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.
Migration in and out of Eastern Europe presents a major challenge to regional nation-states and regional organizations alike. The traditions, political and economic consequences in Eastern Europe will be addressed in this module.