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It Is All About Being Happy in Search of Security
It Is All About Being Happy in Search of Security

Author(s): Ibrahim Sirkeci
Subject(s): Labor relations, Migration Studies, Asylum, Refugees, Migration as Policy-fields
Published by: Transnational Press London
Keywords: Migration; Europe; US; rethink; human mobility; refugees; Cold War ;Geneva Convention; economic growth; labour; Germany; European countries; guest workers;
Summary/Abstract: Migration recently has been discussed in a very negative context. As Europe and the US moved towards right, we have to rethink human mobility and push for informed debates. Terminology used to describe migration and refugees is old, outdated and problematic. They were largely designed for the Cold War era and for a special category of people. The 1951 Geneva Convention had set the ground rules for treating refugees. Then, economic growth was the dominant character with clear need for foreign labour as Germany and other European countries signed multiple bilateral labour exchange agreements with the countries in the South to recruit millions of “guest workers” from the 1950s till the early 1970s.

  • Page Range: 8-10
  • Page Count: 3
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English