Global Flows: Migration (8 ECTS)

This module focuses on the social, political, and economic causes and consequences of migration processes. In our globalizing world, both international migration and internal displacement are on the rise.

Dr. Barbara Dietz
Dr. Barbara Dietz

Instructor: Dr. Barbara Dietz

This module focuses on the social, political, and economic causes and consequences of migration processes. In our globalizing world, both international migration and internal displacement are on the rise. The module introduces you to theoretical approaches explaining the dynamics of migration movements and the motivation of people to move (or not to move). In addition, the module offers you an opportunity to apply these theories to specific processes of migration in both historical and current settings.

Video Introduction

Module Structure

Part I: Approaches to International and Internal Migration

Unit 1: Introduction
Unit 2: Theories of Migration
Unit 3: Determinants and Effects of Refugee Migration
Unit 4: Globalization and the Creation of Transnational Spaces - A New Perspective in Migration Research?

Part II: Histories and Geographies of Migration

Unit 5: Forced and Unforced Labor Migration in Historical Perpective
Unit 6: Modern Hubs of Migration – the Case of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries
Unit 7: Patterns of Internal Migration: An Overview and Two Case-Studies (China & Syria)
Unit 8: U.S. Immigration Policy since the 1980s - Reforms and Outcomes

Part III: Migration Policies

Unit 9: Approaches to Migration Policy: The European Union - Towards a Coherent Immigration Policy?
Unit 10: "Who Are We"? Migration, Ethnicity, Identity and Social Cohesion
Unit 11: Integration, Citizenship and Rights of International Migrants
Unit 12: (Under-)Development and Migration