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Sociology of labour migration.

Periodo di svolgimento

da Gennaio 2021 a Marzo 2021
Ore del corso: 20
Ore dei docenti responsabili: 20

Modalità d'esame

  • Relazione o seminario


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. 

Obiettivi formativi

By the end of the course, students will be able to apply analytical frameworks to the understanding of migration flows, to distinguish the specific transnational dimensions of contemporary migration, and to locate and assess the main debates on the social effects of migrations.

Riferimenti bibliografici

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. Milkman, 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)

A. Portes, The Economic Sociology of Migration (1995)