Free Movement?: The Onward Migration of EU Citizens Born in Somalia, Iran, and Nigeria
2016 (English)In: Population, Space and Place, ISSN 1544-8444, E-ISSN 1544-8452, Vol. 22, no 1, 84-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Research into the mobility of European Union (EU) citizens has contributed to a better understanding of the social effects of European integration. A growing body of literature highlights that naturalised third-country nationals are also making use of their 'freedomof movement'. This paper proposes a typology of 'new EU citizens' who onward migrate between member states. It draws on relevant statistics and qualitative empirical research carried out with Dutch-Somalis, Swedish-Iranians, and German-Nigerians who relocated to the UK. In contrast to research with native-born EU movers, our findings indicate that the majority of naturalised EU citizens onward migrated as a result of the discrimination and racism they experienced in their previous place of residence. In this paper, we conceptualise the interactions of integration and transnationalism as a potential trigger for onward migration. We illustrate how onward migrants are able to complete certain aspects of their integration process in a second member state. Moreover, we show how migrants maintain transnational ties across several destinations and therefore contribute to a broader understanding of transnationalism.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 22, no 1, 84-98 p.
EU citizenship, integration, onward migration, racism, third-country nationals, transnationalism
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-283677DOI: 10.1002/psp.1869ISI: 000371830900006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-283677DiVA: diva2:919498
FunderEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, PIEF-GA-2008-219485