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EU Enlargement and Turkish Labour Migration

By Gönül Oğuz

This book provides an accessible and comprehensive evaluation of labor migration in general and Turkish labor migration to the European Union in particular. Gönül Oguz introduces the link between the European integration process and Turkish labor migration and focuses on critical issues and policies relating to economic, demographic, political, and social implications of the EU’s eastern enlargement.

Advance praise for EU Enlargement and Turkish Labour Migration “It is surprising, given the longevity of migrant flows from Turkey into Western Europe, that there has so far been no similar text, and the author is to be congratulated on taking on the job. The arguments presented are well-supported by empirical data and by an extensive bibliography. It is clearly written and will be a welcome addition to the bookshelves of academics, policymakers, and other interested parties.”—John Salt, emeritus professor of geography and director of the Migration Research Unit, University College London

“Gönül Oguz critically examines the issues of Turkey-related migration in the context of European enlargement, and provides stimulating answers to many questions fundamental to an understanding of the burning issues.”—Ahmet Içduygu, professor of international relations and director of the Migration Research Program, Koç University

“This provocative book argues that Turkish accession to the EU is more likely to be associated with a test-the-waters migration hump rather than an ongoing wave of Turkish migrants to EU member states.”—Philip Martin, professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California–Davis, and chair of the University of California Comparative Immigration and Integration Program

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