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Author Crawley, Heaven, author.

Title Unravelling Europe's 'migration crisis' : journeys over land and sea / Heaven Crawley, Franck Düvell, Katharine Jones, Simon McMahon, Nando Sigona
Published Bristol, UK : Policy Press, 2018


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 183 pages) : illustrations, map
Series Shorts : insights
Policy Press shorts. Insights.
Summary The past few years have seen an unprecedented mass migration to Europe, as refugees from war and poverty throughout north Africa and the Middle East have embarked on perilous journeys across the Mediterranean in the hope of being allowed to start new lives in Europe. This book draws on more than five hundred firsthand accounts to reveal the human story behind the statistics and demagoguery. What is it like to set out for Europe with your family, knowing the dangers you face on the way? Why are so many people willing to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean? What are their hopes and fears? And why is Europe, one of the richest regions of the world, unable to cope? More than just telling a human story, Heaven Crawley and colleagues provide a framework for understanding the dynamics underpinning the current wave of migration and challenging politicians, policy makers, and the media to rethink their understanding of why and how people move. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-172) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Emigration & Immigration.
Emigration and immigration
Europe -- Emigration and immigration -- 21st century -- Personal narratives
Genre/Form Personal narratives
Personal narratives.
Récits personnels.
Form Electronic book
Author Düvell, Franck, 1961- author.
Jones, Katharine, author
McMahon, Simon, author
Sigona, Nando, 1975- author.
ISBN 1447343220