Author(s): Sándor Gallai
Subject(s): Politics, Governance, Migration Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Summary/Abstract: The Visegrad countries share some marked similarities which differentiate them from most West European states. In the Communist era these countries were closed to large-scale immigration and the possibility of emigrating to the West was also limited and mostly illegal. The freedom of movement was neither codified, nor respected. Therefore, compared to most West European societies, the countries in this region had a rather limited experience with immigration and each of them demonstrated a relatively high level of both ethnic and cultural homogeneity.
- Page Range: 227-234
- Page Count: 8
- Publication Year: 2017
- Language: English