Debating Migration to Europe

Welfare vs Identity

This concise, pointed contribution to the ongoing debate in Europe on the controversial phenomena of migration will appeal to the general reader, represent a significant contribution to the scholarly debate, and be an essential teaching and discussion tool.


A brief introduction from the editor, setting the contours of the political debate on migration today in Europe, prepares the reader for the book’s debate. This is followed by two very powerful and contrasting statements for and against migration to Europe, and a response from each contributor to the other.

The pro-immigration chapter is written by Philippe Fargues, one of our most eminent migration scholars, whilst the anti-immigration chapter written by Anatol Lieven, a renowned expert on nationalism. The authors engage directly with the other’s position, deepening the debate and searching for common ground, and suggesting solutions.

This text will be of key interest to readers, scholars, and students of international migration, migration and development, European politics, political theory, and more broadly to public policy and international relations.

Table of Contents

1. The Debate on Migration in Europe and Beyond [Raffaele Marchetti] 2. For: Maintaining Europe’s Place in the World [Philippe Fargues] 3. Against: Limiting Migration to Preserve European Social Peace [Peter Paul Anatol Lieven] 4. A Reply to the Anti-Immigration Stance [Philippe Fargues] 5. A Reply to the Pro-Immigration Stance [Peter Paul Anatol Lieven]

About the Series

World Politics and Dialogues of Civilizations

This new series focuses on the key challenges in world politics with a critical and pluralist angle.

It assumes that mutual understanding is the fundamental prerequisite for humankind’s inclusive development, and that open, respectful, and equitable dialogue among different cultural and civilizational frameworks is essential in these times of dramatic global change and uncertainty for developing effective cooperation and partnership.

The series aims to explore alternative models of the social, political and economic developments at regional and world levels in order to advance theoretical understanding, promote political debate, and provide policy-oriented advice on six broad macro-areas:

  • POLICIES, INSTITUTIONS, AND SHARED PROSPERITY (examines how the international community, including state and non-state actors alike, can generate shared prosperity through common policies)
  • INFRASTRUCTURE for gLOBAL INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT (analyses how the development of infrastructure promotes social and economic justice)
  • THE ECONOMY BEYOND THE FAILURE OF CONVENTIONAL MODELS (studies how non-mainstream approaches respond to the failures of neo-liberal economic models)
  • EAST AND WEST, north and south (addresses the question of how cultural and political identities can survive and flourish in the context of globalization)
  • CIVILISATIONS AGAINST THE THREAT OF SOCIAL BARBARISM (explores the way social barbarism has become part of contemporary socio-philosophical discourse)
  • LIFE SPACE FOR HUMANITY (explores how different family systems and social structures of different civilisations are related to civil cohesion and economic development)

The series is linked to the research carried out by the Dialogue of Civilization-DoC Research Institute (Berlin), but it is open to external contribution. Indeed, dissonant voices/opinions, if adequately formulated, are welcome in the debate that the series encourages.

Different formats apply to the series, ranging from ‘short-form’ issue based polemical/discussion readers on key topics to standard monograph length more academic titles and research edited collections.

If you have an idea for a new book in the Routledge Series on World Politics through Dialogue of Civilizations, please contact the Series Editor: Raffaele Marchetti

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Raffaele Marchetti

Assistant professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and the School of Government of LUISS,

Raffaele Marchetti (Laurea, Rome; PhD, London) is assistant professor in International Relations at the Faculty of Political Science and the School of Government of LUISS where he holds a Jean Monnet European Module on EU’s Engagement with Civil Society funded by the European Commission. His research interest concerns globalization, global governance, and transnational civil society. He was scientific coordinator of FP6 Strep project SHUR. Human Rights in Conflicts: The Role of Civil Society; and was Fellow at the European University Institute, the Italian National Research Council-CNR, and in the Network of Excellent GARNET. Global Governance, Regionalisation & Regulation. He was also research contractor for the FP6 research project DEMOS. Democracy in Europe and the Mobilization of Society, and the European Union Institute for Security Studies-EUISS. He taught at LSE, American University of Rome, John Cabot University, Universite de Geneve, and University of Naples L’Orientale and carried out research at University of Exeter, University of Nottingham, and University of Urbino. In 2005, he received the Lawrence S. Finkelstein Award by the International Studies Association-ISA, Section on International Organization. He has published 8 books/edited books and more than 50 articles in journals/edited books. He is currently completing a book on The Other Side of Global Politics: Goals, Strategies, and Impact of Civil Society Mobilizations and working on a long-term project on Constructing Global Legitimacy.