The World System in the Post-colonial Era, 7.5 hp
HT 2022, Helfart, Norrköping
Addressing the refugee crisis, labour migration and international mobility, the course introduces some of the major theoretical contributions in linking globalization and international migration in a historical perspective. The course offers a political economy approach to international migration, its forms, causes and consequences. Students will familiarize themselves with the world system and north-south relations beyond nationalism, ethnocentrism and orientalism. The role of international actors is analysed in relation to policies aiming at solving problems caused by inequalities globally and locally, via aid/cooperation, migration, development and redistributive social policies.