Tracing the future of migrants’ labour relations: Experiences of institutionalised migrant precarity in Denmark and Greece

Martin Bak Jørgensen, Konstantinos Floros

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Abstract

Restrictive migration laws, fracturing of citizenship and neoliberal labour markets intertwine with persistent migration flows to produce migrant precarity in the
European context. This article examines the institutionalisation of precarious and unfree labour conditions for migrants in Denmark and Greece, through the
enactment of laws and policy initiatives. The article situates itself in a literature regarding migrant precarity and its institutionalisation, unfree and informal labour
and the production of immobility, which points to their interrelation as a constitutive element of modern European economies. In both cases, we can identify a retrenchment of rights and likewise the cases indicate that a fractured citizenship is instrumentalised in producing various types of immobility. The article concludes that despite differences between the European North and South we can identify a situation of unfree labour characterised by a lack of real or acceptable alternatives,
within a setting of coercive geographies.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102120
JournalPolitical Geography
Volume77
Issue numberMarch
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
ISSN0962-6298
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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Tracing the future of migrants’ labour relations : Experiences of institutionalised migrant precarity in Denmark and Greece. / Jørgensen, Martin Bak; Floros, Konstantinos.

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