This title was first published in 2001. The first comprehensive, combined socio-economic and political analysis of the trends and mechanisms of international migration from and into Poland since 1945, from the point of view of the forthcoming enlargement of the European Union.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Patterns of Emigration. 3. Mobility from Poland's East. 4. Patterns of Immigration. 5. Summary.
’Social scientists have long studied the migratory consequences of shifting from a peasant to a market society. Equally important at the end of the 20th century was the shift from command economies to market mechanisms, yet few social scientists have investigated, much less theorized, this transformation. Krystyna Iglicka offers us a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the migratory consequences of this transformation in one of the largest and most important nations in the former Soviet block. It should be required reading for all those seeking to understand the causes of international migration at the dawn of the new century.’ Professor Douglas Massey, University of Pennsylvania, USA ’In the debate on demographic and socio-cultural order in post-modern Europe the most vital arguments are supplied by Krystyna Iglicka's study, referring to the dynamic of the migration processes in a medium-sized Polish society. It is the first, very successful, attempt to analyse the mobility of populations inhabiting the CEE region in general and Poland as a special case.’ Ethnic and Racial Studies ’This is the first book to attempt a comprehensive view of Polish migration, taking into account historical patterns since 1945 and the most recent period since the 1990s. Krystyna Iglicka...is known as a leading authority in this field...a better understanding of the patterns of Polich migration is needed along with a longer-term historical perspctive in order to help integrate Polish migration patterns with those of western Europe. Iglicka’s book is a timely contribution toward this understanding.’ Slavic Review ’The book represents a very important contribution to the study of migration in post-communist Central Europe...the text provides a comprehensive overview and should be required reading for any researcher dealing with migration in Europe.’ Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies ’One of the key strengths of Iglicka's book lies in its combina