A society of departure in post-communist Europe: socio-political reasons behind mass Lithuanian emigration

Collection:
Mokslo publikacijos / Scientific publications
Document Type:
Straipsnis / Article
Language:
Anglų kalba / English
Title:
A society of departure in post-communist Europe: socio-political reasons behind mass Lithuanian emigration
Authors:
In the Journal:
East European politics. 2015, vol. 31, no. 4, p. 1-22
Keywords:
LT
Emigracija / Emigration; Migracija / Migration; Politinės teisės; Socialinė padėtis.
EN
Political rights.
Summary / Abstract:

ENMigration occurs among all states, even under “normal” political conditions. When traumatic changes unfold, migration usually increases dramatically. Although all post-communist states experienced significant migration outflows since the 1990s, Lithuania stands as an anomaly among EU member states, exhibiting the net outmigration rates of –25.2% in 2010 and –12.6% in 2011, which is significantly higher than other post-communist emigrant-states. Situating this article within migration literature debates, and by testing the explanatory powers of migration theories on the selected case, understudied political and social causes that also impact Lithuania's abnormally high emigration rates are closely examined. [From the publication]

DOI:
10.1080/21599165.2015.1080163
ISSN:
2159-9165; 2159-9173
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2022-06-03 12:17:40
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