Immigration and asylum, at the center of the political arena

«Immigration and asylum, at the center of the political arena». Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración 2018

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

Along with the traditional analysis of the state and evolution of immigration in Spain, the 2018 issue of the Anuario CIDOB de la Inmigración seeks to highlight the establishment of immigration and asylum at the centre of the political arena in Europe and the United States. Among other issues, this has led to a negative hyperpoliticisation of the phenomenon in both regions, which are among those that receive the highest levels of immigration in the world, and where far-right and populist forces – for whom rejecting immigration is their main rallying call – continue to enjoy growing support. This year's issue of the Anuario also reflects on issues as important as the situation of young people of foreign origin (second generations) and the effect of the economic crisis on the integration of immigrants in Spain.

ISBN: 978-84-92511-60-0

E-ISSN: 2462-6740 (Old ISSN: 2385-4987) 
ISSN: 2462-6732 (Old ISSN: 1888-251X)


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Publication content


Joaquín Arango, Ramón Mahía, David Moya, and Elena Sánchez-Montijano
Immigration and asylum, at the center of the political arena


Alessio D’Angelo
Migration flows in the Mediterranean numbers, politics and multiple crises

Tjitske Akkerman
Radical right parties and immigration policies in the EU

Mark Hugo Lopez
The desire to emigrate in Sub-saharan Africa


Ramón Mahía
Spain’s resident foreign population: evolution, basic characteristics and economic integration

Ignacio García Vitoria
A decade of failed asylum regulation development in Spain: obstacles and divergent interpretations

Laura Oso
Women migrants in Spain: bastions of resistance after the economic crisis


Alejandro Portes, Rosa Aparicio and William Haller
Growing up in Spain: integration of the children of immigrants

Albert F. Arcarons and Jacobo Muñoz Comet
Unemployment and temporality among immigrants who arrived in Spain as children

Silvia Carrasco, Jordi Pàmies and Laia Narciso
Early school leaving and foreign-origin students in Spain: an invisible problem?

Sebastian Rinken, Dirk Godenau and Antidio Martínez de Lizarrondo Artola
Immigrant integration in Spain: different patterns in distinct stages of the crisis?

Andrea Romano
Refugee resettlement programmes in the EU: current trends and the repercussions in Spain

Yoan Molinero Gerbeau
The privatisation of temporary migration programmes in spain as a post-crisis effect

Annalisa Maitilasso
Malian migration in Spain: “unassisted” returns and transnational mobility

Berta Güell
The impact of the crisis on Barcelona’s ethnic pakistani economy