Labour migration policy theory – the state of the art

Alex Balch

in Managing Labour Migration in Europe

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780719080722
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701805 | DOI:
Labour migration policy theory – the state of the art

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This chapter examines the development of policy theory as it relates to labour migration, exploring the conceptualisations of ideas and knowledge in the policy process according to each account. It reviews existing theories of migration policy-making and evaluates their application to the cases of Spain and Great Britain. This chapter also identifies a range of possible intervening variables that could affect ideas and knowledge about migration, including migratory history, demographic factors and political system.

Keywords: policy theory; labour migration; ideas; knowledge; policy process; Spain; Great Britain; migratory history; demographic factors; political system

Chapter.  5777 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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