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Why Semi-Legal? Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the United Kingdom

Kubal, AM; (2009) Why Semi-Legal? Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the United Kingdom. Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law , 23 (2) pp. 148-164. Green open access

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Abstract

This article explores the responses of Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement economic migrants towards British rules and regulations, which determine the character of their work and residence in the United Kingdom. The focus of the empirical part of the research is on attitudes and values, namely shared cultural meanings, and how they are behaviorally expressed with respect to law and legal institutions. The paper focuses on the intricacies of immigrants' choice of 'semi-legal' over legal status, subsequent legalization strategies, and the interpretations of legality these practices result in. What role in this process is played by the legal culture, the experience of law which migrants brought with them from Poland? The article concludes that legality could be discussed at two levels — at the behavioural level and at the level of a value. Changing status between the two poles of legality and illegality brings with it greater appreciation of legality, as a value.

Type: Article
Title: Why Semi-Legal? Polish post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the United Kingdom
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.bloomsburyprofessional.com/journal/jou...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > SSEES
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10042834
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