Migrants trafficking and individual strategies: the formation of dynamic channels in international migration

Authors

  • João Peixoto SOCIUS, Institute of Economics and Business Administration (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v3i1.27

Keywords:

Trafficking, smuggling, illegal migration, Portugal

Abstract

In this paper, a discussion of the current modalities of migrants trafficking will be made, taking into account the vast expression that it acquires and its extremely dynamic character. The main empirical base is a recent research project carried out in Portugal, which considered both labour and sexual exploitation related flows. The underlying claim is that it is the conjunction of individual aspirations for migration, stringent migration policies and organised intermediary agents that lead to the surge of dynamic modalities for channelling flows. The fact that each agent actively interacts with the others explains the continuing changes in the process. 

How to Cite

Peixoto, J. (1). Migrants trafficking and individual strategies: the formation of dynamic channels in international migration. Migration Letters, 3(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.33182/ml.v3i1.27

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