Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants: Germany, Israel and Russia in Comparative Perspective

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Rainer Munz, Rainer Ohliger
Routledge, 2004 M08 2 - 472 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

A Comparative Perspective
2
PART II THEORITICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
16
2 From Diasporas to Migrantsfrom Migrants to Diasporas
17
Between Self and Other?
32
4 The American Model of Diasporic Discourse
50
ETHNIC UNMIXING AND FORCED MIGRATIONS IN TWENTIETHCENTURY EUROPE
67
Structural Factors and Agents of Ethnic Cleansing
68
An Account of Expulsions in Europe
87
Citizenship and Political Community in Estonia and Kazakhstan
222
ETHNIC MIGRATION AND DIASPORA EXISTENCE IN TRANSITION
241
15 Ethnic Germans in Central and Eastern Europe and their Return to Germany
242
German Language Proficiency and its Impact on Integration
253
The Transformation of State Priorities
269
18 Who Organizes? The Political Opportunity Structure of CoEthnic Migrant Mobilization
284
OLD DIASPORAS AND NEW IMMIGRANTS
302
Returning Diaspora and NationBuilding
303

Repatriation or Privileged Migration?
100
NEW DIASPORAS AND ETHNIC MIGRANTS
114
Migration and the Changing Nationality Composition of the Soviet Successor States
115
The Return of Diasporas?
141
10 Returning Home? Approaches to Repatriation and Migrant Resettlement in PostSoviet Russia
160
The Immobility of the Russian Diaspora in the Baltics
174
Ethnic Restructuring and its Aftermath in the Baltic states
191
13 The RussianSpeaking Identity under the Latvian Language Policy
206
The Jews from the Former Soviet Union in Israel
315
The Formation of the Russian Community in Israel
332
Russian Jewish Immigrants in Israel of the 1990s
346
The Diasporization of Israel?
360
References
375
Index
409
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