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The Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (REMI) was launched in 1985 by Gildas Simon. It publishes both empirical and theoretical research works related to international migrations and interethnic relations. While Europe remains the spatial framework of reference, the journal is also open to other areas and migratory systems throughout the world.

The REMI delivers four issues per year and is available in full text on OpenEdition, with a restriction period of one year. Editions released prior to 2002 are online in their full version on the Persée website.

As part of the commercial circulation agreement between OpenEdition Center and Cairn.info, the latest editions of the journal are available via pay-per-view access on the Cairn portal and Cairn International.

The journal is edited by the University of Poitiers with the support of the INSHS of the CNRS. The steering committee has the responsibility of its realization and delegates this function to the director/s of the journal. The publishing director, who is also the legal representative of the journal, is the President of the University of Poitiers. The head office of the journal is located at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme et de la Société (The Institute for Human and Social sciences) of Poitiers.

The REMI, as an interdisciplinary journal open to all social sciences, observes the diversity and evolution of the migratory systems, the complexity of international migrations, and of social dynamics. Its main purposes are:
- To approach the international migration studies in a multi- and interdisciplinary way. Standing at the crossroads of the different social sciences, such as Geography, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science, Law, Demography, History, etc., the REMI aims to provide a rich and diversified analysis of the phenomenon of migration.
- To present the perspective of European and international scholars on international migrations.
- To make the contents of the journal available to a wide range of readers (researchers, teachers, students, etc.), and to promote the accessibility of the journal to the anglophone public through the International Cairn platform.

Latest issue
vol. 36 - n°2 et 3 | 2020
L'accueil hors des grandes villes

ISBN 979-10-90426-67-2
Edited by Anouk Flamant, Aude-Claire Fourot, Aisling Healy and Camille Schmoll
The Reception of Exiles Outside Big Cities
La acogida de los inmigrantes fuera de las grandes ciudades
Couverture REMI 36-2 et 3
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Credits : Céline Gaille/Hans Lucas

Ce dossier de la Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales est consacré à l’accueil des exilé·e·s hors des grandes villes et métropoles, dans les « petits milieux de l’immigration ». Ces « petits milieux » sont des lieux dont la population générale est de petite taille, voire de très petite taille au regard des métropoles les plus proches. Les minorités ethniques et populations issues de l’immigration y sont peu nombreuses, tout comme les structures associatives d’accueil ainsi que les possibilités d’emploi. Ce dossier propose, à travers des recherches d’horizons disciplinaires variés — sociologie, science politique, anthropologie, et géographie —, des travaux empiriques décrivant les politiques de dispersion des exilé·e·s et leurs effets sur les nouveaux territoires d’accueil ainsi que pour les personnes exilées elles-mêmes. Ce prisme permet d’interroger les conditions politiques dans lesquelles se mettent en place ces dispositifs de dispersion en France, mais également en Italie, au Royaume-Uni et au Canada. Il permet aussi d’étudier les modes d’action publique notamment mis en œuvre par les élus locaux et les bailleurs sociaux afin de redynamiser ces territoires, et de mieux saisir les formes de travail social et de militantisme qui se côtoient pour accompagner les exilé·e·s. Ce prisme permet enfin de rendre compte des effets de la dispersion sur les parcours migratoires des exilé·e·s. Ainsi, ce dossier analyse comment les politiques de répartition articulent des processus de mise à l’abri et de contrôle toujours croissant avec des politiques de redynamisation de territoires confrontés à des enjeux démographiques et économiques majeurs.

This special issue of the Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales turns a critical eye to the reception of exiles outside cities and metropolis, in “small immigration localities”. These “small localities” are places where the general population is small, or very small compared to the nearest metropolises. Here, ethnic minorities and populations of immigrant origin are few, as are the requisite support services and employment opportunities. Featuring research from various disciplines — sociology, political science, anthropology, and geography — this issue offers empirical work analyzing national dispersal policies and the potential repercussions for exiles and their new host territories. This lens makes it possible to examine the political conditions under which these policies are implemented in France, as well as in Italy, in the United Kingdom and in Canada. It also provides an understanding of the initiatives taken up by local elected officials and providers of social housing working to revitalize the territories in question, and of the forms of social work and activism aimed at welcoming exiles. Finally, it allows for the effects of such dispersion on the migratory routes of exiles to be taken into account. This special issue thus offers an analysis of how these dispersal policies, aligned as they are with policies calculated to revitalize territories facing major demographic and economic challenges, articulate processes of sheltering and ever-increasing control of exiled populations.

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