Transit Migration in Europe

edited by Frank Duvell, Michael Collyer and Irina Molodikova
IMISCOE Research
Amsterdam University Press, 2014
eISBN: 978-90-485-2316-0, Cloth: 978-90-8964-649-1

Transit migration is a term that is used to describe mixed flows of different types of temporary migrants, including refugees and labor migrants. In the popular press, it is often confused with illegal or irregular migration and carries associations with human smuggling and organized 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 Europe.

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

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