Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds Millions of people worldwide move, but why? Some out of choice. Others are forced to leave their homes, fleeing war, armed conflicts, abuse, violence, seeking protection, freedom, security. Some looking for a better life, for themselves and their families. They are all migrants, but they are not all the same for the country where they arrive. This course will provide you with the basic tools, definitions, and terminology to analyse the phenomenon, the existing policies, and the possible future scenarios. Top experts will also present case studies from around the world, providing you with useful insights into the issues and possible solutions.
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Why Do People Migrate? Facts
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Learn the facts about why people migrate
Migration often makes headlines; it’s become a key issue of politicians worldwide. But what is the reality of migration? This course will introduce you to key challenges of irregular migration and asylum seeking worldwide. You’ll look at key cases from around the globe, including asylum seekers arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean and Syrian refugees in Turkey, Central American labour migration to the USA and the Rohingya refugee challenge in Southeast Asia.
- Definition of regular migration and asylum seeking
- Forced and voluntary migration
- The Syrian refugee crisis
- The EU asylum regime
- Politicising migration debates
- Mexican and Central American labour migration to the USA
- Gender and Latin American labour migration
- The case of the Rohingya in southeast Asia
- The ‘Pacific solution’ policy in Australia
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Learning on this course
You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify main terms and concepts used to discuss irregular migration and asylum
- Discuss key case studies from different world regions
- Explore future scenarios of international migration
- Assess the challenges that international migration poses for different countries
Who is the course for?
This course is for anyone interested in learning about migration, you don’t need any past experience.