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dc.contributor.authorSarpong, D.en
dc.contributor.authorMaclean, M.en
dc.contributor.authorEyong, J.E.en
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-07T11:37:37Z
dc.date.available2018-11-07T11:37:37Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-02
dc.identifier.citationSarpong, D., Maclean, M. and Eyong, J. E. (2018) Cross-state mobility of European naturalised third-country nationals. European Urban and Regional Studies, 25,en
dc.identifier.issn0969-7764
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2086/17077
dc.descriptionThe file attached to this record is the author's final peer reviewed version. The Publisher's final version can be found by following the DOI link.en
dc.description.abstractDrawing on a framework that integrates discursive practices and relationalism, we explore the relevance of relational ties for the cross-state mobility of naturalised third-country nationals (NTCNs) within the European Union, examining how relational ties facilitate their mobility to the UK. Our data derive from in-depth interviews with NTCNs of West African origin living and working in the UK. Emphasising how co-ethnic diaspora-based networks produce (un)planned cross-state mobility outcomes, we identify five stages in the mobility process: sensemaking of an imperfect structural incorporation in the naturalised country; co-ethnic diaspora conversations; squaring circles; reconnaissance visits; and taking the plunge. Our study reveals how shared collective identities are replicated in transnational networks to inform mobility decisions. Although West African NTCNs may lack the social and cultural capital needed to exploit opportunities in industrialised societies, relationally they are well endowed. The geographically extended relational capital they bring with them, and the access to opportunities this affords, we suggest, helps compensate for deficits in situated social capital and constitutes a primary determinant of success in cross-state mobility.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.subjectCross-state mobilityen
dc.subjectEuropean Unionen
dc.subjectnaturalised third-country nationalsen
dc.subjectrelationalismen
dc.subjectsocial practiceen
dc.subjectWest African migrantsen
dc.titleCross-state mobility of European naturalised third-country nationalsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/0969776418798690
dc.researchgroupPeople, Organisation and Work Instituteen
dc.peerreviewedYesen
dc.funderNAen
dc.projectidNAen
dc.cclicenceCC-BY-NCen
dc.date.acceptance2018-11-02en
dc.researchinstitutePeople, Organisations and Work Institute (POWI)en


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