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Migration to East and Central Europe (ECE) remains under-researched, not least because of the relatively small number of migrants in the region. Exploring experiences of documented non-EU migrants in Slovakia with various forms of violence – including violence motivated by hate and associated with work exploitation – the paper uncovers patterns of violence and vulnerability across the migrant cohort. As a broader contribution to studies of migration, the research alerts scholars to the need for a greater attention to the experiences of smaller cohorts of migrants, which often remain under the radar because of their size. The second line of the argument highlights the complexity and relations between different kinds of violence. Several risk factors are identified as contributing to the risk of migrants’ exposure to various forms of abuse at the same time, providing with implications for preventive and supportive policies and practices. The analysis particularly emphasises the importance of ties between migrant communities and formal institutions for mitigating violence.
Author(s): Blazek M
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/09/2014
Online publication date: 26/07/2014
Acceptance date: 25/06/2014
Date deposited: 05/01/2017
ISSN (print): 0016-7185
ISSN (electronic): 1872-9398
Publisher: Pergamon Press
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