This book explores the linkages between Southern Europe and South America in the post-World War II period, through organized migration and development policies.

In the post-war period, regulated migration was widely considered in the West as a route to development and modernization. Southern European and Latin American countries shared this hegemonic view and adopted similar policies, strategies, and patterns, which also served to promote their integration into the Western bloc. This book showcases how overpopulated Southern European countries viewed emigration as a solution for high unemployment and poverty, whereas huge and underpopulated South American developing countries such as Brazil and Argentina looked at skilled European immigrants as a solution to their deficiencies in qualified human resources. By investigating the transnational dynamics, range, and limitations of the ensuing migration flows between Southern Europe and Southern America during the 1950s and 1960s, this book sheds light on post-World War II migration-development nexus strategies and their impact in the peripheral areas of the Western bloc.

Whereas many migration studies focus on single countries, the impressive scope of this book will make it an invaluable resource for researchers of the history of migration, development, international relations, as well as Southern Europe and South America.

The Open Access version of this book, available at https://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.

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ByMaria Damilakou, Yannis G. S. Papadopoulos
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part I|87 pages

Development and migration policies in the periphery of the Western world

chapter 1|12 pages

A stream of currency

The role of Spanish emigration in Franco's development strategy
ByMaría José Fernández Vicente
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chapter 2|15 pages

Migration policies and development doctrine in Greece

ByGiota Tourgeli
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chapter 3|15 pages

The migration–development nexus in Argentina's post–World War II policies

Shifts and continuities from Peron to Frondizi (1946–1962)
ByMaria Damilakou
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chapter 4|13 pages


Development and immigration in the “long exceptional period” (1929–1979)
ByRoberto Goulart Menezes, Ana Tereza Reis da Silva
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chapter 5|16 pages

Skills, genes and politics

Creating a profile for desirable immigrants in Brazil
ByYannis G. S. Papadopoulos
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chapter 6|14 pages

The role of sociology in the interpretation of migration to Brazil and its national impact in the postwar period

ByTânia Tonhati, Márcio de Oliveira, Leonardo Cavalcanti
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part II|100 pages

Migration flows from South to South

chapter 7|13 pages

The Spanish postwar emigration to the Southern Cone (1946–1960)

Reinterpretations from the perspective of gender and labor insertion
ByBárbara Ortuño Martínez
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chapter 8|16 pages

Portuguese migrations to South America after World War II

Extending citizenship abroad
ByBeatriz Padilla, Thais França
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chapter 9|15 pages

Cooperation, migration and development

Yugoslavia and the Southern Cone in the postwar period
BySara Bernard, Agustin Cosovschi
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chapter 10|16 pages

Ambitious plans with modest results

Greek migration flows to Brazil and Argentina in the 1950s and 1960s
ByMaria Damilakou, Yannis G. S. Papadopoulos
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chapter 11|14 pages

Migration as a business

Organizing the transport of migrants from South to South
ByIoannis Limnios-Sekeris
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chapter 12|18 pages

Migration flows from Southern Europe to South America

Statistical data and analysis
ByAntonis Masonidis
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Concluding remarks

ByMaria Damilakou, Yannis G. S. Papadopoulos
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