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Global Flows: Migration Stand-Alone Module

Apply for the Stand-Alone Module on Migration and acquire the theoretical and methodological tools to deal with this topical global issue!

News from Aug 13, 2015

Why is it so essential to study migration? According to the data provided by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), around 232 million people were living outside their country of origin in the year of 2013. Adding up numberes of large-scale internal migration and forced migration, accelerated by natural and man-made catastrophes, the uncontrollable migration flows are one of the most important global issues of the early 21st century. In both political and academic debates, international migration has become a concern of prime importance. There is, on the one hand, a growing awareness that immigration is an essential and lasting component of economic and social life in high-income countries. On the other hand, many receiving countries are faced with a resurrection of xenophobic and racist movements, which must be confronted for the benefit of both migrants and the general public.

Starting on October 5 2015, the Center for Global Politics offers a stand-alone module on the topic of Migration as a part of the study unit category Global Flows in our blended learning program. The module focuses on the political, social and economic ramifications of migration flows. It gives an introduction to theoretical approaches explaining the dynamics of migration movements and the motivation of people to leave their country of birth (or not to do so). Furthermore, the module offers an opportunity to apply these theories to specific processes of migration in both historical and contemporary settings. Get to know and benefit from the broad knowledge and competence of our Migration instructor Dr. Barbara Dietz the Head of the Department of Migration and Integration at the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS) in Regensburg, Germany. Her research encompasses the following topics: East-West migration, migration policy and the economic and social integration of immigrants from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union in Germany and the EU.

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