A new book written by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou and Dr. Thanos Maroukis was published by Palgrave Macmillan on 13 April 2012. It is entitled:  Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe. The book explores one important aspect of international irregular migration, notably the smuggling of migrants from Asia and Africa into southern European countries. During the last two decades, international migration has intensified both across the East to West and South to North axis, with Europe receiving increasing numbers of migrants from developing countries in Africa and Asia (and also Latin America). This work examines this international movement of people that often takes place illegally and involves either unlawful border crossings or overstaying (with or without a visa). The book also discusses how migration control policies in southern European countries may inadvertently shape the migrant smuggling phenomenon and the smuggling ‘business’. You can find more information here.