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Agency, networks and policy: the case of Poles in Greece

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posted on 2023-06-07, 17:05 authored by Anastasia Christou
This article is based on fieldwork conducted with Polish migrants in Athens, as well as key informants and policy makers as a case study for a larger project on Immigrants, Policies and Migration Systems. An Ethnographic Comparative Approach (MIGSYS). The article aims to provide a first reflective account of the trajectory of the group under study and how migration patterns have been shaped and affected by existing migration policies based on a pilot study of a small sample of first generation migrants and policy makers. Key themes such as the process of migration, structural factors involved, migrant agency and networks are discussed in identifying the nodal points and the relevant policies that may affect the migrants' decision at each nodal point. The article presents the main patterns of settlement of the group and highlights the most important discrepancies between policies, migrant plans and their implementation. Finally, a discussion of the overall results of the pilot study aims to provide suggestions for further research.

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Publication status

  • Published

Journal

Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies

ISSN

1556-2948

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Issue

3

Volume

6

Page range

312-325

Pages

14.0

Department affiliated with

  • Geography Publications

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  • No

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Legacy Posted Date

2012-02-06

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