Taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester. The course addresses contemporary migrations as inseparable but multidimensional processes of the political economy of globalization. We will discuss the most relevant theoretical paradigms on the subject, the impacts of these processes in the sending and receiving countries, as well as the theoretical approaches to the problem of the incorporation of migrants and their cultural implications.
This course will provide you with an understanding of the migration phenomenon from a multidimensional perspective and in close relation with the processes of accumulation and governance at a global level. Specifically, you will be able to:
- Explain the main theoretical approaches that have contributed to the interpretations of the different dimensions of the contemporary migratory processes.
- Evaluate the real and potential functionality of emigration in the integral development of the societies involved.
- Analyze the effects of emigration on states and national policies in areas such as the emergence of transnational societies and regions, multiculturalism and the relativization of citizenship.
- Evaluate the socio-economic, cultural and ethical implications of the growing role of Chile as a “receiving country” of immigration.
Department: Political Science