Migration in the Mediterranean region is a widely debated and much studied topic. This is due to the present refugee crisis, consequences of Arab revolutions, the proximity with emigration and transit countries, but also to the involvement of southern European countries and the mass arrival of migrants. The management of Border controls, migration, development, human trafficking, human rights and the clash or convergence of civilizations has generated a great deal of controversy and media attention.

Migration in the Mediterranean offers a unique multidisciplinary theoretical and methodological framework, bringing together scholars from different subject areas. This book aims to address the following research questions: What are the main characteristics of migration movements in this region? What are the most important theoretical challenges? What are the perspectives for the future? This book begins with an overview of the economic perspective of the Mediterranean migration model, with a particular focus on labour market outcomes of migrants. It then presents the original results of field studies on the unintended effects of the EU's external border controls on migration and integration in the Euro-Mediterranean region, before addressing the themes of mobility, migration and transnationalism.

This volume focuses on migration with a multidisciplinary approach, with scholars from various areas including sociology, economics, geography, political science and history. This book is well suited for those who study international economics, migration and political sociology.

part 1|84 pages

Labour migration movements in the Mediterranean

chapter 3|25 pages

3: The South-European model of immigration

Cross-national differences by sending area in labour-market outcomes and the crisis

chapter 4|28 pages

4: The labour market insertion of immigrants into Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom

Similarities and differences and the Southern European model of migration

part 2|84 pages

The unintended effect of the EU's external borders securitization

chapter 5|18 pages

5: Illegal immigration beyond stereotypes

Processes of selection, tolerance, regularization of irregular immigrants

chapter 7|23 pages

7: Gender and borders in a comparative perspective

Sub-Saharan migrant women facing Fortress Europe: the cases of Italy, Greece and Turkey

part 3|74 pages

Mobility, migration and transnationalism in the Mediterranean region

chapter 9|21 pages

9: The forms and determinants of public transnationalism

A North African comparison

chapter 10|21 pages

10: Inventing an Egyptian transnational nation

Homeland politics in the Arab Spring uprisings between migration processes, diasporic policies and political opportunity structures

chapter 11|9 pages

11: From a mythical country of origin to a multi-diaspora country

The case of Israel and the Moroccan Jewish diaspora

chapter 12|19 pages

12: Beyond musallas and the veil

The second generations' religiosity: being Muslim and active citizens

chapter |2 pages