Author: Kacper Szulecki; Published in: Aspen Review Central Europe (February 2020), available in Open Access.
Freedom of movement—particularly to travel and work in the “West”—was something Central Europeans dreamed of behind the Iron Curtain, and used to be given as the number one rationale for joining the EU. What if mass migration and democratic backsliding are not just coincidental? Are we overlooking the impact of personal experiences of the ‘West’ on CEE politics?
Read the article here: https://www.aspen.review/article/2020/illiberal-remittances-mass-migration-demise-myth-west-fueling-populism-cee/
Illiberal Remittances. Is Mass Migration and the Demise of the Myth of the West Fueling Populism in CEE?