Development, management and conflict
Migration has become a significant issue in the public debate – in Denmark and in the rest of the world. Millions of people are fleeing from conflicts, undemocratic regimes, natural calamities, failed states and poverty. In both sending and receiving countries, governments and populations see migrants as a threat to security, development and stability. Poor countries in the South fear that their best talents are leaving, while rich countries in the North fear that welfare, security and cultural identity are threatened by increasing immigration.
We question some of the assumptions that are currently influencing the migration debate. We examine how states and international organizations seek to control, regulate and optimize international migration. We explore migration from a sending and receiving perspective – and last but not least from a migrant perspective.
Ninna Nyberg Sørensen, head of the research unit.
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