Migration

The Challenge of European States

Edited by Jaroslav Mihálik and Jakub Bardovič

ibidem Press

Migration

Pub Date: November 2019

ISBN: 9783838213446

236 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Pub Date: November 2019

ISBN: 9783838273440

236 Pages

Format: E-book

List Price: $26.99

Migration

The Challenge of European States

Edited by Jaroslav Mihálik and Jakub Bardovič

ibidem Press

In the United States as well as in Europe, migration and migration policy are one of the top issues. This timely volume gathers distinguished authors from academic institutions throughout Europe, addressing the growing importance of migration policy making and the refugee crisis that European Union member states and other countries are currently facing. By focusing on the most important effects that the migration from Third World countries has brought to the European Union, they provide a critical overview of the politicization, securitization, and social discourse of migration. The authors analyze the effects on public administration and governance and also discuss the rise of the radical right in EU member states, the rise of populism, and the alienation of citizens from formal politics which is also caused by the growing interest in security and public safety. The pan-European character of the publication’s scope is vested in its narration; the contributors cover the situation in Western Europe, the critical positions of the Visegrad countries as well as foreign policy making in Slovenia and the Western Balkans. Moreover, the authors address case studies from states such as Armenia and Moldova, including their labor migrants in the Western world.

The collection is completed by contrasting and discussing the immigration policies of countries that are well-known for their open and liberal immigration activities such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States.

About the Author

Jaroslav Mihálik holds a PhD in Political Theory and habilitated in Public Policy and Public Administration. His research interests cover political analyses of youth studies, extremism, media analyses on social networks, and comparative politics. He published two books dedicated to political legacy of the past and civic youth engagement in Slovakia. For over 10 years he has been a researcher and team leader in various international and domestic project schemes such as the 7th Framework Programme and Horizon 2020 of the European Commission, Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Chair in Migration, International Visegrad Fund, and Slovak scientific grant scheme VEGA.

Jakub Bardovič holds a PhD in Political Sciences. Currently, he works as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Trnava. His main teaching and research interests cover methodology of political sciences, issues of pluralist democracy, political and civic participation at various levels of governance, and electoral systems and their specifics and settings.

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