a 'social dimension' .