“Transit migration is a term that is used to describe mixed flows of different types of temporary migrants, including refugees and labour migrants. In the popular press, it is often confused with illegal or irregular migration and carries associations with human smuggling and organised crime. This volume addresses that confusion, and the uncertainty of terminology and analysis that underlies it, offering an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to defining and understanding transit migration in the entire belt of countries in the neighbourhood of the EU, ranging from Russia to Morocco.

Franck Düvell is senior researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at Oxford University,  Irina Molodikova is director of the migration, integration and security programme at the Central European University in Budapest and Michael Collyer is senior lecturer at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex.

Transit Migration in Europe explains how today’s reality of international migration is much more complex than permanent immigration from one country to another.  A much-welcomed analysis of this more complex reality with critical perspectives on the concepts used to understand it.”
Rey Koslowski, University at Albany, State University of New York

“This book offers new empirical data and conceptual insights on how international migration is changing in the 21st century.”
Anna Triandafyllidou, Global Governance Programme, European University Institute”




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