Migration: Typology of Ethno-Cultural Policy

Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research


2017, Vol. 3. №2

Migration: Typology of Ethno-Cultural Policy

For citation: Yarkova E. N. 2017. “Migration: Typology of Ethno-Cultural Policy”. Tyumen State University Herald. Social, Economic, and Law Research, vol. 3, no 2, pp. 25-35. DOI: 10.21684/2411-7897-2017-3-2-25-35

About the author:

Elena N. Yarkova, Dr. Sci. (Philos.), Professor, Department of Philosophy, Tyumen State University; mimus.lena@mail.ru


The article is devoted to ethno-cultural aspects of migration processes. As the subject of the research, the ethno-cultural policy of recipient states is studied. According to the author, the effects of migration are largely determined by the content of this policy. The purpose of the research is the explication of the main types of ethno-cultural politics of migration, revealing their constructive or destructive direction. Methodological basis of the study is the ideal typing, aimed at the formation of the ideal types of ethno-cultural policy. There are three main types of cultural policy in recipient countries: a monologue, a polylogue, a dialogue. This article demonstrates that in the framework of a monologue and polylogue both isolationist and assimilationist tendencies are possible. Marked ideal types of ethno-cultural policy relate to such phenomena as segregation, assimilation, multiculturalism and pluralistic integration. The author demonstrates their explicit or latent destructiveness. In conclusion, it is noted that the proposed ideal types of ethno-cultural policies are the tools of the analysis of actual migration processes. Knowledge, generated by its use, can serve as a warning about the possible destructive phenomena in the sphere of migration processes, and to specify ways of their overcoming.


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