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dc.title Migration expectations and geography of post-Soviet Ukraine en
dc.contributor.author Bilan, Yuriy
dc.contributor.author Sergi, Bruno S.
dc.contributor.author Simionescu, Mihaela
dc.relation.ispartof Oeconomia Copernicana
dc.identifier.issn 2083-1277 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2019
utb.relation.volume 10
utb.relation.issue 4
dc.citation.spage 603
dc.citation.epage 625
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Nicolaus Copernicus Univ Torun
dc.identifier.doi 10.24136/oc.2019.029
dc.relation.uri http://economic-research.pl/Journals/index.php/oc/article/view/1734
dc.subject migration en
dc.subject post-Soviet states en
dc.subject culture en
dc.subject civilization en
dc.subject democracy en
dc.subject Ukraine en
dc.description.abstract Research background: Starting from the concept of "post-colonial cultural dependence" and its significance for the contemporary Ukrainian society, imaginary geography is analyzed by describing the representations of the characteristics of countries, regions, places, and people living in these territories. Imaginary geography as a cultural structure implies material consequences. In the context of this paper, it is necessary to provide representations of potential migrants about the characteristics of the host countries, including details about population and the real economic, social and political opportunities after migration. The association between imaginary geography and migration in the expectations of postcolonial cultural dependence has been hardly analyzed before. Purpose of the article: The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effect of post-Soviet cultural dependence on migration expectations of the Ukrainian population from the postcolonial study perspective. Methods: The methodology is composed by two elements: a synthesis of neo-institutionalism and social constructivism. The paper hypothesizes that macro and meso level discourses in the emigration environment might have an impact on aspirations through perceptions of "migratory imaginations" and "geographical imaginations". Findings & Value added: Findings are based on the cross-national study on external migration conducted within the EUmagine project. The findings show a strong correlation between migration expectations and perceptions of Ukrainians and post-Soviet cultural dependencies. In addition, the country represents a "post-imperial borderland" that results in the political split of the Ukrainian society. Our results might contribute to the establishment of connections between the imaginary geography of the Central, Western, and Southeastern regions of Ukraine and their migration expectations and orientations.. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Management and Economics
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009611
utb.identifier.obdid 43880295
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85087014391
utb.identifier.wok 000515826300002
utb.source J-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-26T10:44:53Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-26T10:44:53Z
dc.rights Attribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.rights.access openAccess
utb.contributor.internalauthor Bilan, Yuriy
utb.wos.affiliation [Bilan, Yuriy] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic; [Sergi, Bruno S.] Univ Messina, Messina, Italy; [Sergi, Bruno S.] Harvard Univ, Davis Ctr Russian & Eurasian Studies, Cambridge, MA 02138 USA; [Simionescu, Mihaela] Univ Social Sci, Warsaw, Poland; [Simionescu, Mihaela] Romanian Acad, Inst Econ Forecasting, Bucharest, Romania
utb.scopus.affiliation Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic; University of Messina, Italy; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University, United States; University of Social Sciences, Poland; Institute for Economic Forecasting of the Romanian Academy, Romania
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