BARDAKOV A.I. Migration Management in Modern Russia: Achievements and Miscounts


Aleksey I. Bardakov

Doctor of Sciences (Politics), Professor,

Department of Public Administration and Political Science, Volgograd Institute of Management – Branch of Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration,

Gagarina St., 8, 400131 Volgograd, Russian Federation

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Abstract. Introduction. The paper discloses the main problems of migration in the context of the functioning of the imperious-administrative system in Russia that changes the traditional research vector. This approach allows us considering the organizational aspects of the settlement of migrants rather then the subject of migration. Such focus has a clear correlation with the Russian authorities as the object of research.

Methods. Using the methods of induction and deduction makes understand the private nature of migration in the system of social interrelations and reveal the cause-and-effect relationship of migration processes with the structures of power. The research has been carried out from the general to the specific, i. e. the drawbacks in Russian power structures are dealt with as the general, and then they are projected on the actions of authorities towards migrants. This technique lets avoid mission drift and get the true knowledge on a particular issue.

Analysis. The analysis of power drawbacks in migration management in modern Russia is based on a critical analysis of social migration practices and theoretical research in this area of knowledge. The focus has been made on the limitedness of institutional capacity of public administration in dealing with migration problems. We also indicate the reasons for local communities to participate in migration policy implementation, to disclose the multiple vectors of social and cultural factors influencing the organization of migrants’ life, and call in question the necessity of labour migration in Russia.

Results. We’ve identified seven drawbacks in migration management associated with poor management, the lack of forms of direct democracy, the employers’ negative attitude to migrants, and the weakness of civil society. Addressing the identified drawbacks should be based on the improvement of management system by expanding the forms of direct democracy and creating the sustainable mechanism of the people’s will expression regarding local issues.

Key words: migration, public administration, local government, local community, integration.

Citation. Bardakov A.I. Migration Management in Modern Russia: Achievements and Miscounts. Vestnik Volgogradskogo gosudarstvennogo universiteta. Seriya 4, Istoriya. Regionovedenie. Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniya [Science Journal of Volgograd State University. History. Area Studies. International Relations], 2018, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 176-185. (in Russian). DOI:

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