This paper focuses on migration from Pakistan to Greece in an attempt to uncover the dynamics of the regulation of irregular migration (and asylum-seeking) in Greece. It examines the factors, policies, and actors that influence the plans, actions, and decisions Pakistanis make before leaving their country and when arriving in Greece. After setting the background against which Pakistanis enter and settle in the country, we trace these migrants’ decision-making process throughout their movement based on a series of qualitative interviews. While a variety of actors and factors are at play in the way people move from the one country to the other, masculinity emerges as the framework within which these come together.
AhmadA.N.SchroverM.van der leunJ.LucassenL.QuispelC.‘The romantic appeal of illegal migration: Gender, masculinity and human smuggling from Pakistan’Illegal Migration and Gender in a Global and Historical Perspective2008AmsterdamAmsterdam University Press126150
DermentzopoulosC.SalvanouA.KambouriH.Culture, Identity and Movement: A Study in the Social Anthropology of The Everyday Life and Popular Representations of Migrants From Pakistan in N. IoniaJohn S. Latsis Public Benefit Foundation2009available online at http://www.latsis-foundation.org/files/Programmes2008-2009/Dermentzopoulos%20FINAL%20REPORT.pdf
DüvellF.Pathways into Irregularity: The Social Construction of Irregular Migration, Comparative Policy brief CLANDESTINO project2009available online at http://clandestino.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/clandestino_policy_brief_comparative_pathways.pdf
DüvellF.TriandafyllidouA.VollmerB.Ethical Issues in Irregular Migration Research, Research project CLANDESTINO, Undocumented Migration: Counting the Uncountable, Data and Trends across Europe2008available online at http://clandestino.eliamep.gr/
HatziprokopiouP.TriandafyllidouA.Governing Irregular Migration: States, Migrants and Intermediaries at the Age of Globalisation. IRMA research project2013available online at http://irma.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/IRMA-Concept-Paper-EN.pdf
HRWStuck in a Revolving Door: Iraqis and other Asylum Seekers and Migrants at the Greece/Turkey Entrance to the European Union2008available online at https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/greeceturkey1108_webwcover.pdf
LeghariI.U.Pakistani Immigrants in Greece: From Changing Pattern of Migration to Diaspora Politics and Transnationalism2009presented at the 4th LSE PhD Symposium on Contemporary Greece, London School of Economicsavailable online at http://www2.lse.ac.uk/europeanInstitute/research/hellenicObservatory/pdf/4th_%20Symposium/PAPERS_PPS/ETHNICITY_IMMIGRATION/LEGHARI.pdf
MSCIPress Release: MSCI Announces the Results of the 2013 Annual Market Classification Review, Geneva, June 11, 20132013available online at https://www.msci.com/eqb/pressreleases/archive/2013_Mkt_Class_PR.pdf
PunchS.Migration Projects: Children on the Move for Work and Education2007paper presented at the Workshop on Independent Child Migrants: Policy Debates and Dilemmas, Londonavailable online at http://www.migrationdrc.org/news/reports/icm/Punch_migration_paper.pdf
TonchevP.Asian Migrants in Greece: Origins Status and Prospects2007Institute of International Economic Relations, Department of Asian Studiesavailable online at http://www.idec.gr/iier/new/asian_migrants_en.pdf
TriandafyllidouA.MaroufofM.Immigration towards Greece at the Eve of the 21st Century2008A Critical Assessment, ELIAMEPJune 2008Athensavailable online at http://www.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/en/2009/10/idea_wp4_greece8.pdf
TriandafyllidouA.MaroufofM.DimitriadiA.YousefK.Migration in GreeceRecent Developments in 20142014areport prepared for the OECD Network of International Migration Experts6–8 October 2014Parisavailable online at http://www.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Migration-in-Greece-Recent-Developments-2014_2.pdf
TriandafyllidouA.AngeliD.DimitriadiA.Detention as Punishment: Can indefinite detention be Greece’s main policy tool to manage its irregular migrant population?midas Policy Brief2014bavailable online at http://www.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Polic-brief-Detention-in-Greece-1.pdf
YousefK.The Vicious Circle of Irregular Migration from Pakistan to Greece and Back to Pakistanirma research project2013available online at http://irma.eliamep.gr/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/IRMA-Background-Report_PAKISTAN.pdf
In early2013a young Pakistani national Shehzad Luqman was murdered allegedly due to racist motivations. A few months later a member of the far-right Golden Dawn party was charged with the murder of Pavlos Fyssas a Greek anti-fascist musician: many interviewees lamented the fact that it took the murder of a Greek for police and justice to finally react to the far-right violence.