Ana López-Sala

Ana López-Sala
Spanish National Research Council | CSIC · Instituto de Economía, Geografía y Demografía

PhD Migration Studies, CSIC

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The analysis of segments of the immigrant population with precarious legal status has been the subject of a broad − and critical − review in migration studies over the last two decades, especially those referring to migrants in an irregular situation. Thus, a good deal of research has focused on the political economy of irregular work (Gago 2018) o...
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The development of industrial agriculture in Spain has been accompanied, in recent decades, by an itinerant, recurrent and temporary mobility of immigrant workers between different productive enclaves. Although this group presents a wide internal diversity, an important segment of it is made up of workers in an irregular situation who participate i...
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The objective of this chapter is to provide a comprehensive description of the manner in which private actors are participating in migration management in Spain and to interpret the underlying reasons driving the development of this tendency. The interpretation will be based on the concept of migration control markets.
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La pandemia de la COVID-19 ha tenido un impacto disruptivo en las dinámicas de la movilidad internacional, afectando de forma particularmente severa a los refugiados. Este artículo analiza el impacto de la crisis sanitaria en la protección internacional, deteniéndose en sus efectos sobre distintas fases del proceso: el acceso al territorio, el acce...
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Disruptions to patterns of international mobility caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have affected refugees particularly severely. This article analyses the impact of the health crisis on international protection, particularly its effects on specific phases of the process: access to the territory, access to the procedure, and reception and its conditi...
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Prompted by economic uncertainties, socio-political instabilities, wars, persecutions or environmental changes, migrants seek refuge, safety and hope via perilous routes and journeys. Beyond responses to crises there is an important aspect of migration, especially in a long-term perspective, that requires sustainable, long-lasting solutions: the so...
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This article offers a state of the art of research on migration policies, participation and the political construction of immigration in Spain. It starts with an overview of migration policy, addressing the impact of the 2008 economic crisis on the configuration of the political agenda. Secondly, it addresses the political participation of immigran...
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Resumen La Covid-19 ha provocado una profunda crisis social en España que ha infligido una importante herida en las condiciones de vida de la población, pero especialmente en los sectores más vulnerables, entre los que destacan las comunidades inmigrantes. Durante esta crisis sanitaria, la toma de conciencia de los inmigrantes sinpapeles como sujet...
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En la regulación de las solicitudes de refugio en España y en el conjunto de la UE por motivo de orientación sexual e identidad de género encontramos una tensión entre, por un lado, un marco de reconocimiento crecientemente inclusivo que emana de la tendencia a mejorar la protección y sustentar los derechos de las personas LGTBI sometidas a proceso...
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Since the beginning of the 21st century, Romanian migrants have become one of the most significant national groups doing agricultural work in Spain, initially coming via a temporary migration program and later under several different modalities. However, despite their critical importance for the functioning of Europe’s largest agro-industry, the st...
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Since the beginning of the 21st century, Romanian migrants have become one of the most significant national groups doing agricultural work in Spain, initially coming via a temporary migration program and later under several different modalities. However, despite their critical importance for the functioning of Europe’s largest agro-industry, the st...
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Over the past two decades a growing number of non-state actors have became involved in the management of migration control. This pattern, which has been referred to as the privatisation of migration control, has revealed new constellations of public-private links in this area of migration policy. The objective of this article is to analyse the prac...
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A partir de un análisis que subraya las prácticas de contención del acceso de los refugiados desde el denominado paradigma disuasorio, este artículo usa la literatura del etiquetaje para investigar la gestión del refugio en la frontera sur española a lo largo de las últimas tres décadas. Además de detenernos en algunos elementos del marco regulator...
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Based on an analysis on the practices that have become generalized over the past few decades to limit refugees from entering the territory through what has been dominated the dissuasion paradigm, this article uses the literature on labeling to research how asylum has been managed at Spain's southern border over the past three decades. The analysis...
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A lo largo de la última década el enfoque de la industria migratoria ha tenido un amplio desarrollo en los estudios sobre la movilidad internacional de personas. Esta perspectiva ha tenido un particular desarrollo en la literatura de intersección sobre las nuevas formas que ha adoptado la regulación migratoria y los mecanismos de intermediación y p...
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This chapter examines the specific conditions and various aspects of migration control in these peripheral territories, how they lead to the violation of the rights of migrants and asylum seekers, and how they limit, constrict, and hinder effectively filing complaints. We will present a transversal analysis of four analytical elements that vividly...
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La creciente participación de actores no públicos en la implantación de las políticas del control migratorio, conocida como privatización, es una de las innovaciones de creciente importancia en la gestión de los flujos migratorios, con implicaciones para la soberanía, la jurisdicción, la legitimidad o la supervisión pública. La privatización y subc...
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Spanish reception policies for irregular immigrants and asylum seekers have become a political arena in which an increasing number of private actors, such as civil society organizations, are involved. Since the 1990s, Spain has developed a “joint management” formula, sometimes defined as a “collaboration model,” in which agreements with the third s...
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Over the past two decades, the creation of the European border regime has increasingly sparked acts of protest and resistance by immigrants and led to the creation of initiatives to defend immigrant rights. This activism has provoked many European states to formalize what is known in the literature as ‘crimes of solidarity’ in their legal systems....
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This article uses academic literature on acts of citizenship and performative citizenship to investigate the contestation, protest, and resistance actions carried out by the Marea Granate collective in defence of the citizenship rights of Spanish citizens living abroad. Marea Granate (Maroon Wave) is a transnational network of young Spanish emigran...
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Over the last 25 years the southern maritime border of the European Union witnessed the interaction of considerable and increasingly complex irregular migration flows in the Mediterranean with the progressive construction and implementation of restrictive migration control policies by the European Union and its member states at their external borde...
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The global economic and financial crisis had severe impact on southern European economies and stimulated growing numbers of mainly young migrants heading north, nurturing the fear of brain drain back home. This volume compiles recent research results on European south-north migration, addressing migration processes and practices, the management of...
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Until recently research on controlling irregular migration flows has been heavily biased toward what can be defined as an excessive state determinism that obviates the role of non-state institutions and organizations in this sphere of action. Although this state determinism (state-centric approach) has been academically contested by research that h...
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Los conceptos de enclave étnico (identificado con el negocio étnico), la segregación residencial (confundida con la concentración) y la diversidad del barrio donde se localizan dichos enclaves, aparecen indeleblemente asociados en nuestro imaginario. Poblaciones y territorios determinados ya lo habitaban, incluso antes del reciente boom migratorio...
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Until 2006 Spain witnessed growing irregular maritime immigration from the African continent. This intensification in irregular migration has led to the design and application of a migration control policy whose instrumental and institutional structures are becoming increasingly complex. Irregular immigration at maritime borders has been addressed...
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Programmes aimed at channelling seasonal workers to the labour market of European countries have a long tradition. Many of them started in the decades following World War II, but have changed a great deal over time, although the majority are aimed seasonal economic sectors, such as agriculture or tourism. Over the past few years reforms to these pr...
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In the last decade, the analysis of irregular migration and migration control has led to a fruitful debate among disciplines in the social sciences. At the heart of this discussion, which has also resulted in new dialogue between migration and border studies, lie the new functions and spatial dimensions of border action. The purpose of this paper i...
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At the end of the 1990s Spain began to design programs directed at recruiting seasonal workers for the agriculture sector. During the past decade, coinciding with a period of intense economic growth, these programs were applied in certain Spanish provinces with the objective of promoting forms of temporary and circular migration. The implementation...
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Spain has implemented a progressive and comprehensive multi-layered deterrence strategy to control unwanted migration at its borders. This strategy has evolved along three basic lines. Cooperation with African countries (externalization) has been key to fostering fast return procedures, whereas cooperation with the EU (communitarization through joi...
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Circular migration is an attractive term that has entered the academic and policy debate during the last decade in North America and Europe. The popularity of the concept is partly linked to the search of new formulas to manage international migration. In spite of this popularity circularity remains a vague and elusive concept, and definitions have...
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In the last two decades, temporary worker programs have experienced an unprecedented expansion as instruments of what is defined as the migration management approach. Various migrant rights activists have voiced concerns about the treatment of temporary migrants in these programs and taken initiative to advance their rights. For some migrant rights...
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This article analyses the evolution and implementation of Spanish policy to control irregular immigration via maritime routes over the past two decades. Starting from the premise that this policy was based on a comprehensive strategy of dissuasion to prevent, contain and hinder the arrival and settlement of irregular immigrants, for analytical purp...
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In this chapter we analyze the impact of the current economic crisis in Spain on the survival and organizational strategies of Latin American immigrant transnational associations. Specifically, we seek to revise the stability of the relations of these organizations and the public administration at all levels. The collaboration between the Spanish p...
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Circular migration is an attractive term that has entered the academic and policy debate during the last decade in North America and Europe. The popularity of the concept is partly linked to the search of new formulas to manage international migration. In spite of this popularity circularity remains a vague and elusive concept, and definitions have...
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For the past ten years, the management and promotion of circular migration flows has been a pivotal element of migration management policy in Spain, particularly of low-skilled workers in sectors such as seasonal agriculture and hospitality. It was commonly considered that this type of international mobility allows migrants to adapt to receiving co...
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Since the 1970’s, the global economy has been characterized by liberalization of trade and capital, but also by transnational movements of people. Recruitment of migrant workers has become popular in states facing the ever-changing nature of labour workers. Temporary labour migration has become an attractive resource in several low paid jobs within...
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After years of massive arrivals, the number of illegal immigrants arriving on Spanish shores by sea dropped considerably starting in 2006. This reduction was due in part to the success of the Spanish government’s and the European Union’s policies to ‘fight illegal immigration’. Our starting hypothesis is that the fight against illegal immigration b...
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The global economic crisis has changed the landscape of immigration dynamics and migration policies management in Spain, introducing a new immigration order. In this new context, the instruments used to manage migration have been reinvented and readapted to meet the objectives of an immigration policy that has radically changed. The aim of this art...
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The global economic crisis has changed the landscape of immigration dynamics and migration policies management in Spain, introducing a new immigration order. In this new context, the instruments used to manage migration have been reinvented and readapted to meet the objectives of an immigration policy that has radically changed. The aim of this art...
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Throughout the last decade, the search for more efficient and selective policies to control migratory flows has led to the development of new forms of intervention which make up what has denominated a new political design in the area of migration control. In this article, we have described the challenges that international migrations pose to the cl...
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For the past ten years the management and promotion of temporary and circular migration flows has been a pivotal element of migration management policy in Spain, particularly of low-skilled workers in sectors such as seasonal agriculture and hospitality. This type of international mobility is commonly considered to allow migrants to adapt to the la...
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IMMIGRANT ASSOCIATION AND ACCESS TO PUBLIC RESOURCES: the case of the municipality of Madrid Abstract: This paper explores the organizational conditionals that explain why immigrant associations in Spain have access to two basic resources required to develop transnational interventions in the field of co-development, namely access to public fundin...
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This paper explores the organizational conditionals that explain why immigrant associations in Spain have access to two basic resources required to develop transnational interventions, generally referred to as codevelopment strategies, namely access to public funding in the country of residence and contacts with authorities in countries of origin....
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The aim of this article is to explore and analyze the main goals and the evolution of immigration policy in Canada since 1850 to nowadays. As a country of immigration the question of migration regulation and the admission of immigrants became a central issue in the national and the academic debate around the identity and the management of pluralism...
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El presente artículo describe y analiza la presencia y la actividad comercial de la comunidad sindhi en Canarias, una de las diásporas asiáticas más antiguas y tradicionalmente más numerosas en España. Esta se caracteriza por su febril actividad comercial y por el mantenimiento de una red de contactos transnacional que muestra su implantación en má...
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La llegada de inmigración irregular en embarcaciones procedentes del cercano continente africano a las Islas Canarias ha situado a este archipiélago en el centro de la agenda política española y europea sobre inmigración. También ha convertido a esta región en un buen observatorio para entender los vínculos entre políticas migratorias y derechos hu...
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This article describes and compares immigration control policies and their outcomes in different countries and migration systems in the last decades. In the three decades after the Second World War migration and refugees issues received little attention in public debates. The quest to control migration flows has in many senses proved elusive. Altho...
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Since the dawn of the age of mass migration, over a century ago, scholars have provided general explanations and analytical frameworks for the phenomenon of human migration. Immigration has emerged as an important political issue in receiving countries during the ‘90s. In the disciplines and subdisciplines associated with the study of politics and...
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This paper looks for an explanation of the most recent trends in African migration to Spain. African migration is a growing phenomenon in the Iberian peninsula, as a labor supply for some economic sectors: commercial agriculture, construction, tourism and domestic services. Close to 95% of the African migrants in Spain are Moroccans. Nonetheless, o...
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Estudio que presenta desde una visión multiculturalista el análisis comparado acerca del fenómeno migratorio en los estados liberales y las políticas migratorias que han diseñado para su regulación y las consecuentes implicaciones políticas tanto interna como en el ámbito internacional.
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Las migraciones internacionales pueden ser consideradas uno de los fenómenos sociales que han suscitado mayor interés y debate académico en las Ciencias Sociales en las últimas décadas. A la preocupación sobre sus efectos económicos y demográficos se ha añadido su consideración como un proceso profundamente influyente en la conformación de dilemas...

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