Should Borders Separate or Connect?
Part four of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): In our political and media narratives, we often operate with binary notions: secure or insecure borders, legal or illegal immigration. Ruben Andersson, an anthropologist at Oxford University who researches undocumented migration from West Africa to Southern Europe, challenges this way of thinking.
Do Borders Affect Your Freedom?
Part three of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Taking back control, Make America great again, Au nom du peuple. All these slogans promise citizens the ease and comfort of regaining control of their countries from migrants and outsiders, but do they deliver this in practice, challenges Chandran Kukathas of the London School of Economics.
Do Migrants Take Away Jobs?
Part two of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Many people think that migrants take jobs away from citizens, reduce wages, or both. But you may also have heard the argument that immigrants benefit the economy. So, who’s right? Well, it's not that simple, explains Alan Manning of the London School of Economics.
Are Migrants City-Takers or Makers?
Part one of our course Six Impossible Ideas (after Brexit): Suzie Hall of the London School of Economics takes us to a super-diverse street in South London, telling us what we can learn about the ways migration shapes modern cities and economies.