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Politics of Migration Synopsis

How do we conceptualise complexities posed by migration today?  How do we, for example, understand the European migrant crisis? How do we understand Howard French’s assertion of ‘how a million Chinese migrants are building a new empire in Africa’ in relation to Sino-Africa relations? What of transnationalism? Can we theorise a ‘migrant body politic? Stemming from these questions,  we interrogate the politics around migrants, their agency, and their causal relationship with structure using the analytical triad of identities, borders, orders which opens up a new window to observe issues of mobility, fluidity, and change in contemporary world politics.

Lecturer:  Mr M. Mavura

Period: Term 3

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