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The Political Economy of Non-Western Migration Regimes

Central Asian Migrant Workers in Russia and Turkey

Palgrave Macmillan

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  • Presents new theoretical insights on migrant agency, undocumentedness and informality in non-Western migration regimes

  • Critically reflects on the dominant migration regime scholarship

  • Investigates how migration governance outcomes are shaped by the informal power geometries and extralegal processes

  • This book is open access, which means you have free and unlimited access

Part of the book series: International Political Economy Series (IPES)

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Table of contents (7 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Understanding Labor, Law and Informality in Non-Western Migration Regimes

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 1-32Open Access
  3. Russian and Turkish Migration Regimes in a Comparative Perspective

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 33-50Open Access
  4. Parallel Worlds of Uzbek Migrants in Russia and Turkey

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 51-77Open Access
  5. Documentation and Legalization Arenas in Moscow and Istanbul

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 79-111Open Access
  6. Migrant Labor Markets in Russia and Turkey

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 113-143Open Access
  7. The Shadow Economy and the Street World as a Migration Arena

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 145-180Open Access
  8. Informality and Migrant Agency in Non-Western Migration Regimes

    • Rustamjon Urinboyev, Sherzod Eraliev
    Pages 181-188Open Access
  9. Back Matter

    Pages 189-192

About this book

This open access book contributes new theoretical and comparative insights on migrant agency, undocumentedness and informality in non-Western, non-democratic migration regimes. The book is conceived as a critical reflection on the contemporary migration regime scholarship, and, more generally, on comparative migration studies, which primarily focus on migrants’ experiences and immigration policies in the context of liberal democracies in North America and Western Europe. Addressing this gap is particularly important when considering the fact that many new migration hubs are nondemocratic, which in turn requires us to revise or produce new frameworks of analysis beyond existing and dominant Western-centric migration regime typologies. This book takes up the case study of Central Asian migrants in Russia and Turkey—two archetypal non-Western, nondemocratic regimes and key migration hotspots worldwide—and investigates how migration governance outcomes are shaped by the informal power geometries and extralegal processes in physical and digital landscapes in which migrant workers, employers, middlemen, landlords, street world actors and street-level bureaucrats negotiate the contemporary migration system. This lively ethnography presents new empirical material, a comparative perspective and methodological tools for studying migrants’ experiences and migration governance processes in non-Western migration regimes.

Rustam Urinboyev is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University, Sweden and Senior Researcher in Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. 

Sherzod Eraliev is Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow at Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland.


Keywords

  • Undocumented Migration
  • Non-Democratic Regimes
  • Migration and the Informal Economy
  • Migrant Integration
  • Socio-Legal Studies of Migration
  • Open Access

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Sociology of Law, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

    Rustamjon Urinboyev

  • Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

    Sherzod Eraliev

About the authors

Rustam Urinboyev is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University, Sweden and Senior Researcher in Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland. 

Sherzod Eraliev is Academy of Finland postdoctoral fellow at Aleksanteri Institute, University of Helsinki, Finland.


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Buying options

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USD 49.99
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