Changing Policy, Society, and Culture in an Enlarged Europe
The expansion of the European Union in May 2004 through the entry of ten countries from central and eastern Europe has generated considerable media interest. This book offers an analysis of the social and cultural processes bound up with migration flows between Britain and Bulgaria and places these flows in the wider European perspective.
The expansion of the European Union in May 2004 through the entry of ten countries from central and eastern Europe has generated considerable media interest; interest which was revived by further expansion in January 2007 when Bulgaria and Romania became the latest nations from the east to join. Rather than focus exclusively on changes within the EU labour market and related policy debates, this book offers a careful, grounded analysis of the social and cultural processes bound up with migration flows between Britain and Bulgaria and places these flows in the wider European perspective. As such, "Accession and Migration" will be of interest not only to migration scholars but also to policy makers at various local, national and international levels.
Introduction, John Eade and Yordanka Valkanova; Section 1 Policies towards Migration: Social, Economic and Cultural Dynamics: EU enlargement: a need for a redefinition of the national identity of new member states?, Andreas Pribersky; The contemporary development of the Bulgarian policy towards migration, Daryana Kotzeva; From 'open door' to 'closed door': UK policies on the free movement of workers, Lawrence Cooley and Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah.; Section 2 Going East: The British in Bulgaria: Property and transnational neoliberalism: the case of British migration to Bulgaria, Deema Kaneff; From foreigner to neighbour: a Standart view of the changing patterns of communication with British settlers in Bulgaria, Irina Chongarova; Britons in a Bulgarian province: social and cultural aspects of adaptation and intercommunication, Zhivko Ivanov.; Section 3 Going West: The Bulgarians and Other 'New' Europeans in Britain: Bulgarian immigrants and community cohesion in London and Brighton, Eugenia Markova; Being a rara avis: the educational experiences of Bulgarian children in Great Britain, Yordanka Valkanova; Settling or surviving in London? The experience of Poles and other 'A8' migrants in a global city borough, John Eade and Michael Garapich; Index.