The Political Economy of West African Migration Governance

19 Jul 2019

One of three public lectures on the EU’s asylum and immigration dilemmas, this seminar will explore Western African interests, stakes, and stakeholders when it comes to governing migration, including emigration, immigration and dealing with displaced persons.

12:00
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13:30
24105 Kiel
Institut für Weltwirtschaft
Fence

What do we know about the interests, stakes, and stakeholders when it comes to governing migration in Africa? Despite increasing political attention to improve migration cooperation between the EU, its member states, and African countries, migration policy frameworks are fragmented and often lack local ownership—partially due to European dominance in setting the migration agenda. The seminar will present first insights from recent fieldwork in the Gambia, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal.

The seminar is organized and hosted by the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM) and the Kiel University’s Department of Political Science.