The Southeast Europe and Black Sea region presents fertile terrain for examining recent international migration trends. The contributions to this book cover a range of examples, from Ukraine and Moldova in the north, to Greece and Albania in the south. By intersecting the three key concepts of migration, transnationalism and development, they offer new insights based on original empirical research.
A wide range of types of migration can be observed in this region: large-scale emigration in many countries, recent mass immigration in the case of Greece, return migration, internal migration, internal and external forced migration, irregular migration, brain drain etc. These migratory phenomena occur within the context of EU migration policies and EU accession for some countries. Yet within this shifting migration landscape of migrant stocks and flows, the fundamental economic geography of different wealth levels and work opportunities is what drives most migration, now as in the past. This book was previously published as a special issue of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.
1. Migration, transnationalism and development on the Southeastern flank of Europe
Russell King, Maja Povrzanović Frykman and Julie Vullnetari
2. Hierarchies and categorical power in cross-border science: analysing scientists’ transnational mobility between Ukraine and Germany
3. Scientific diasporas, transnationalism and home-country development: evidence from a study of skilled Moldovans abroad
Gabriela Tejada, Vitalie Varzari and Sergiu Porcescu
4. Welfare through migrant work: what if the Romanian ‘safety valve’ closes?
5. Variation in transnationalism among Eastern European migrants in Italy: the role of duration of residence and integration
Eralba Cela, Tineke Fokkema and Elena Ambrosetti
6. The migration–development nexus in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Center for Local Development and Diaspora seen ‘from below’
7. Albanian-speaking transnational populations in Switzerland: continuities and shifts
8. Migration, remittances and socio-cultural dynamics: the case of Albanians from the Republic of Macedonia
9. Social development and transnational households: resilience and motivation for Albanian immigrants in Greece in the era of economic crisis
10. Transnational actors in national contexts: migrant organizations in Greece in comparative perspective