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Guillemot and Shubin (2010) Searching jobs for 'better life': Understanding employment mobility and well-being of Eastern European migrants in France and Scotland Guillemot and Shubin (2010) explore both the theoretical and practical issues connected to the employment and well-being of Eastern European migrants in France (Anjou) and Scotland (Aberdeenshire) and questions related concepts and policies on migration and integration. The article covers emerging mobile lifestyles and the subsequent need for social policy to correspondingly adapt and highlights the potential barrier created by EU policies intended to limit migration through focusing on illegal labour and favouring seasonal or highly skilled labour. The authors anticipate that while the possibility of a reduction in the demand for migrant labour and lower employment opportunities emanating from economic instability, may also elicit an increase in xenophobia as witnessed during the 2010 French regional elections. For further studies on Eastern European migrant mobility see Shubin (2012a; 2012b) which consider the influence of faith and the church in the experiences of Eastern European migrant integration; and Shubin and Dickey (2013) who explore the interplay between migrant mobility and employment of Eastern European workers across Scotland. Read More Visit site Free EU Aberdeenshire Academic research
Moskal (2013b) Transnational social networks, human capital and economic resources of Polish immigrants in Scotland Moskal’s (2013b) study explores migrants’ use of resources (social, cultural and economic capital) using evidence gathered through surveys and interviews conducted with Polish migrants in Scotland during 2006-2007. The study set out to explore the group’s integration into Scottish society. In addition, the research explores Polish migrants’ transnational connections. The study builds on previous work which has shown persistent connections between a migrant’s country of origin and settlement. These links are multi-faceted and have a significant influence on the lives of migrants. The study examines emerging, new forms of mobility to which multiple identities are associated along with transnational connections, which reflect current patterns of movement facilitated by the flexibility of European Union policy. Overall, this study by Moskal (2013b) highlights the fading distinction between internal and international migration in the context of post-enlargement Europe. Also see Moskal (2013a) for an additional study which examines social and cultural capital and labour mobility in a transnational context between Poland and Scotland. Read More Visit site Free EU Scotland Book
Shubin (2011) “Where Can a Gypsy Stop?” Rethinking mobility in Scotland Shubin (2011) provides a socio-cultural study examining how access and participation within Scottish society is impacted on by Scottish Travellers’ itinerant lifestyle. In addition, the research looks at how the Traveller way of life is portrayed. Moves to accommodate the practice of Scotland’s Traveller community (both politically and economically) are assessed through analysis of empirical research findings. As a result, Shubin (2011) is able to examine how general understandings of Traveller practice neglect key elements of their nomadic way of life. Formal definitions of travel are found to be constrictive and serve only to perpetuate Traveller marginalisation. For further studies on mobility and exclusion, see Shubin (2012a), Shubin (2012b) and Shubin and Dickey (2013). Also see Bromley et al. (2007) on Scottish attitudes to discrimination, de Lima et al. (2011) includes consideration of Traveller ethnicity within a study of ethnicity and poverty and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) discuss how marginalisation of Traveller children can be addressed within the school environment. Read More Visit site £ Scotland Journal article
Shubin (2012a) Living on the move: Mobility, religion and exclusion of Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland In this study of transnational mobility, Shubin (2012a) focuses on the importance of spirituality to Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland. The author argues that an understanding of the spirituality of the migrant group is key to bridging the social gaps created by migration. Rural institutions - including the church – often neglect this aspect of migrant identity. Recognition of the migrants’ spirituality is seen as integral to tackling migration-induced community division and, to the construction of new social environments. Also see Shubin (2012b) which finds that churches’ failure to consider the complexities of migration experiences of Eastern European migrants is inhibiting integration and Shubin and Dickey (2013) who explore the interplay between migrant mobility and employment of Eastern European workers across Scotland. Also see Shubin (2011) on the impact of an itinerant lifestyle and Deuchar and Bhopal (2013) on addressing marginalisation within the school environment. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article
Shubin (2012b) The Church and mobility: Dealing with the exclusion of Eastern European migrants in Rural Scotland Shubin (2012b) argues that rural institutions and the church often fail to recognise the complexities of migration as experienced by Eastern European migrants to Scotland. As a result, these institutions can be slow to recognise and support migrants’ needs. This failure can inhibit integration and lead to exclusion. The research takes account of the intricacies of migrants’ wider social links alongside their own support strategies and networks. The article provides an interesting account of ways in which the church in Scotland might explore its own role in the process of encouraging migrant inclusion. In addition, the church, together with other rural institutions, can make pro-active changes which would demonstrate an appreciation of the migrant experience. Ultimately, such steps could empower marginalised communities in Scotland’s rural areas. Also see the study by Shubin (2012a) which focuses on the importance of spirituality to Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland. Read More Visit site £ EU Scotland Journal article
Stewart (2009) New issues in refugee research: The integration and onward migration of refugees in Scotland: A review of the evidence This research paper by Stewart (2009) sets out to establish the central importance of mobility in research on refugee integration. The paper gives a contextual background which considers existing UK policy on asylum. This is followed by a discussion of theoretical aspects of the study of refugee integration. The study draws on Scottish Refugee Council (SRC) data - including a case study of Glasgow – to identify the individual diversity and geographical characteristics of onward migration. These factors are considered both during the process of seeking asylum and post asylum decision. The author makes use of the SRC data to question how refugee integration may be connected to onward migration and to consider any influences involved in individual migratory decision-making. The study also examines how such factors may shed light on the process of refugee integration. For further studies on the onward migration of refugees see Stewart (2012) and see Ager and Strang (2010) on refugee integration. Read More Visit site Free Asylum seeker, Refugee Glasgow City, Scotland Independent research