Albania on the Move
Albania on the Move
Links between Internal and International Migration
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1 Introduction 1.1 Why link internal and international migration in development? 1.2 Albania: Some background notes 1.3 About the book 1.4 Methods and sites of data collection 1.5 Some ethical issues 1.6 Book outline 2 The migration-development nexus 2.1 Internal and international migration: Towards an integrated approach 2.2 Migration and development 2.3 Social fields: Linking internal and international migration 2.4 Conclusion 3 Albanian migration and development 3.1 Historical migration 3.2 Albania 1945-1990: An era of no migration? 3.3 ‘A new migration order’: Contemporary migration in Albania 3.4 Trends and patterns of internal migration 3.5 Combined developmental effects of internal and international migration 3.6 Conclusion 4 Leaving home: Migration patterns and dynamics 4.1 General patterns and destinations 4.2 Differences between the two types of migration 4.3 Sequencing internal and international migration 4.4 Conclusion 5 Across the border: Migrants in Thessaloniki 5.1 Leaving Albania and arriving in Thessaloniki 5.2 Identity and survival, or strategies to ‘fit in’ 5.3 The nightmare of ‘papers’: The effect of ineffective immigration policy 5.4 Work and gendered labour markets 5.5 Housing and spatial location 5.6 Incorporation, assimilation and return: Between myth and reality 5.7 Conclusion 6 Family, migration and socio-economic change 6.1 The difference that money makes: Remittances 6.2 Social remittances or the wisdom of a traveller 6.3 ‘I am a man and a woman’, or the gendered household 6.4 Migration as a rite of passage for young men 6.5 Transnational family and care 6.6 Conclusion 7 Migration and Albania’s dynamic transformation 7.1 The village, the city and the rural town 7.2 Albania’s socio-economic polarisation revisited 7.3 Conclusion 8 Conclusions and recommendations 8.1 Dynamics of internal and international migration in development processes 8.2 Migration and development: The role of policy 8.3 Achievements and limitations of the study and future research

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“Mastery of migration theory and a fine ethnographic sensibility combine in this careful and intelligent research. Linking internal and international migration, Julie Vullnetari sheds new light on a major phenomenon in Europe.” - Gilles de Rapper, Researcher, Institute of Mediterranean, European and Comparative Ethnology, Aix-en-Provence “An outstanding book in every respect, contributing to the field of transnational studies and our understanding of Albania's internal and international migration. This research has significant policy implications for how we view the relation between migration and development.”-- Ulrike Hanna Meinhof, Director, Centre for Transnational Studies, University of Southampton, UK “Bridging a major gap, this study is one of few to effectively investigate the interrelationships between internal and international migration. A valuable contribution to migration studies.” -- Ayman Zohry, President, Egyptian Society for Migration Studies, Cairo

Julia Vullnetari

Albania on the Move

Links between Internal and International Migration

This academic and personal journey into Albania’s post-communist society examines the links between internal and international migration in one of Europe’s poorest countries. The author follows rural migrants to urban destinations both within Albania and in neighbouring Greece. Their lives and experiences are captured in150 interviews, alongside group discussions and ethnographic observations.
This rich empirical material is analysed with reference to an extensive body of literature. The author’s own experience as a migrant and reflections as a researcher studying her own communities of origin add valuable insights. The result is a demonstration of the complexity of the links between internal and international migration, especially from a development perspective.

Winner of the first IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award

Julia Vullnetari

Julie Vullnetari is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex.