Move beyond the headlines about migration
In the second course in this two-part series, you will learn about different theoretical models that seek to explain why migration starts and why it continues. You will explore migration as a structural feature of our societies and examine individual’s choices to migrate. You will consider the role networks and institutions play in the movement of people. You will also hear from international experts about how migration theories can help us understand cases of labour migration in different world regions.
What topics will you cover?
- Understanding migration as a global phenomenon
- Why does migration start?
- How does migration continue?
- Theoretical approaches to practice
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you'll be able to...
- Identify the fundamental terminology used in theoretical debates on migration
- Explore the main theoretical approaches
- Explain the motivations for people to move and settle outside their home countries
- Apply main theories to the interpretation of real case-studies
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in learning about migration. It would be useful if you had completed the first course in this series Why Do People Migrate? Facts.
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Last updated February 16, 2018