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Economic Sociology. Sociology of migration.


Tuesday, 14 January 2020 to Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Total hours: 20
Hours of lectures: 20

Examination procedure

  • Report or seminar


Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Political Science and Sociology"

Optional for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students of the PhD Programme in "Transnational Governance"

Optional for the 4th and 5th year students of the MA Programme in "Political and Social Sciences"


According to the Organisation for International Migration, around three quarters of the world’s 250 million migrants are labour migrants. The module will focus on labour migration but, conscious of the disputed boundaries between different definitions of migration, it will consider the broader processes and other phenomena, such as refugees, trafficking and posted workers, that have labour implications. The focus will be on debates and evidence on the social impact of labour migration on labour markets and welfare systems, on forms of social regulations and governance of migration, and on migrants’ agency.

Bibliographical references

B. Anderson and R. Ruhs (eds), Migrant Workers: Who Needs Them? (2010)

S. Castles, H de Haas and M. Miller, The Age of Migration (2014)

R. Cohen, Migration and its Enemies (2016)

S. Marino, J. Roosblad and R. Penninx (eds), Trade Unions and Migrant Workers (2017)

R. Milkan, L.A. Story (2006)

M. Piore, Birds of Passage (1979)

C. Schierup, R. Munck, B. Likic-Brboric and A. Neergaard, Migration, precarity, and global governance: Challenges and opportunities for labour (2015)