Sending State and Transnational Migration
The Case of Kyrgyzstan (working title)
Nazgul Tajibaeva [BIO]
In the field of migratory policy the most research has been done on immigration and integration policies of western liberal-democratic states. Relatively rare research existed on sending states, which is usually the developing countries. In this paper investigated policy of the “new” sending states, particularly post-Soviet states.
In fact not every sending state appears to become a strategic actor in shaping international migration; also the way and scope of activities may vary greatly.
The aim of this research is to clarify how and why sending states develop specific migrant related policies. This research questions will be investigated by an in-depth case study. The target of investigation is the migrant/diaspora policy of the Kyrgyz state concerning national labour migrants in Russia.
The research has two-level inquiry: (1) the descriptive level, the migrant/diaspora related policies in the political, economic and socio-cultural area will be identified; (2) the explanatory level, the specific internal and external policy determinants affecting the policy formation will be investigated.
The analysis based mainly on primary sources (legal, administrative, diplomatic and propaganda documents; expert interviews with public officials and independent experts; semi-structured interviews with the members of migrant organizations, mass media).
The specific purpose of this presentation are to provide overview of the related activities of the Kyrgyz state, and to discuss working hypotheses to the policy determinants.