50 / 2019
Marina Lukšič-Hacin

The Political Character of Migration after the Second World War: From the Politics of Revanchism to Amnesty

The paper focuses on the complexity of the dynamics of migration in the Republic of Slovenia/Yugoslavia in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, or more precisely, during the period spanning the wartime and its conclusion to the years of the liberalisation of the Yugoslav international migration policy, linked to the 1962 Law on Amnesty, and to the agreement between SFR Yugoslavia and the Republic of Austria on the regulation of the employment of Yugoslav workers in Austria (1963). The paper aims to provide a concise and structured overview of the prevalent migration practices in Slovenia during this period, highlighting international political processes that had a significant impact on the dynamics of migration.
KEY WORDS: migration, emigrants, immigrants, re-migrants, refugees