Is Migration Good, Bad, or Normal?

Is Migration Good, Bad, or Normal?


In this final episode of Migration 101, Hein inspires us to move away from the polarised conversation around migration and to acknowledge that migration is a fundamental feature of human development.

Recommended Reading

Hein has collated much of the material covered in this course in this blog post, titled Human Migration: Myths, Hysteria and Facts. If you prefer video, watch his inaugural lecture at Maastricht University.

This resource bank, compiled by the UK’s Migration Museum project, is excellent and searchable by age and topic.

Visit the International Migration Institute’s paper series for 132 free downloads of state-of-the-art migration research.

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Hein de Hass

Hein de Haas

Hein is Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. He was a founding member and director of the International Migration Institute at the University of Oxford. He is a co-author of The Age of Migration, a leading textbook in the field of migration. You can find more information and free downloads of his publications on his website. He also maintains a blog – we recommend this entry titled “Human migration: myths, hysteria and facts” and this one on migration and climate change.