chapter  32
15 Pages

Migration and refugees

BySita Bali

In this chapter, students will learn why and how migration has come to be seen as a security issue. It outlines different types of population movements and how states normally deal with them before examining the direct impact migration can have on the security of the state from war, violence and terrorism. Next, it considers the effect of population movement on security, broadly defined. This will include an assessment of the impact of migration and ethnic minority communities on host state foreign policy, particularly related to the countries of origin of its migrant communities. It will go on to consider the impact of migration on the internal social stability and cohesion of host states.