Résumé : Critical readers of the book “Contested concepts” have pointed out the choice of concepts that are being treated is debatable. It has also been said that the book suffers from “European parochialism”. However, it could be argued that a more valid criticism would be that we should have focussed more on the effects of language, linguistically embedded discourses and the difference of perspective of scholars living in “sending” countries of migration flows rather than focus on the point of view of scholars working in “destination countries”.