Issue 2, 2019, of Suedosteuropa offers a thematic section on ‚Social Policies, Demographic Patterns, and Inclusion Strategies‘, guest edited by Ekaterina Skoglund (Regensburg).
The issue is devoted to social policies toward vulnerable population groups, including the elderly, migrants, and the homeless. Pieter Vanhuysse (Odense) focuses on state strategies in material benefits provision for vulnerable groups and highlights the role of those strategies in reducing resistance to market reforms in early postcommunist Hungary and Poland. Petru Negură (Chișinău) discusses the assistive and repressive approaches in state policies toward the homeless in Moldova. Tahir Latifi (Prishtina) reveals that in Kosovo social and family networks substitute the state in providing social security and elderly care. Veronika Duci (Tirana), Elona Dhembo (Tirana), and Zana Vathi (Ormskirk) continue the topic of precarious aging and pension provision, focusing on Albanian migrants returning from Greece. Ekaterina Skoglund and Astrid Bretthauer (both Regensburg) describe strategies of integration of the Bavarian state (Land) as well as of single municipalities towards East and Southeast European immigrants.
In the Open Section, Dmytro Khutkyy (Helsinki) throws a „Spotlight“ on recent electronic democracy initiatives in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine.
The book reviews are available at www.recensio.net
SOCIAL POLICIES, DEMOGRAPHIC PATTERNS, AND INCLUSION STRATEGIES
Social Policies, Demographic Patterns, and Inclusion Strategies. An Introduction
Silent Non-Exit and Broken Voice. Early Postcommunist Social Policies as Protest-Preempting Strategies
The State Policy towards the Homeless in Moldova between the ‘Left Hand’ and the ‘Right Hand’. The Case of Chișinău Shelter
Generational and Intergenerational Care and Mobility Networks in Kosovo
Veronika Duci, Elona Dhembo, and Zana Vathi
Precarious Retirement for Ageing Albanian (Return) Migrants
Ekaterina Skoglund and Astrid Bretthauer
Starting Early with Language Learning. Enhancing Human Capital and Improving the Integration of Migrant Families in the Danube Region. Examples from Bavaria
Electronic Democracy in Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine. Patterns and Comparative Perspectives
Catharina Radveure, ed, Nostalgia, Loss and Creativity in Southeast Europe.Political and Cultural Representations of the Past (Maria Bostenaru Dan)
Martina Baleva / Boris Previšić, eds, ‘Den Balkan gibt es nicht’. Erbschaften im südöstlichen Europa (Joachim Pranzl)
Alina Tofan, Mehrsprachigkeit in der Republik Moldau aus autobiographischer Perspektive (Anna-Christine Weirich)
Hastings Donnan / Madeleine Hurd / Carolin Leutloff-Grandits, eds, Migrating Borders and Moving Times. Temporality and the Crossing of Borders in Europe (Marko Zajc)
David W. Montgomery, ed, Everyday Life in the Balkans (André Thiemann)