Geographicities of Migration : Adding a New Direction
Göler, Daniel; Kris̆jāne, Zaiga (2017): „Geographicities of Migration : Adding a New Direction“. Sussex.
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Regions : the newsletter of the Regional Studies Association
Regional Studies Association
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Europe is facing a new era of migration: the process began in 1990, was accelerated by the enlargement of the European Union in 2004, and continued to be fuelled by crisis-driven migration from GIPS-countries into Western European labour markets after 2008. However, these “migration waves” pale in comparison to the massive inflow of refugees that began in 2015. Brexit has since further complicated the situation by presenting the European migration system with a completely new and unpredictable set of changes, introducing new uncertainties for immigrants to the UK. The European migration system has undergone several shifts due to various reasons. General changes (for example, on the political map) did not necessarily have the same consequences in European regions, even in seemingly similar contexts. Given this, the aim of the following article is to analyse recent migratory movements in detail, basing discussion on similarities and differences in the challenging new migratory map of Europe. We aim to contribute a new perspective focused on issues of geographicity – in terms of spatiality, the phenomena that geographers look for “on the ground”.
New era of migration
June 2, 2017