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Migration and European Societies

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For many years, European societies have been engaged with the issue of international migration from various aspects associated with the reception and integration of migrants and the reactions of the autochthon societies to them. The composition of European migration is highly diverse. Many migrants arrived in ...

For many years, European societies have been engaged with the issue of international migration from various aspects associated with the reception and integration of migrants and the reactions of the autochthon societies to them. The composition of European migration is highly diverse. Many migrants arrived in Europe from former colonies; some arrived as labour migrants in the aftermath of the Second World War. The end of the Soviet Union and the emergence of the European Union and its expansion also served as important triggers for migration into Europe. More recently, conflicts in Africa and the Middle East have brought large numbers of migrants into Europe from these regions as well.

In this Research Topic, we aim to provide a platform for researchers to present new insight on migration and immigrants in Europe that has a sound theoretical foundation and is based on empirical evidence. We particularly welcome contributions related to cultural, attitudinal or value-related differences between individuals with and without an immigrant background, or between different migrant minorities in Europe. Are European cultures changing due to their increasing diversity? And if so, is this diversity contributing to a more inclusive society or, on the contrary, is it promoting exclusionary processes by boosting previously latent cleavages? Is it possible to identify the mechanisms underlying observed changes? And are these mechanisms similar across different migrant minorities in different countries? And finally, what is the role of the origin culture compared with that of the hosting population majority? Can we identify common patters between migrant minorities across countries or, are such patterns country specific? Due to the diversity of topics that the theme may inspire, different perspectives are very welcome, whether of a qualitative or a quantitative nature.

We ask for contributions of no more than 10,000 words excluding tables, figures, and references. All contributions will be reviewed in a single-blind process. Deadline for submissions will be September 2019.


Keywords: Migration, Europe, Immigrants, Minorities, Integration


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