«Immigration, elections and political behaviour». Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración 2019

«Immigration, elections and political behaviour». Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración 2019

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Joaquín Arango, Ramón Mahía, David Moya y Elena Sánchez-Montijano (dir.)

This issue of the CIDOB Immigration Yearbook reviews the immigration and asylum landscape in an electoral context. It primarily focuses on Spain, where 2019 has been an intense electoral year, but Europe and, to a lesser extent, the United States are also considered. The rise and consolidation of far-right and radical-right populists in all these regions is analysed, and it is noted that Spain is no longer an exception in these terms. The effects and high costs are examined of this shift for immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees in human terms and in terms of rights restrictions. The Yearbook also explores other relevant issues, such as the situation of unaccompanied foreign minors and migrant and refugee women on Spain’s southern border, as well as victims of trafficking in the country. Finally, an infographic annex of tables and figures is provided along with a new section containing reviews of books on immigration and asylum, which appears for the first time.

ISBN: 978-84-92511-77-8

ISSN:  2462-6732
E-ISSN:  2462-6740

DOI: doi.org/10.24241/AnuarioCIDOBInmi.2019

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Joaquín Arango, Ramón Mahía, David Moya, and Elena Sánchez-Montijano
Immigration, elections and political behaviour


Joaquín Arango
Efficacy versus principles: harsh immigration and asylum policies in the United States and Europe

Sergi Pardos-Prado
Attitudes to immigration and electoral behaviour in Europe

Sebastian Rinken
Attitudes to immigration and electoral behaviour in Spain

Lorenzo Cachón Rodríguez and María Aysa-Lastra
The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration: an international social contract

Rafael Alarcón
Migrants seeking asylum in the United States await in Mexican border cities


Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas and Francesco Pasetti
More asylum applications, same reception? The reception system in Spain since 2015

Almudena Cortés Maisonave
Migrant and refugee women on the Spain´s southern border: embodied violence and gender resistance


Begoña Santos Olmeda
Victims of trafficking in Spain: the international protection system

Mercedes Gema Jiménez Álvarez
Disappearances of unaccompanied foreign minors in Spain: an initial approach to their significance

Raimundo Otero-Enríquez, Joaquín García-Abad, Josefina Domínguez-Mujica and Antía Pérez-Caramés
Immigration and territorial dynamics in Spain: crisis and recovery (2008–2017)

Encarnación La Spina
Quota system and/or private sponsorship? Refugee reception in the EU and Canada

Irene Lebrusán Murillo, Pierina Cáceres Arévalo and Elisa Brey
Domestic service as a means of accessing administrative regularisation in Spain

Adriana Șuiu
“Spain is my home”: mobility in the Romanian diaspora

IV. BOOK REVIEWS (subjects)

Dévika Pérez Medina
Xenia or Xenophobia? Between integration and security in Spain

Lucas Gatica
Europe at the crossroads of migration

María González Flores
The agency of refugees

Alfredo Crespo Alcázar
An object of study with multiple wrinkles

Maria Guadalupe Begazo Melgar
In between worlds: refugees and stateless in search for protection and recognition


Francesc Fàbregues and Oriol Farrés
Immigration in Spain
Immigration in Europe