#LA-03-11 Why Do People Migrate? Theories
About CourseEuropean University Institute (EUI)
Move beyond the headlines about migration
In this course, 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.
Who will you learn with?
Anna Triandafyllidou is Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada.
Nick Dines is research fellow at the European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.
Who developed the course?
The European University Institute offers doctoral and post-doctoral training in the social sciences. It hosts the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Historical Archives of the EU.
What Will I Learn?
- 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
Topics for this course
Welcome to the course
Welcome to the course00:01:30
Meet the team
Where are you from and what does migration mean to you?
History of migration as a global phenomenon
Global migrations part 1: a historical overview00:05:25
The rise of global mass migration in the nineteenth century
Reflect on the histories of global migration
Global migrations in the contemporary era
Global migrations part 2: the contemporary era00:06:40
An introduction to ‘push’ and ‘pull’ factors
Push and pull factors and the three revolutions that bring them closer
What push and pull factors can you identify in a migration case?
Quite challenging but I found it very interesting. In this course we look at the different theoretical models that try to explain why migration started and why it continued.
I enjoyed this course and the contents are very easy to understand. It's a good course. I've seen a lot of classes on immigration. Thank you it's totally with it.
So impressive course. Anna Triandafyllidou is very good,good atmosphere on lectures and discussions. I'm glad for taking it...
Having scaled through the this course, I would recommend the course content because it makes me understand the case for labor migration around the world. It was challenging but fun.