(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Intra- vs. extra-regional migration in the post-Soviet space

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Centre of Migration Research, Univ., Warsaw, POLOGNE
(2) Tishner European Univ., Krakow, POLOGNE
(3) School of Business, Univ. of New South Wales, Canberra, AUSTRALIE


The paper addresses the distinctiveness of migration flows in the post-Soviet space east of the European Union: the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Georgia. Within the framework of the migration systems theory, this paper offers a quantitative analysis of the scale and mechanics of cross-border population mobility in the region. By means of network analysis, it examines the intensity and distinctiveness of intra-regional migration flows relative to those between the region and third countries. The resultant findings show that the existence of the post-Soviet migration system is questionable and should not be treated axiomatically. This is because the mobility of people from and to the CIS region is relatively high, and the region is increasingly integrated into the international division of labor through trade and capital mobility. The cross-border mobility of people also reflects this globalization trend


Article of periodic

published at : Eurasian geography and economics / ISSN 1538-7216


Millesime : 2014, vol. 55, no2 [pp. 133-155]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 10 fig., 3 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/15387216.2014.948030

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