New Book on EU Enlargement published

In April 2016,  this new Springer – book has been published:

Kahanec, Martin, and Zimmermann, Klaus F. (Eds.), Labor Migration, EU Enlargement, and the Great Recession

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And why it must be read:

  • Addresses some of the most controversial and debated topics in contemporary migration in an enlarged EU, including the effects of the economic crisis
  • Deeply rooted in rigorous analysis of hard data, thereby distinguishing myths and reality of EU mobility
  • Useful reference and guide for scholars, interested professionals and policy makers
  • Strongly opposes to recent policy debates in EU member states on new restrictions for mobility and labor migration

More details about the book:

This volume extends and deepens our knowledge about cross-border mobility and its role in an enlarged EU. More specifically, its main purpose is to enlighten the growing and yet rather uninformed debate about the role of post-enlargement migration for economic adjustment in the crisis-stricken labor markets of the Eurozone and the EU as a whole. The book addresses the political economy aspects of post-enlargement migration, including its broader political contexts, redistributive impacts, but also nationalization of the enlargement agenda. It also covers the experience of receiving and sending countries with post-enlargement migration and its role during the current crisis. Renowned experts in the field study, whether and how post-enlargement mobility has enabled the EU to absorb asymmetric economic shocks, how it has affected the European welfare systems, and whether it has contributed to the sustainability of the Eurozone. The authors also evaluate brain circulation as a sought-after vehicle of improved allocative efficiency of EU labor markets and propose a policy agenda for mobility in an enlarged EU.

This book is completely new frontier research and a follow up of a previous book published 2010 by the same editors and their European teams:

EU Labor Markets After Post-Enlargement Migration

Editors: Kahanec, Martin, Zimmermann, Klaus F.

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