The Variability of Migration Systems, or: from Transnationalism to Transregionalism? Experiences from Latvia and Albania

Faculty/Professorship: Geographical Migration and Transition Studies  
Author(s): Göler, Daniel  ; Krišjãne, Zaiga
Title of the compilation: Balkan and Baltic States in United Europe. Histories, Religions, and Cultures II
Editors: Anastasova, Ekaterina; Toncheva, Svetoslava
Corporate Body: Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Studies with Ethnographic Museum
Publisher Information: Sofia
Year of publication: 2018
Pages: 207-218
ISBN: 978-954-326-372-1
Language(s): English
The global financial and economic crisis as well as post-socialist transition means a similar general framework for socio-economic and spatial development in different countries. Their migration systems react in a quite different way on such externally caused incidents or shocks, even in slightly comparable contexts. Consequences are increasing migrations and mutual interactions between sending and receiving countries as well as strong linkages of international migrations and internal migratory movements. Against this backdrop, the aim of the paper is to stress the “regional element” of transnationalism. Thus, we suggest to broadening the concept of transnationalism with a new transregional perspective in order to strengthen the spatial issue in migration studies.
Keywords: migration, migration systems, transnationalism, transregionalism
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Contribution to an Articlecollection
Year of publication: 25. July 2019