New book - Irregular Migration

book coverTriandafyllidou, A. and Maroukis, T. (2011) Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe, London: Palgrave, forthcoming.

This book surveys the phenomenon of migrant smuggling across the Mediterranean. It looks at the routes of irregular migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Spain and Italy. It meticulously analyses the phenomenon of migrant smuggling with a focus on the routes that lead from Africa and Asia via Turkey to Greece. The book questions to what extent migrant smuggling is a business or indeed a social process enmeshed in origin and transit countries’ social networks.