Written from a pan-European perspective, this book examines the decision-making processes in immigration and integration policies in Europe across decades, focusing on several key moments of Europe’s postwar history.

The analysis of factors taken into consideration by states in key moments of immigration policy (re)formulation shows that Europe is moving away from rational, economic arguments towards more political ones. This book contributes to the theoretical and practical debate regarding immigration and integration policies by arguing that – contrary to assumptions – immigration policy should not be treated as having precedence before integration policy. It also reflects on the growing anti-immigration sentiments as well as the securitisation and criminalisation of migration issues that are fuelled by right-wing politics.

This book will be of key interest both to students and scholars of migration, the European Union, European integration, social policy, public policy, international relations, European studies, law, economics, sociology and to professionals, policy-makers, think tanks and associations in NGOs, the EU and other IOs.


The Open Access version of this book, available at:

https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9780429263736, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

chapter 1|6 pages


ByMaciej Duszczyk, Marta Pachocka, Dominika Pszczółkowska
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chapter 2|17 pages

Which factors influence states’ migration policies?

ByWitold Klaus, Maciej Duszczyk, Dominika Pszczółkowska
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chapter 3|22 pages

Relations between immigration and integration policies in postwar Europe

ByMarcin Gońda, Magdalena Lesińska, Marta Pachocka
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chapter 6|29 pages

Postwar immigration and integration policies in the Netherlands

An unstable marriage
ByRinus Penninx
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chapter 8|21 pages


Multiple-governance and integration policies in diverse socio-demographic contexts
ByAndreu Domingo, Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez, Ricard Zapata-Barrero
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chapter 9|27 pages

Immigration and integration policies in the absence of immigrants

A case study of Poland
ByMarek Okólski, Dominik Wach
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chapter 10|24 pages

Immigration and integration policies in Czechia

A new immigration destination country in the EU1
ByAgnieszka Zogata-Kusz
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chapter 11|27 pages

‘Fair Dinkum’ migration policy

Lessons from Australia
ByStefan Markowski, Katarzyna Kwapisz Williams
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chapter 12|2 pages


ByMaciej Duszczyk, Marta Pachocka, Dominika Pszczółkowska
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