Global Migration Politics

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The number of international migrants is estimated to be almost 272 million globally. This is only 3.3% of the world population. Yet, the movement of people from one sovereign state to another has become a major field of political contestation in national societies, as well as in the international arena, as shown by the proliferation in the number of intergovernmental and non-governmental organisations. Against this background, the seminar examines international migration as a transnational issue that is shaped by a range of actors within and beyond the state. Systematically connecting empirical questions with some of the related discussions of transnational governance, the seminar comprehensively connects different actors, geographies, and types of migration.