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The Impact of Migration on Poland - EU Mobility and Social Change - cover

The Impact of Migration on Poland - EU Mobility and Social Change

Anne White, Izabela Grabowska, Pawel Kaczmarczyk, Krystyna Slany

Publisher: UCL Press

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Summary

How has the international mobility of Polish
  citizens intertwined with other influences to shape society, culture,
  politics and economics in contemporary Poland?
   
The
  Impact of Migration on Poland offers a new approach for understanding
  how migration affects sending countries and provides a wide-ranging analysis of
  how Poland has changed, and continues to change, since EU accession in 2004. The
  authors explore an array of social trends and their causes before using
  in-depth interview data to illustrate how migration contributes to those
  causes. They address fundamental questions about whether and how Polish
  society is becoming more equal and more cosmopolitan, arguing that for
  particular segments of society migration does make a difference, and can be
  seen as both leveller and eye-opener. While the book focuses mainly on stayers
  in Poland, and their multiple contacts with Poles in other countries, Chapter
  9 analyses ‘Polish society abroad’, a concept that is a far more accurate description
  than ‘community’ in countries such as the UK.
   
The book is written in
a lively and accessible style, and will be important reading for anyone interested
in the influence of migration on society, as well as students and scholars researching
EU mobility, migration theory and methodology, and issues facing contemporary Europe.

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