Human mobility, conflict and development

7.5 credits

Human mobility comprises phenomena as diverse as nomad pastoralism, rural-urban migration, refugee flows, internal displacement, international migration, and human trafficking. Often a crucial link in the peace-development nexus, the relationship between human mobility, conflict and development is non-linear and non-deterministic. It is shaped by context-specific structures, cultures, institutions, and traditions. More recently, regionally different effects of environmental change add to the complexity of understanding human mobility. The module defines, measures, and illustrates different forms of human mobility. Reviewing major trends in theories on migration and mobility, the module demonstrates links to underlying debates in academia and in policymaking. Drawing on numerous case studies the module scrutinises the value of important analytical concepts, such as livelihoods, vulnerability, integration, and gender for broadening the understanding of mobility in the peace-development nexus.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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