Illegal immigration in the social and political discourse in the contemporary Russia

Vladimir Iontsev, Moscow State University
Ivan Aleshkovski, Moscow State University

The paper deals with methodology of illegal immigration studies and its contemporary characteristics. The paper is focused on interrelations between illegal immigration and economic development because the authors consider illegal immigration to be predominantly an economic phenomenon by nature related to irregular employment in a destination country. On the other hand, relationships between illegal immigration and politics are becoming more and more evident, particularly after dramatic events of 9/11 in the USA. Special attention is given to the features of illegal immigration in the contemprorary Russia.

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Presented in Session 94: Irregular Migration