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Beyond Attitudes: Russian Xenophobia as a Political Legitimation Tool

Beyond Attitudes: Russian Xenophobia as a Political Legitimation Tool

Complex historical, political and social events shape up patterns of xenophobia and how xenophobia is used as a political legitimation tool in Russia.

Labour Migration in the Eurasian Economic Union

Labour Migration in the Eurasian Economic Union

If new member states are being attracted to EEU membership with the promise of an open labour market, the realities of migrant experience is likely to be disappointing.

Dangerous and Unwanted: Policy and Everyday Discourses of Migrants in Russia

Dangerous and Unwanted: Policy and Everyday Discourses of Migrants in Russia

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia became one the largest migrant receiving countries and a place where migrants face constant changes in regulation.

Economic Migration of Ukrainians to the EU: A View from Poland

Economic Migration of Ukrainians to the EU: A View from Poland

Migration of Ukrainians to Poland has been motivated by financial reasons. However, the conflict has seen a great mobilisation of Ukrainian civil society in the country.

A Hybrid Deportation: Internally Displaced from Crimea in Ukraine

A Hybrid Deportation: Internally Displaced from Crimea in Ukraine

There is a widespread feeling of being abandoned by the government among IDPs from Crimea. The main task ahead is to remove the barriers preventing IDP integration.

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

Intuitive Action and Popular Culture in Trump’s Alternative Facts Age

As the exceptional American follows its path intuitively without any need to draw on agreed upon facts, guns can be drawn upon alternative facts driven by intuitive knowledge.

Migration and the Ukraine Crisis

Migration and the Ukraine Crisis

The topic of migration, as seen through the Ukraine crisis, brings together what are conventionally seen as diverse and separate areas of scholarship.

Responses to the Phenomenon of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

Responses to the Phenomenon of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

While initially all IDPs fleeing war in Ukraine were accepted by the wider population, over the past year regional belonging has become a marker of social stigmatisation.

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

US Missiles and Parallels of Interventionism in Syria’s ‘Thirty Years War’

By reembracing the norm of interventionism, the world’s major powers are rediscovering the very reason why it was banished at Westphalia so many years ago.

Internally displaced persons (IDPs), seen here inside a UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) tent, in Beto Timur.

Is Humanitarian Aid Politicized?

Humanitarian aid is a political act. Yet, beyond politics and policies, humanitarian aid struggles to reflect the principles and practices underpinning good governance.

The Social Challenge of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

The Social Challenge of Internal Displacement in Ukraine

After the two years of conflict in Ukraine, the IDPs are still perceived as semi-fellows and semi-citizens, limited in their access to social life.

The EU-Libya Migrant Deal: A Deal of Convenience

The EU-Libya Migrant Deal: A Deal of Convenience

The recently concluded EU-Libya deal is convenient for the EU but a disservice to migrants and refugees in Libya.

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