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Title Socio-legal integration : Polish post-2004 EU enlargement migrants in the United Kingdom / by Agnieszka Kubal.

Author Kubal, Agnieszka, 1983-
Publisher Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2012.
Location Call number Status
 Biddle  KD4139.P65 K83 2012    Available
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Notes Includes index
Reprint List of Figures and Tables ix
Preface and Acknowledgments xi
1. Introduction 1
Factors of Socio-Legal Integration 2
Introducing the Legal Culture Perspective 6
Away from Cultural Determinism 11
Structure of the Book 13
2. Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Migrants in a New Socio-Legal Environment 17
Assimilation, Acculturation, Integration 17
Transnationalism as a Response to the Changing Profile of Migration 21
Culture as a Factor in Understanding Migrants in the New Environment 23
Socio-Legal Perspectives on Researching Migrants in the Host Country 27
Researching Migrants' Relationship with Law: Towards an Integrated Approach 44
3. Polish Post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the UK: Case Study 47
Profile of the Group 52
Polish Migrants in the Migration Research 57
A Note on Methods 64
4. The British Legal Environment in the Context of the 2004 EU Enlargement Free Movement Regime 67
Free Movement of People in the EU Primary Legislation 68
Free Movement of People in the EU Secondary Legislation 71
The Treaty of Accession 2003: Transition Provisions 74
British Response to the Transition Provisions: The 2004 Immigration Regulations 77
Workplace Regulations in the UK 90
Beyond the Legal Environment 98
5. Polish Migrants in the British Legal Environment: The Question of Semi-Legality 101
Responses to the Immigration Regulations 108
Responses to the Workplace Regulations 111
Semi-Legality 121
Explaining Semi-Legality 127
6. The Polish Socio-Legal Tradition 131
Common Sources of Western and Polish Law 132
The Ambivalent Reception of Roman Law 133
Law as Freedom 134
Law without Authority 138
Adapting Legal Tradition: Relationships with the State 142
From Legal Tradition to Legal Culture 149
7. Polish Contemporary Legal Culture in Comparative Perspective 151
The Image of Law: Law as Rules versus Law as Structure 151
Freedom from Law versus Freedom within the Law 157
Law without Authority versus Binding Law 161
Consequences for Law Enforcement 166
The Normative Gap in Polish Experiences of Law 170
Polish Experiences of Workplace Regulations 173
The Choice of Semi-Legality over Legality 181
Recognizing the Role of Legal Culture 185
8. Gradual Legality: Changing Behaviour, Changing Attitudes 187
Behaviour and Attitudes in the Cultural Context 187
Gradual Legality 189
Changing Attitudes: Legality as a Value 196
Conclusions: Towards an Improved Understanding of Migrants' Socio-Legal Integration 200
Appendix 211
Bibliography 213
Index 239
Subject Emigration and immigration law -- Great Britain.
Polish people -- Great Britain.
Immigrants -- Great Britain.
Emigration and immigration law -- European Union countries.
Immigrants -- European Union countries.
Sociological jurisprudence.
Alt Series 2011047350
ISBN 9781409436997 (hardback : alk. paper)
1409436993 (hardback : alk. paper)
9781409437000 (ebook)
1409437000 (ebook)