E07
Migration and the quest for a better life: how people on the move re-shape global development (Paper)

Convenors:
Tanja Bastia (University of Manchester)
Tanja Müller (University of Manchester)
Chair:
Uma Kothari
Discussant:
Joseph Teye, Kalyango Ronald Sebba
Stream:
E: Everyday inequalities
Location:
D2
Start time:
29 June, 2018 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

People move within and across national borders to escape violence and persecution, for work or for love. Through these movements, they help re-shape the places they move to, those they leave as well as the many places they pass through. Despite different ways of labelling these movements and the people who engage in them, what generally unites their desires is a quest for a better life.

Long abstract:

People move within and across national borders to escape violence and persecution, for work or for love. Through these movements, they help re-shape the places they move to, those they leave as well as the many places they pass through. Despite different ways of labelling these movements and the people who engage in them, what generally unites their desires is a quest for a better life. This panel will explore the relationship between migration and development from multiple perspectives. Papers will address internal and international migration; labour migration and refugee movements; issues of integration and identity; protest symbolisms by refugees, as well as the changing role that migration plays in policy-making.