July 21-23, 2020, Cambridge UK

3 DAYS / 10 Workshops
MORE THAN 200 ACADEMIC PAPERS

The Impact of Migration on Gulf Development and Stability

Gulf States have the highest proportion of migrant workers in the world. Conversely, global migrants see the Gulf States as a major magnet, the third largest in the world after the European Union and North America. By contrast with its overwhelming importance for economies and societies, migration to Gulf States is under-documented and under-researched and the Gulf does not have the place it would deserve in migration studies. The main go ...


Gulf States have the highest proportion of migrant workers in the world. Conversely, global migrants see the Gulf States as a major magnet, the third largest in the world after the European Union and North America. By contrast with its overwhelming importance for economies and societies, migration to Gulf States is under-documented and under-researched and the Gulf does not have the place it would deserve in migration studies. The main goal of this workshop will be to gather international expertise on migration to the Gulf with the aim of addressing the impact of migration on Gulf development and stability. Another aim will be to start building the Gulf migration studies community. A by-product of the workshop may be an edited volume. The workshop will be multidisciplinary and open to all the disciplines that are relevant to migration studies, such as political science, economics, demography, law, contemporary history, sociology

Migration and the international mobility of labour have made the Gulf States a unique part of the world. Nowhere as in GCC countries are local indigenous populations a minority of inhabitants; nowhere else do majorities consist in migrants with temporary residency, no access to citizenship and limited membership in society. Nowhere else are labour markets so highly dependent upon the international recruitment of the workforce. There has been until now three successive stages of migration to the Gulf, and a fourth stage may well be opened in the wake of the economic crisis started in 2008. 




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Nasra

M. Shah

Professor -
Kuwait University



Philippe

Fargues

Professor -
European University Institute


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