New course on Migration and Development at the University of the Western Cape
Date Published: August 11, 2017
In the field of development studies, consensus has emerged concerning the critical role of both internal and international migration in promoting socio-economic development in countries of origin, transit and destination. The course examines the relation between migration and development by firstly reviewing some of the most relevant theories on migration to ensure a better understanding of its conceptual and theoretical overview; secondly it provides a critical analysis of key topics in migration and development including remittances, transnationalism and return migration.
Furthermore, the course is designed in a comprehensive way that equips postgraduate students with the necessary competences to better understand the relationship between ethical aspects of migration and human rights and to identify important legislative/policy frameworks which affect migration and development policies. The course is also envisioned to expose students to situations they will encounter in ‘the real world’ and to offer them experience in tasks which they will be required to perform as leaders in development organizations and initiatives. Finally, the course aims at providing students with an understanding of theories and practices which animate the debate around on migration and development.
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