Armed conflicts and persecution are the main causes of flight, but people also leave their homes for a number of other reasons. Push factors for migration include, for example, a lack of employment and education opportunities, political and economic instability, a difficult security situation, or environmental issues.
GIGA researchers investigate several topics in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East and in cross-regional perspective that relate to these push factors: What role do religion, ethnicity, and natural resources play as causes of conflict? Can the choice of specific rules and institutions – for example, power-sharing – prevent violence and secure peace? How do authoritarian regimes legitimise themselves and which policies do they pursue? Is there a correlation between the regime or state type and the fight against poverty? How do states deal with the challenge of inclusive and sustainable development?
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