Projektinformation

Beskrivning

This project aims to examine undocumented labour migrants’ legal culture and socio-legal integration in a politically hybrid regime. The project uses the case of Russia, a hybrid political regime and the world’s second largest recipient of labour migrants, to investigate how undocumented migrants negotiate and manoeuvre around the restrictive socio-legal environment through producing new ways of informal governance and legal order.

The project has the following three objectives: (1) to develop a theoretically robust understanding of undocumented migrants’ socio-legal integration in politically hybrid regimes; (2) to produce new ethnographic material about the relationship between undocumented migrants, employers, law-enforcement structures and protection rackets (i.e. ‘parallel legal orders’) in the Russian migrant labour market and (3) to enhance the knowledge about the effects of these processes on societal transformation, role and rule of law and governance trajectories in Russia. These issues will be explored through the socio-legal study of everyday life and experiences of Central Asian migrants in Moscow. Our multidisciplinary project employs a mixed-methods approach and draws on the concepts and theories developed within migration studies, law and society, economic crime, security and public administration studies.

This project advances our understanding of how labour migrants build relationship with law and law-like structures in politically-hybrid regimes. It explores the case of Russia that represents the ever-growing category of hybrid political regimes that are neither democratic nor authoritarian. Analysing migrants’ socio-legal integration in such regimes is a bold initiative as it bridges the knowledge gap on this topic, current studies being mostly limited to analysis of Western-type democracies.
AkronymMISHA
StatusPågående
Gällande start-/slutdatum01/01/201731/12/2021

Vetenskapsgrenar

  • 517 Statsvetenskap
  • 513 Juridik

Projekt

Forskningsresultat

Labour, Mobility and Informal Practices in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe

Turaeva, R. & Urinboyev, R., 30 nov 2020, (!!Accepted/In press) Routledge. (BASEES series)

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportAntologi eller special utgåva

Migration and Hybrid Political Regimes: Navigating the Legal Landscape in Russia

Urinboyev, R., 1 dec 2020, (!!Accepted/In press) Oakland: University of California Press.

Forskningsoutput: Bok/rapportBok

Everyday Corruption and Social Norms in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan

Urinboyev, R., 4 feb 2019, 19 red., Gothenburg: The Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg, s. 1-31, 31 s. (GLD Working Papers).

Forskningsoutput: ArbetsdokumentVetenskaplig

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Aktiviteter

Ethnography with a Twist

Anna-Liisa Heusala (Talare: Presentation)
12 feb 201914 feb 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Russian Readings: Russia as a multicultural state - history, policy and practice

Anna-Liisa Heusala (Talare: Inledningsanförande (keynote))
22 jun 201924 jun 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Colloqium on Anthropology of Migration: New Research in Russia

Rustamjon Urinboyev (Närvarande)
1 mar 20192 mar 2019

Aktivitet: Typer för deltagande i eller organisering av evenemangArrangemang av och deltagande i konferens/workshop/kurs/seminarium

Tidningsurklipp

Interview with BBC Uzbek Service in Moscow, Russia

Rustamjon Urinboyev

02/08/2018

1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media

MTV/SuomiAreena: Suomi, Venäjä ja pehmeä turvallisuus

Anna-Liisa Heusala

16/07/2018

1 Mediabidrag

Press/media: !!Press / Media