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Ukrainian Migration to the European Union

Lessons from Migration Studies

  • This open access book offers a compendium of knowledge on migration of Ukrainian nationals to the EU

  • Historicizes and critically analyzes the production of knowledge on Ukrainian migration

  • Provides a detailed look of Ukrainian migration as it is experienced within seven EU countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Italy, Poland, Portugal, and Spain

Part of the book series: IMISCOE Research Series (IMIS)

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Migration of Ukrainians to the European Union: Background and Key Issues

    • Olena Fedyuk, Marta Kindler
    Pages 1-14Open Access
  3. Erratum To: Ukrainian Migration to the European Union

    • Olena Fedyuk, Marta Kindler
    Pages E1-E1Open Access
  4. Continuities and Changes in Ukrainian Migration: An Analytical Review of Literature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 15-15
    2. Ukrainian Migration Research Before and Since 1991

      • Bastian Vollmer, Olena Malynovska
      Pages 17-33Open Access
    3. Economic Aspects of Ukrainian Migration to EU Countries

      • Olga Kupets
      Pages 35-50Open Access
    4. The Gender Perspective in Ukrainian Migration

      • Olena Fedyuk
      Pages 73-89Open Access
  5. Ukrainian Migration to Selected EU Countries: Facts, Figures and the State of Literature

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113
    2. Ukrainian Migration to Poland: A “Local” Mobility?

      • Zuzanna Brunarska, Marta Kindler, Monika Szulecka, Sabina Toruńczyk-Ruiz
      Pages 115-131Open Access
    3. Migration of Ukrainian Nationals to Italy: Women on the Move

      • Francesca Alice Vianello
      Pages 163-178Open Access
    4. Migration of Ukrainian Nationals to Portugal: The Visibility of a New Migration Landscape

      • Maria Lucinda Fonseca, Sónia Pereira
      Pages 179-192Open Access
    5. Research on Ukrainian Migration to Spain: Moving Beyond the Exploratory Approach

      • Mikołaj Stanek, Renáta Hosnedlová, Elisa Brey
      Pages 193-214Open Access
  6. Back Matter

    Pages 229-230

About this book

This book brings together research findings from a variety of disciplines in this integrated study of the migration of Ukrainian nationals to the EU. It contextualizes and historicizes this migration against the background of the series of crises experienced by Ukraine and the wider region over the last thirty or so years, from the dissolution of the USSR, through EU border changes, to the failed economic reforms of independent Ukraine. The book reviews major publications in a variety of disciplines and in several languages, including Russian, Ukrainian and English. It provides a critical analysis of these authoritative sources, linking historical and contemporary texts to establish a longitudinal perspective on migration trends and practices. The spatial, temporal, gender and geopolitical aspects of migration are examined, with expert analysis of the implications for economics, immigration policies, and migration studies. The contributors also draw on national and international academic research and country-specific data to describe the experience of Ukrainian migration in six European countries: Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. These detailed portraits identify the principal trends and will help researchers, policy makers, and students to a better understanding of the dynamics of migration flow in the region as a whole. 

“A timely volume covering many cases and many facets of Ukrainian mobility in the EU. A must have for all libraries.” Anna Triandafyllidou, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)           

"Is Ukraine the Mexico of Europe, I once asked. It is one of the most eminent migration cases to study. This book fills an acute knowledge gap and is a rich and important contribution." Franck Düvell, University of Oxford 

“This collection offers a comprehensive historical and geographical analysis of various migratory patterns from Ukraine to different European countries. It is a must read for migration scholars and for anyone interested in this highly topical phenomenon.” Lena Näre, University of Helsinki 

Keywords

  • Legal and economic aspects of migration
  • Migration of Ukrainian nationals
  • Migratory flows to the EU
  • Security and sustainability
  • Spatial, temporal and geopolitical perspectives

Reviews

“This book, which expands professional horizons by providing extensive and vivid data, with observed phenomena and with the most recent case studies, simultaneously provides even more questions to be answered. … To a certain degree, it could be perceived as a compendium on migration studies with the focus on Ukraine as a country of departure, and it would be of much interest to scholars/practitioners from diverse disciplines dealing with migration within the European Union and beyond.” (Alina Zubkovych, EuropeNow, europenowjournal.org, July, 2018)

“This edited volume by Olena Fedyuk and Marta Kindler makes an important and timely contribution to migration scholarship by bringing together up-to-date research on one of the most important migrant groups in Europe, namely Ukrainian migrants. This collection offers a comprehensive historical and geographical analysis of various migratory patterns from Ukraine to different European countries, but it also offers a comparison with the US. It is a must read for migration scholars and for anyone interested in this highly topical phenomenon.” (Lena Näre, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Research, University of Helsinki, Finland)

“Is Ukraine the Mexico of Europe, I once asked. It is one of the most eminent migration cases to study. This book fills an acute knowledge gap and is a rich and important contribution.” (Dr Franck Düvell, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford, UK)

“A very useful collection of essays for research students and scholars who would like to have an overview on Ukrainian migration across Europe. A timely volume covering many cases and many facets of Ukrainian mobility in the EU, casting light to the complex dynamics of post-1989 East to West European migrations. A must have for all libraries.” (Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, Global Governance Programme, European University Institute, Italy)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Marie Curie Changing Employment ITN, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Olena Fedyuk

  • Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland

    Marta Kindler

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ukrainian Migration to the European Union

  • Book Subtitle: Lessons from Migration Studies

  • Editors: Olena Fedyuk, Marta Kindler

  • Series Title: IMISCOE Research Series

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41776-9

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-41774-5

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-82426-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-41776-9

  • Series ISSN: 2364-4087

  • Series E-ISSN: 2364-4095

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 230

  • Number of Illustrations: 19 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Human Migration, Population Economics, Political Science

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)