Migration as an area of political science research


  • Rafal Raczynski Pomeranian University in Slupsk, The Faculty of Philology and History Institute of History and Political Science


The aim of the present article is to indicate the importance of migration in political science research. Compared with other scientific disciplines, political science took interest in the recognition of migration processes relatively late, not infrequently analysing the problem as a complement for research on other topics. Today, however, migrations as an important social and political issue, gained the status of an important and „autonomic“ research area for political scientists. It is therefore necessary to consider what the specifics of political science in relation to migration is expressed in, particularly, what issues  concerning migration should be included in the mainstream of political scientists’ interest and how political science research can contribute to the analysis of migration processes. The article consists of two parts. In the first part the author explains why political science ought to deal with migration. In the second part, there are distinguished areas particularly important from the point of view of political science research on migration.