IMI's Agnieszka Kubal Publishes New Book on Migrants' Attitudes to the Law

30 May, 2012

Dr Agnieszka Kubal, a Research Officer at IMI, has published a book which examines how contemporary migrants form and transform their involvement with the law in their host countries, using Polish post-2004 EU enlargement migrants as a case study.

Socio-Legal Integration: Polish Post-2004 EU Enlargement Migrants in the United Kingdom is published by Ashgate.

The book analyses the interplay between the new legal environment and migrants’ existing culturally-derived values, attitudes, behaviour and social expectations towards law and law enforcement.

Dr Kubal uses the Polish case study to examine attitudes towards the rules that govern their work and residence in the UK and the legal system in general.

With wider international relevance, this book makes a case for the meaningful employment of legal culture in socio-legal integration research and suggests far-reaching consequences for host countries and their immigrant communities.