Israeli and Polish Policies toward Returning Residents as a Reflection of Nationhood

Agnieszka Bielewska , Karin Amit


This study focuses on Poland and Israel, both commonly classified as ethnic nation-states, and aims to question the expression of ethnic–civic dichotomy in return-migration policies. Policy documents in each country were analysed and complemented by interviews with policymakers and representatives from relevant organizations. Our analysis reveals that, although there are differences in their policies toward returning residents and in the related programmes in both countries, Israeli and Polish policies include both ethnic and civic components. Therefore, our study supports Joppke’s (2005) argument that there is no purely civic or ethnic nationalism and there can be no purely civic or ethnic nation. We show that the proportion of ethnic and civic elements may change over time; thus, our findings contribute to the growing literature pointing to the dynamic nature of nationalism.
Author Agnieszka Bielewska (Filia we Wrocławiu / Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu)
Agnieszka Bielewska,,
- Wydział Psychologii we Wrocławiu
, Karin Amit
Karin Amit,,
Journal seriesInternational Migration, ISSN 0020-7985, e-ISSN 1468-2435, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets0.75
ASJC Classification3317 Demography
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 0.903; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 1.04 (2) - 2017=1.385 (5)
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