The consequences of colonialism in Latvia during a mass migration period in Europe (2015/2016)

Sandra Veinberg

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Article: 1368110 | Received 24 May 2017, Accepted 08 Aug 2017, Accepted author version posted online: 21 Aug 2017, Published online: 18 Sep 2017

Source: Cogent Social Sciences, Volume 3, 2017 – Issue 1

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The collective memory of the colonial past still attempts to determine the relationship between the different ethnic groups in Latvia and also affects the identity problems of such groups. These effects are visible today in the new arena of public space, i.e. in relation to refugees. The flow of refugees into Europe in autumn 2015 was unexpected for many people. Local media reports that the large number of refugees and migrants are making the migration process uncontrollable, has signalled that there is an accidental and intentional crisis cluster here…

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