Migration Issues and International and Domestic Governance

Principal Researcher in Kobe University
Kazunari SAKAI
(Professor, Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University)

Principal Researchers in the Oversea Partner University
(Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Paris West Nanterre)
(Associate Professor, Department for Asian, African and Mediterranean Studies, University of Naples L'Orientale)

With regard to the formation of and change in international and domestic governance caused by the increase in migrants, we will delve into the topics of 1) international environment analysis about migrant attitudes, 2) migrants and identity politics, and 3) welfare policy analysis. We will also conduct surveys on the situation in Asia while realistically analyzing the serious problem of migrant and refugee influx occurring most particularly in Europe. In ordre to analyze the push and pull factors for human movement and the issues related to the political process of the receiving society, the research will be conduted by scholars in such disciplines as  political science, international relations theory, economics, sociology, history, and anthropology.