Violent Conflict, War and Migration

In the recent years, migration became one the key social and global issues in politics. It affects many social sector of both country of origin and receiving societies. In the latter, the migration has often been “securitized” by different political actors with the acceptance of the ‘audience’. 

This seminar focuses on war-related and violent-related migrations. In particular, the concepts of ‘securitization, ‘emergency mobility’ and ‘forced migration’ will be proposed as prime interpretative lenses to study the migration issues and its challenges. Some attention will be also paid to internal displacement caused by violent conflicts and wars. Students will be analyzing the historical and current examples of this type of migration. In particular, students will have a chance to analyse the Ukrainian refugee mobility after the outbreak of war against Ukraine, caused by brutal and unprovoked Russian aggression.