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The Political Economy of Managed Migration
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The Political Economy of Managed Migration: Nonstate Actors, Europeanization, and the Politics of Designing Migration Policies

Georg Menz


European governments have rediscovered labor migration, but are eager to be perceived as controlling unsolicited forms of migration, especially through asylum and family reunion. The emerging paradigm of managed migration combines the construction of more permissive channels for desirable and actively recruited labor migrants with ever more restrictive approaches towards asylum seekers. Nonstate actors, especially employer organizations, trade unions, and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, attempt to shape regulatory measures, but their success varies depending on organizational chara ... More

Keywords: employer organizations and migration, Europeanization of migration, humanitarian nongovernmental organizations, lobbying strategies, managed migration, systems of political economy, trade unions and migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199533886
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199533886.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Georg Menz, author
Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
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