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IMISCOE annual Conference: Call for papers, pannels and workshops

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Cities are often the main ports of entry for migration and the location where migration-related diversity is manifested most prominently. The 14th annual conference turns attention to the urban dimension of migration and migration-related diversity. IMISCOE welcomes contributions from various disciplines, such as political science, sociology, economics, history, law, anthropology, public administration, demography and social geography. […]

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The consistency of the link between EU scepticism and immigration issues. A descriptive analysis of party positions

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By Pierre Georges Van Wolleghem The Brexit referendum marked a no-return point in the history of the European construction. First member state ever to leave the Union, the UK was the theatre of a fierce campaign opposing positions on immigration to economic interests. Now that the anti-immigration camp seems to have won the game, this […]

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What just happened in Hungary? Ambiguous victory or ambiguous defeat?

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In Hungary, 98% of the voters said No to relocation quotas. This figure needs to be considered cautiously for that it hides a more nuanced picture. After a harsh and expensive campaign, only 40.4% of the electorate expressed an opinion; 39.7% of the electorate in favour of Orban’s position. Considering past referenda, abstention is not […]

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The Role of Caregivers in the Italian Welfare System

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by Veronica Merotta Over the recent years caregivers have become increasingly important in the Italian society in meeting the growing family demand for care that public administrations often underestimate or even neglect. Historically, the Italian welfare system has always approached the issue of a growing population mainly by funding the pension system, at the expenses […]

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Latest Updates on European Migration Crisis

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According to the UNHCR, from the beginning of 2016 until October 5th, more than 310,000 migrants arrived in Europe (compared to over 1million people arrived in 2015). Out of the total amount of migrants arrived in Europe in 2016, 167,000 of them landed in Greece, with a flow that fell below the 4,000 units per […]

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