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Migration: Policies and Laws: Western Europe
(1,972 words)

Contemporary migration to Western Europe and migrant-driven community building inside European cities has increasingly become feminized. Nevertheless, this development until now has not been adequately reflected either in national or in supranational migration policies and legal frameworks. Women from Muslim countries of origin have always been present in twentieth-century migrations toward Europe, mainly – as in the French, British, Dutch, and Spanish cases – reflecting colonial and postcolonia…

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Dietz, Gunther, “Migration: Policies and Laws: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0268f>
First published online: 2009



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