Migration Research Center at Koç University
International Summer School -III-
The Political Economy of International Migration:
Labour, Markets, and Development
16-28 June 2013
The MiReKoc International Summer School of 2013 entitled, “The Political Economy of International Migration: Labour, Markets, and Development” aims at bringing together different theoretical and empirical debates on the economy-international migration nexus, which focuses on the perspectives of three main actors of international migration: the migrants, receiving countries/communities, and sending countries/communities. The insight of migrant-centred perspectives will be elaborated within the context of labour market integration and migrant rights. The perspectives of receiving countries/communities will be examined and applied to the specific questions of labour demand, demography, and larger integration issues. The position of sending countries/communities will be discussed through the relationship between international migration and development. The lectures in the School will not only reflect the conventional debates in the field, but they will also highlight the critical perspectives over the related debates. An interdisciplinary approach at the School will be combined with research findings through different methodologies to be reflected in the lectures, and will provide the participants a dynamic and multi-dimensional knowledge that will be used both for scholarly and policy-making purposes.
Two weeks of lectures and discussions given and led by a distinguished international faculty will also be combined with field trips within Istanbul involving seminars given by NGO representatives. The programme is designed for PhD and graduate students as well as junior experts in the field. While applications from all over the world is encouraged, this year only partial scholarships will be available for the candidates. The fee for the programme is 1500 Euros covering lectures, course materials, field trips, food, and accommodation. There is not a specific form for scholarship applications, all applicants are evaluated for the scholarships. The summer school will be conducted in English; readings will also be in English. A certificate will be provided upon successful completion of the program. Additional requirements will be imposed on those participants who are seeking course credits.