Introduction 1. Setting the Context for the Latest Wave of Emigration: The Closing Civic Space and Russia’s Projection of Influence Abroad 2. Migrants as Agents of Democratic Change? Transnational Civic and Political Participation and Democratic Remittances 3. Surfing the Waves of Russian Emigration: Between Coercion and Choice 4. Mapping the Russian Migrant Pro-Democratic Participation: Actors, Participation Trajectories, and Forms of Engagement 5. Transnational Democratic Remittances: Content and Channels of Diffusion 6. Emigration as an Opportunity and Barriers for Democratic Remitting: Motivation, Enabling Factors and their Interplay 7. Russia, Europe and the Relative Space between Them 8. The Receiving End of Democratic Remittances Conclusions
Joanna Fomina is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. Her research focuses on EU integration, migration and migrant integration policies, Euroscepticism and populism, and democratization in Central and Eastern Europe. She is the co-author of Lived Diversities: Space, Place and Identities in the Multi-Ethnic City and the author of Migration and Diversity in Europe: Lessons from British Multiculturalism.