Structural Determinants of Migration Crises.
This Work Package explores the structural determinants of migration ‘crises’. Migration crises are frequently conceived of, and responded to, as temporary, abnormal shocks to sending, receiving, and transit countries. The determinants of migration crisis are thus often overlooked by policy approaches that treat the symptom rather than the underlying determinants through reactive, emergency responses. This is perhaps why what we call ‘migration crisis’ is, in fact, becoming the new normal both within and outside of Europe. In this Work Package, we examine macro-level factors leading to this seemingly perpetual state of crisis, and which explain the structural dimensions of the so-called ‘crises’.