The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe provides a rigorous and critical examination of what is exceptional about the European politics of migration and the study of it.

Crucially, this book goes beyond the study of the politics of migration in the handful of Western European countries to showcase a European approach to the study of migration politics, inclusive of tendencies in all geographical parts of Europe (including Eastern Europe, the Western Balkans, Turkey) and of influences of the European Union (EU) on countries in Europe and beyond. Each expert chapter reviews the state of the art field of studies on a given topic or question in Europe as a continent while highlighting any dimensions in scholarly debates that are uniquely European. Thematically organised, it permits analytically fruitful comparisons across various geographical entities within Europe and broadens the focus on European immigration politics and policies beyond the traditional limitations of Western European, immigrant-receiving societies.

The Routledge Handbook of the Politics of Migration in Europe will be essential reading and an authoritative reference for scholars, students, researchers and practitioners involved in, and actively concerned about, research on migration, and European and EU Politics.

Part 1: Governance  1. Migration Governance in Europe: A Historical Perspective  2. Research on the Multi-Level Governance of Migration and Migrant Integration: Reversed Pyramids  3. Politics of Emigration in Europe  4. Beyond Methodological Western-centrism: The ‘Control Gap’ Debate Reconsidered from a Global Perspective  5. Implementing Migration Policies: New Research Policies in a Europeanizing Context  6. Expertise, Governing and Migration in Europe  7. Media and Immigration: A Political Communication Perspective  Part 2: Institutions  8. The Role of Courts and Legal Norms  9. EU Institutions: Venue for Restrictions or Liberal Constraint?  10. The Party Politics of Migration  11. The Participation, Mobilization and Political Representation of Migrants in Europe  Part 3: Integration  12. The Governance of Citizenship and Belonging in Europe and the European Union  13. Beyond National Models: Comparing Migrant Integration Regimes  14. The Civic Integration Turn  15. Family Migration and Membership  Part 4: Irregular Migration  16. Politics of Irregular Migration in Europe: Moving beyond an EU-driven Research Agenda  17. Border Management in Europe: Europeanization and its Discontents  18. Risk Analysis as a Governance Tool in European Border Control  19. Security, Industry, and Migration in European Border Control  20. Return and Readmission Policy in Europe: Understanding Negotiation and Implementation Dynamics  21. A Spurious Relationship? Assisted Voluntary Return and Development  Part 5: Asylum and International Protection  22. The Historical Development of Refugee Protection in Europe  23. Contemporary Politics of International Protection in Europe: From Protection to Prevention  24. Does European Refugee Policy Exist? Regional Dimensions of the Refugee Protection Approach in Europe  25. A Common European Asylum System? How Variation in Member States’ Administrative Capacity Undermines EU Asylum Harmonisation  Part 6: Labour Migration in European Context  26. The Labour Market Impacts of Immigration in Europe  27. Allowing Refugees to Work or Not? Policies and the Economic Integration of Refugees in the EU  28. The Politics of Care Work and Migration  29. Migration and the Welfare state  Part 7: Pan-European Cooperation on Migration Management  30. The Politics of EU External Migration Policy  31. International Organisations and Politics of Migration in Europe  32. The EU’s Visa Liberalisation Policy: What Kind of Transformative Power in Neighbouring Regions?  33. The Evolution of Governance and Financing of Migration and Development Policy and Politics in Europe  Part 8: Researching Migration in Europe  34. Apples and Oranges? Politics of Data Sources on Migration in Europe  35. Analysis of Discourses and Rhetoric in European Migration Politics