This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe. It brings together empirical analysis of immigration both topically and contextually, and interprets such empirical evidence with the use of policy and discursive analyses as methodological tools. Thematically, this volume focuses on how discourse and politics operate in issue areas as varied as immigrant integration and multilevel governance, Roma immigration and their respective securitization, the uses of language in determination of asylum applications, gendered immigrants in informal economy, perceptions of integration by the migrants, economic interests and economic nationalism stimulating immigration choices, ideology and entry policies, and asylum processes and the institutional evolution of immigration systems. These issues are analyzed with empirical evidence investigating the discursive formulation of immigration systems in political contexts such as the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, Scandinavian states, and Finland.
About the Author
Umut Korkut is a Lecturer in Economic Studies and International Business at Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland. Gregg Bucken-Knapp is an associate professor in the School of Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.Aidan McGarry is a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Brighton, UK. Jonas Hinnfors is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Helen Drake is a Professor of French and European Studies in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University, UK.