Migration and welfare in the new Europe: Social protection by Emma Carmel, Alfio Cerami, Theodoros Papadopoulos

By Emma Carmel, Alfio Cerami, Theodoros Papadopoulos

The debate over migration and social integration has emerged as some of the most debatable and demanding topics of the hot century, and Migration and Welfare within the New Europe strikes that discuss ahead on fronts. Empirically, this assortment offers an intensive grounding within the dating among migration, migration guidelines, and social inclusion within the eu Union. And theoretically, professional participants discover the way in which that the improvement of migration guidelines is formed through feelings, discourses, narratives, and either formal and casual points of governance.

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Governing migration and welfare characteristics, such as colour of the skin or ‘race’, that contrast with the characteristics or idealised characteristics of X). While homophily, that is, the preference of human beings to look for similar partners, has been widely explored, especially in sociology and social psychology (for a review, see Feld and Grofman, 2009), very little is still known about whether any clear parallel can be found at societal level. However, there seems some preference for particular kinds of cultural homogeneity in neighbourhoods (see Bruch and Mare, 2009), which might imply potential relevance of homophily for explaining some aspects of migration policymaking.

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At the same time as these institutional arrangements maintain the historically specific form of political economy in which migrants find themselves, migrants are, of course, themselves actors, and their presence and actions may reproduce or alter the character of these arrangements. Finally, through these micro-level practices and institutional regulations, different discursive constructions of the ‘integrated migrant’ are actualised: some migrants are institutionally ‘recognised’ as members of society in the country of destination, who can be ‘different but equal to us’ (multiculturalism) or ‘similar and equal to us’ (assimilation).

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