Mobility in Transition

Migration Patterns after EU Enlargement

Edited by Birgit Glorius, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska, and Aimee Kuvik

Mobility in Transition

Edited by Birgit Glorius, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska, and Aimee Kuvik

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

332 pages | 6 x 9
Paper $52.50 ISBN: 9789089643926 Published June 2014 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Ten central and eastern European countries, along with Cyprus and Malta, joined the European Union in two waves between 2004 and 2007. This volume presents new research on the patterns of migration that resulted from the EU’s enlargement.

The contributors identify and analyze several new groups of migrants, notably young people without family obligations or clear plans for the future. Including case studies on migrants from Poland, Romania, Hungary, and Latvia—as well as on destination countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany—the resulting collection insightfully points towards future migration trends and sets guidelines for further research.

1          Introduction
Birgit Glorius, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska and Aimee Kuvik

Part I: Studying migration from Central and Eastern Europe: Concepts, dynamics and changing patterns

2          Liquid migration: Dynamic and fluid patterns of post-accession migration flows

            Godfried Engbersen and Erik Snel

3          Anatomy of post-accession migration, methodological approach:

How to measure ‘liquidity’ and other patterns of post-accession migration flows?

            Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska

4          Diverging or converging communities? Stages of international migration from rural Romania

Ruxandra Oana Ciobanu

5          Post-accession migration from the Baltic states: The case of Latvia

Zaiga Krisjane, Maris Berzins and Elina Apsite

Part II: Post-accession migration, labour market integration and migration strategies

6          The race for global talent, EU enlargement and the implications for migration policies and processes in European labour markets

            Aimee Kuvik

7          ‘I know that I have a university diploma and I’m working as a driver’: Explaining the EU post-enlargement movement of highly skilled Polish migrant workers to Glasgow

            Emilia Pietka, Colin Clark and Noah Canton

8          Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland

Marta Moskal

9          Why highly educated migrants go for low-skilled jobs: A case study of Polish graduates working in London

Paulina Trevena

10        Changes in tertiary education and new face of students’ mobility in Hungary

Irina Molodikova


Part III: Return migration

11        Understanding the counter-flow: Theoretical and methodological aspects in studying remigration processes in the expanded EU

            Birgit Glorius

12        Regional selectivity of return migration: The locational choice of high-skilled return migrants in Poland

Katrin Klein-Hitpaß

13        Translators of knowledge? Labour market positioning of young Poles returning from studies abroad in Germany

Nina Wolfeil

14        Ready to move: Liquid return to Poland

            Marta Anacka, Ewa Matejko and Joanna Nestorowicz

15        Concluding remarks

Birgit Glorius, Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska and Aimee Kuvik


Review Quotes
Heinz Fassmann | University of Vienna
“This book provides new, competent insights into the changing patterns, aims, and strategies of skilled migrants circulating between old and new EU member states. Important reading not only for European migration specialists, but also scholars and policy makers in the wider field.”
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