Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants: Germany, Israel, and Post-Soviet Successor States in Comparative Perspective

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Rainer Münz, Rainer Ohliger
Taylor & Francis US, 2003 - 460 pages
This work adopts a comparative approach to explore interrelations between two phenomena which, so far, have rarely been examined and analysed together, namely the dynamics of diaspora and minority formation in Central and Eastern Europe on the one hand, and the diaspora migration on the other.
 

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Contents

Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants in TwentiethCentury
3
From Diasporas to Migrants from Migrants to Disaporas
21
Minority Existence in TwentiethCentury Central
37
The American Model of Diasporic Discourse
56
Repatriation
112
The Dissolution of the Soviet Union and PostSoviet Ethnic
155
Returning Home? Approaches to Repatriation
173
The Immobility
188
Ethnic Germans in Central and Eastern Europe and their
261
Young Ethnic German Immigrants from the Former
272
Who Organizes? The Political Opportunity Structure
305
Returning Diaspora
327
The Jews from the Former Soviet Union in Israel
338
The Formation
355
Russian Jewish
370
The Diasporization of Israel?
385

Ethnic
206
The RussianSpeaking Identity under
221
Citizenship and Political Community
238
References
401
Index
444
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