Political Science 1020E Lecture Notes - Indo-European Languages, Political Geography

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
Western University
Political Science
Political Science 1020E
Migration and Global Politics
Sidney Klein: mass migration “go back millions of years”
1) Early movements in Mesopotamia of Assyrians and Hittites
2) Indo-Europeans into India date back to 2000 BCE
3) Individual liberalism: people were free to move
Push factors
1) Technological advances
2) Natural disasters
3) Rises in population and scarcity of work
Pull factors
1) Campaigns to attract farmers and labourers
2) 2008, 200 M migrants worldwide, 3%
3) 10-15% global migrants are illegal
40% migrants move to another middle-low income country
Irredenta: territorially based minorities contiguous to a state controlled by their co-
ethnics, people who often call for self determination
1) Created by a shift in political geography
2) Diaspora
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