October 27, 2021

Immigration and Conflict

Outline

  • South-North vs South-South immigration
  • Refugees and identity formation in Tanzania
  • Evidence

Immigration Context

Different patterns of immigration

  • Dancygier (2010) looked at immigration to UK, Europe
  • But refugee and immigrant flows by far between countries in the Global South, not to Europe/North America

Different patterns of immigration

What might be different about immigration in this context compared to immigration to places like UK, Canada?

Different patterns of immigration

Possible differences:

  • immigration driven more by conflict/displacement?
  • immigrants/refugees enter already ethnically diverse societies
    • weaker states, weaker national identity
  • immigrants/refugees may have co-ethnics in the host country
  • assistance from UN/humanitarian organizations?

Different patterns of immigration

Different patterns of immigration

Thinking about explanations for ethnic conflict we’ve discussed…

How might the influx of refugees across a border affect ethnic identification and ethnic politics?

Example: Tanzania