Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants: German, Israel, and Post-Soviet Successor States in Comparative Perspective

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Rainer Münz, Rainer Ohliger
Psychology Press, 2003 - Political Science - 460 pages
This account of key issues in Israel's foreign policy offers a new insight into Israeli thinking. It also covers issues where the focus is on American, British, Egyptian and Jordanian diplomacy. The author's research is based on an abundance of documentary evidence, and the analysis benefits from his unique background as a senior diplomat for over 30 years and from his academic experience of over two decades.
 

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Contents

Diasporas and Ethnic Migrants in Twentieth Century Europe A Comparative Perspective
3
THEORITICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES
19
From Diasporas to Migrants from Migrants to Diasporas
21
Minority Existence in TwentiethCentury Central and Eastern Europe Between Self and Other?
37
The American Model of Diasporic Discourse
56
MAKING AND UNMAKING DIASPORAS ETHNIC UNMIXING AND FORCED MIGRATIONS IN TWENTIETHCENTURY EUROPE
75
The Spell of the Homogeneous NationState Structural Factors and Agents of Ethnic Cleansing
77
Ethnic Cleansing as an Invention of the Twentieth Century An Account of Expulsions in Europe
98
Russians Abroad Citizenship and Political Community in Estonia and Kazakhstan
238
GERMANY ETHNIC MIGRATION AND DIASPORA EXISTENCE IN TRANSITION
259
Ethnic Germans in Central and Eastern Europe and their Return to Germany
261
Young Ethnic German Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union German Language Proficiency and its Impact on Integration
272
The Politicization of Ethnic German Immigrants The Transformation of State Priorities
289
Who Organizes? The Political Opportunity Structure of CoEthnic Migrant Mobilization
305
ISRAEL OLD DIASPORAS AND NEW IMMIGRANTS
325
Immigration and Ethnicity in Israel Returning Diaspora and NationBuilding
327

Ethnic Migrations of the 1990s from and to the Successor States of the Former Soviet Union Repatriation or Privileged Migration?
112
RUSS1A AND THE POSTSOVIET SUCCESSOR STATES NEW DIASPORAS AND ETHNIC MIGRANTS
129
The End of an Empire Migration and the Changing Nationality Composition of the Soviet Successor States
131
The Dissolution of the Soviet Union and PostSoviet Ethnic Migration The Return of Diasporas?
155
Returning Home? Approaches to Repatriation and Migrant Resettlement in PostSoviet Russia
173
Social Citizenship and NonMigration The Immobility of the Russian Diaspora in the Baltics
188
Todays Politics and Yesterdays Embitterments Ethnic Restructuring and its Aftermath in the Baltic states
206
The RussianSpeaking Identity under the Latvian Language Policy
221
Integration and the Social Dynamic of Ethnic Migration The Jews from the Former Soviet Union in Israel
338
The Russian Language as a Base Factor The Formation of the Russian Community in Israel
355
A Case Study in Transnationalism Russian Jewish Immigrants in Israel of the 1990s
370
The End of Normality The Diasporization of Israel?
385
References
401
Index
444
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