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Inside-outsiders? Perceptions of Social Exclusion among Kyrgyz Internal Migrants

Urazbaeva, Dina LU (2010) MIDM70 20101
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
In the recent years Kyrgyzstan has witnessed a significant flow of internal migration. Searching for a better life Kyrgyz internal migrants are heading for the capital city of Bishkek. The city however does not offer multitude opportunities and is often closed for migrants. Various obstacles diminish chances of migrants to successfully integrate in the city and lead to social exclusion. Through application of the social exclusion perspective the study seeks to investigate how Kyrgyz internal migrants perceive their lives in the city of Bishkek with regard to social integration and opportunities for participation. It further aims to inquire the views of internal migrants on the main reasons behind their perceived social exclusion. Narrative... (More)
In the recent years Kyrgyzstan has witnessed a significant flow of internal migration. Searching for a better life Kyrgyz internal migrants are heading for the capital city of Bishkek. The city however does not offer multitude opportunities and is often closed for migrants. Various obstacles diminish chances of migrants to successfully integrate in the city and lead to social exclusion. Through application of the social exclusion perspective the study seeks to investigate how Kyrgyz internal migrants perceive their lives in the city of Bishkek with regard to social integration and opportunities for participation. It further aims to inquire the views of internal migrants on the main reasons behind their perceived social exclusion. Narrative inquiry is selected among other forms of inquiry for this study. The study is built on first-hand narratives interviews. The research demonstrated that internal migrants in Bishkek had experienced multiple forms of social exclusion. Among the perceived reasons behind internal migrants’ social exclusion were lack of employment, meager income, the institution of residential registration, poor housing conditions and lack of social cohesion. (Less)
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author
Urazbaeva, Dina LU
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organization
course
MIDM70 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
internal migrants, social exclusion, Bishkek, perceptions
language
English
id
1625266
date added to LUP
2010-11-09 14:43:59
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2011-01-21 13:53:12
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  abstract     = {In the recent years Kyrgyzstan has witnessed a significant flow of internal migration. Searching for a better life Kyrgyz internal migrants are heading for the capital city of Bishkek. The city however does not offer multitude opportunities and is often closed for migrants. Various obstacles diminish chances of migrants to successfully integrate in the city and lead to social exclusion. Through application of the social exclusion perspective the study seeks to investigate how Kyrgyz internal migrants perceive their lives in the city of Bishkek with regard to social integration and opportunities for participation. It further aims to inquire the views of internal migrants on the main reasons behind their perceived social exclusion. Narrative inquiry is selected among other forms of inquiry for this study. The study is built on first-hand narratives interviews. The research demonstrated that internal migrants in Bishkek had experienced multiple forms of social exclusion. Among the perceived reasons behind internal migrants’ social exclusion were lack of employment, meager income, the institution of residential registration, poor housing conditions and lack of social cohesion.},
  author       = {Urazbaeva, Dina},
  keyword      = {internal migrants,social exclusion,Bishkek,perceptions},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Inside-outsiders? Perceptions of Social Exclusion among Kyrgyz Internal Migrants},
  year         = {2010},
}