Introduction: Between Individualization and Globalization: The Long-Term Premises to Free Movement PART I: THEORIZING FREE MOVEMENT: HISTORY, POLICIES, DEMOGRAPHICS 1. A Frontierless Continent: History of an Idea and its Realization 2. Why Free Movement? Assessing Policies and Rationales 3. Mobile Europeans: How Many are There, Where are They, What do They do? PART II: PRACTISING FREE MOVEMENT: SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES 4. 'Old' and 'New' Mobile Europeans: Integration Pathways Compared 5. A Sterile Citizenship? Intra-European Mobility and Political Participation 6. Spatial Mobility and European Identity: Towards a Sense of Shared Belonging Conclusion: Free Movement in Europe: Epitomizing the Age of Mobility?
With a particular focus on their integration paths, political participation and identifications, this book draws on large cross-national surveys of this specific population carried out between 2004 and 2012, as well as in-depth interviews and aggregate statistical data from a plethora of sources.