MIGRATIONS: A DYNAMIC LONG DUREE PHENOMENON
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This article is an essay, in which the author attempts to see migrations as long duree phenomena. The very fact that migrations are a feature of humanity since its dawn, leads to the issue of change migrations underwent and evolution of specific migration-related social developments. Today the communication technology has changed. Migrants maintain relationships with their countries of origin in a new, different ways; the difference between temporary and settler migrations become blurred and fluid. The intellectual competences and general knowledge of migrants about the world around them has vastly expanded. The images of the wider world are today beamed globally. Some traditionally sending countries become receiving states and vice versa. In many states the relationship between personal freedoms and migratory freedoms was dynamic and changeable, the phenomena of border was also evolving and different in different times; so were the main factors determining migrations. The states policy evolved so did the policy towards assimilation of immigrants. These changes were not one directional, in fact their trajectories have been different in each affected country, which leads to a conclusion that migrations have a differentiated influence over nation states.
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