Eurostars and Eurocities: Free Movement and Mobility in an Integrating Europe
A Management Consultant’s Tale.
2. NEW AMSTERDAM.
A Logistics Manager’s Tale.
3. LONDON CALLS.
A Data Analyst’s Tale.
An Architect’s Tale.
An Estate Agent’s Tale.
6. MOBILITY (1).
A Social Worker’s Tale.
7. MOBILITY (2).
A Landlady’s Tale.
A Businessman’s Tale.
9. INTEGRATION (1).
A Graphic Designer’s Tale.
10. INTEGRATION (2).
A Media Manager’s Tale.
11. LONDON LOVES.
A City Broker’s Tale.
12. OLD AMSTERDAM.
A Journalist’s Tale.
An IT Consultant’s Tale.
Appendix 1: Summary of interviews.
Appendix 2: A note on methodology.
Index of interviewees.
"Self-consciously and by design not a conventional social science product, Favell's book propels the reader much as a novel would into the private lives of 60 'pioneers of European integration,' educated and highly skilled trailblazers representing the 'small but symbolically powerful population' who have voluntarily left their 'nation-state society' to reap the rewards of denizenship in a big, rich Eurocity in northwest Europe." (American Journal of Sociology, September 2009)
"Favell analyses the new migration trends, challenges to the welfare state, and forms of urban cosmopolitanism linked to processes of European integration." (European Urban Knowledge Network Research & Practice Review, February 2009)
"In his new book, sociologist Adrian Favell challenges the belief that 'Eurostars' or high-flying expat Europeans, can live successfully anywhere in the EU." (Time Out Amsterdam, January 2009)
- Based on 60 interviews in Amsterdam, London and Brussels, and featuring 13 in-depth portraits of resident foreign professionals
- Examines the mobility, lifestyle and career opportunities created by the borderless society of the European Union, as well as the barriers that still persist
- Analyzes the new migration trends, challenges to the welfare state, and forms of urban cosmopolitanism linked to processes of European integration
- A rare combination of literary style and scholarly analysis