Migration seminar: a presentation on emigration policies

Simona Vezzoli , Oxford University

Debates on migration policies are strongly focused on immigration control, revealing a general disregard for the role of sending country states. This gap reveals the assumption that sending country states are indifferent to emigration. A closer look reveals that many states are attentive to the migratory movements of their citizens, but face a complex trade-off between the perceived economic and political costs and benefits of emigration. This motivates governments to adopt more subtle policies that target specific categories of individuals. A typology of emigration policies will be presented showing how sending country states play a role in structuring emigration through influencing the (initial) composition and spatial patterns of emigration.

Venue: UNU-MERIT, Keizer Karelplein 19, Maastricht

Date: 27 April 2011

Time: 13:00 - 14:00