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Managing Labour Migration in EuropeIdeas, Knowledge and Policy Change$
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Alex Balch

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719080722

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719080722.001.0001

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Labour migration policy theory – the state of the art

Labour migration policy theory – the state of the art

(p.17) 2 Labour migration policy theory – the state of the art
Managing Labour Migration in Europe

Alex Balch

Manchester University Press

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

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