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Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe
Anna Triandafyllidou and Thanos Maroukis
Palgrave Macmillan, May 2012
ISBN: 978-0-230-29637-4, ISBN10: 0-230-29637-8,
5.250 x 8.500 inches, 256 pages, 25 figures, 10 maps, 2 b/w tables,
This book explores one important aspect of international irregular migration, notably the smuggling of migrants from Asia and Africa into southern European countries. During the last two decades, international migration has intensified both across the East to West and South to North axis,with Europe receiving increasing numbers of migrants from developing countries in Africa and Asia (and also Latin America), and this work examinesthis international movement of people that oftentakes place illegally and involves either unlawful border crossings or overstaying (with or without a visa). The book also discusses how migration control policies in southern European countries may inadvertently shape the migrant smuggling phenomenon and the smuggling ‘business’.