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Author Comte, Emmanuel, 1960- author.

Title The history of the European Migration Regime : Germany's strategic hegemony / Emmanuel Comte
Edition First edition
Published London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (x, 234 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Routledge studies in modern European history ; 47
Routledge studies in modern European history ; 47
Contents An unstable regime, 1947-1954 -- A new regime taking shape, 1955-1964 -- A shrinking dynamic, 1965-1973 -- A protectionist status quo, 1973-1984 -- A selective and regionalist regime, 1984-1992
Summary "After the Second World War, the international migration regime in Europe took a course different from the global migration regime and the migration regimes in other regions of the world. The free movement of people within the European Union, European citizenship, and the Schengen agreements in their internal and external dimensions are unique at the global level for the openness they create within Europe and for the closure they produce towards migrants from outside Europe. On the basis of relevant national and international archives, this book explains how German geopolitical and geo-economic strategies during the Cold War shaped the openness of that original regime. The History of the European Migration Regime shows how this regime resulted from the necessity for Germany after the war to create in Western Europe a stable international order, conducive to German reunification, the rollback of Russian influence from Central Europe, and German economic expansion. The book embraces a large time frame, mostly between 1947 and 1992, and deals with all types of migration between and towards European countries: the movements of unskilled labourers, skilled professionals, and self-employed workers, along with the migrants' family members, examining both their access to economic activity and their social and political rights."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Foreign workers -- Government policy -- Germany (West)
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
HISTORY -- Europe -- Western.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Emigration and immigration.
Foreign workers -- Government policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century
Germany (West) -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy
Germany (West) -- Emigration and immigration -- History
Germany (West)
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1315163047