Oct 04, 2023  
2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

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MRS 500/5202 - Migration & Refugee Movements in the Middle East and North Africa (3 cr.)

The course offers a systematic review of international migration and refugee movements to, through and from, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the last decades.  It addresses their trends, causes and consequences for individuals and societies, and stresses the universality of international mobility determinants, but the specificity of the context in which they operate in the MENA, combining insecurity engendered by wars and civil conflicts with acute international inequalities of economic, social and political opportunities.

The course starts with concepts and theories, then addresses the various facets of cross-border mobility in the MENA: voluntary and forced migration; migration and labor markets; financial transfers (remittances and investment) and migration; the mobility of skills and the brain drain / brain gain nexus; transnational communities, diasporas and their countries of origin; families and communities left behind; MENA states’ policies on emigration; integration of migrant and refugee communities; EU and Gulf states’ policies on asylum and immigration; transit migration; trafficking in migrants; return migration.

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When Offered
Offered in fall.

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