Immigration politics are almost universally characterized by their complexity, their ability to raise public passions, and misinformation, often based on generalizations and stereotypes. Recently, immigration has been intrinsically linked to crime, and public agendas have squarely focused on security issues as nativist political forces have successfully created a prominent image of migrants as threats to public security. This article argues that immigrant participation in criminal markets should be studied at the local level, where micro-criminal economies often dominated by migrants actually develop. By examining criminal activity at its base, the article investigates the nature of power in these markets. Specifically, it examines migrant crime in four cities and compares it to migrant integration in regular labour markets. By doing so, the article studies levels of migrant autonomy in both criminal and regular markets and argues that this autonomy indicates whether migrant crime is entrepreneurial or a sign of social deviance.
Understanding Migrant Crime through the Comparative Examination of Local Markets
An Essay on the Political Condition of Migrants
José María Rosales
This article deals with the civic integration of migrants, focusing on the process immigrants undergo to become nationals of new states. Discussing some recent advances in immigration policies in European Union countries, it questions the gap that separates their normative principles from institutional practices. Many existing citizens would not meet the administrative requirements imposed on migrants to gain legal residence and nationality. Furthermore, the experience of non-nationals living in Europe suggests that integration challenges remain, well after naturalisation is achieved, as new citizens face ongoing discriminatory burdens at various levels, including the labour market and politics. Part of an ongoing study on the civic condition of migrants, the article argues that a liberal approach to immigrant integration should not cease with the granting of citizenship. It should address the urgent task of protecting new citizens from discrimination that impairs their rights in practice.
Nicholas Ferns, David Farley, Sue Beeton, Paula Mota Santos, and Rachel Luchmun
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Richard Ivan Jobs. Backpack Ambassadors: How Youth Travel Integrated Europe (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017) 360pp, ISBN-13: 978-0-226-46203-5, $35.00 (paper).
Youngmin Choe. Tourist Distractions: Travelling and Feeling in Transnational Hallyu Cinema (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2016), xii + 252pp., ISBN-978-0-8223-6130-5, $60.99 (pbk).
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Mobility, Liquidity and History in Shakespeare’s Mediterranean
Rui Carvalho Homem
in the recent migrant crisis. 21 This has been the case even more in the recent circumstances of another location of Pericles – Mytilene, on Lesbos, much discussed in 2016 for the poignant support that local populations then gave to refugees
Images of London in Dissolution in the Novels of William Le Queux
operating as part of a broader conspiracy within the German migrant and émigré community. 49 The large presence of German migrants employed in the service sector of restaurants and cafes in London was perceived as a particular cause for concern by some
The Australian Town in Twentieth-Century Travel
and media promoting travel was responding to, rather than driving, these shifts. The belief that the “migrant followed the tourist” ( Greenwood 2014 ) and concerns of rural decline across Australian towns compounded the desire to present country towns
Austro-German Filmmaker, Bestselling Author, and Journalist Colin Ross Discovers Australia
mass of labor migrants recruited from the Mediterranean area and, in his view, suited to colonize the tropical climates of Australia. The dimension of sixty million people instead of the six million Australians that were to inhabit the continent in the
Crime as the Dark Projection of Authority in Early Modern England
stability. As Sharpe clarifies, this category actually included a variety of unemployed people ranging from servants that had been turned out of service to migrant workers, harvest workers, and young people in search of apprenticeships. 36 This surplus of
Jhumpa Lahiri’s In Other Words
Mohammad Shafiqul Islam
book, is shortlisted for various prizes, including the Man Booker Prize. Lahiri’s presence in world literature is acutely felt because of her deep concern for the diasporic reality experienced by migrant people from different parts of the world
Responses to Travel Literatures and the Problem of Authenticity
problems about their authenticity” ( 2002: 6 ). Putting aside problems of distinguishing fact from fiction, the travel writing definition relies on settled life being the normal state of affairs in order to distinguish travelers from migrants or longer