Addressing the refugee crisis, labour migration and international mobility, the course introduces some of the major theoretical contributions in linking globalization and international migration in a historical perspective. The course offers a political economy approach to international migration, its forms, causes and consequences. Students will familiarize themselves with the world system and north-south relations beyond nationalism, ethnocentrism and orientalism. The role of international actors is analysed in relation to policies aiming at solving problems caused by inequalities globally and locally, via aid/cooperation, migration, development and redistributive social policies.