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The Challenge of East-West Migration for Poland

  • Krystyna Iglicka
  • Keith Sword

Part of the Studies in Russia and East Europe book series (SREE)

About this book


One of the major features of the social landscape of the new states of Eastern Europe and the former USSR is migration, whether voluntary or coerced. The decline of communism in both East and Central Europe, as well as the fall of the Soviet empire has created new population and ethnic problems. The recent exodus has proved to be the largest migration wave reported in Europe in over 40 years. The problem of foreigners in Poland is a subject scarcely studied and insufficiently described. This volume has been compiled on the basis of papers prepared for a Social Sciences Seminar series at the School of Slavonic Studies, London, which was devoted to migratory movements in Poland since 1989. This volume thus contains the latest data and results of research (quantitative as well as qualitative) on the movement of foreigners into Poland. It is a groundbreaking work.


Asylum Integration migration

Editors and affiliations

  • Krystyna Iglicka
    • 1
  • Keith Sword
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Statistics and DemographyWarsaw School of EconomicsPoland
  2. 2.School of Slavonic and East European StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

About the editors

KRYSTIAN HEFFNER Professor of Geography, and Director (until 1996) of the Siesian Institute in Opole. MAREK JERCZYNSKI Research worker, Institute of Geography and Spatial Organization, Polish Academy of Sciences TOMASZ KUBA KOZLOWSKI Director, Office for Migration and Refugee Affairs (OMRA), Ministry of the Interior (till 1997) WOJCIECH LUKOWSKI Social Anthropologist and a member of the Center for Migration Studies, Warsaw University MAREK OKOLSKI Professor of Demography, Faculty of Economics and Head of Migration Research Center, Warsaw University KRYSTYNA SLANY Doctor of Sociology, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University

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