Institutionalization of migration policy frameworks in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Title: Institutionalization of migration policy frameworks in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
Author: MAKARYAN, Shushanik
Citation: International migration, 2014, Vol. 52, No. 5, pp. 52-67
This article is a comparative study of the institutionalization of the migration policy frameworks of post-Soviet states Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. All three countries share common historical legacies: a Soviet past, wars and conflicts, unemployment, high emigration, and commitment to integration into European bodies. To what extent do the migration policies of these three countries (driven by contextual forces, i.e. domestic challenges) address country-specific migration dynamics? Or are they imposed by the European Union? In which dimensions have the national policies on migration of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia evolved, and around which issues have they converged or diverged? Have these trends led to an integration of migration policymaking at the regional level in the South Caucasus?
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