Refugees and asylum seekers

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semesters 3-4

Typically offered in

Autumn/Spring semester

Course description

The course is based on different empirical researches dealing with migrant communities in Hungary. The main focus of the seminar is to analyize the different migration strategies of the immigrants from the persepectives of political sciences, economics, sociology and cultural studies. We will discuss in detail the alternative strategies of migrants to get integrated like the mechanism of assimilation, segregation, and integration, the diaspora context and the new transnational migration trends. Also we will touch the question of hospitality of the host society and the phenomena of xenophobia toward foreigners.

  • Karen Phalet - Marc Swyngedouw Measuring immigrant integration: the case of Belgium, Migration Studies", XL, n. 152, 2003, 773-803 (digital source)
  • György Csepeli, Zoltán Fábián & Endre Sik: Determinants of denial and acceptance of refugees in Hungary, in  Karen Phalet-Antal Orkeny (eds) Ethnic Minorities and Inter-Ethnic Relations in Context: A Dutch-Hungarian encounter. Aldershot-England: Ashgate (digital source)
  • Ágnes Hárs, Bori Simonovits and Endre Sik: The Labour Market and Migration: Threat or Opportunity? The Likely Migration of Hungarian Labour to the European Union, TÁRKI Social Report Reprint Series No 15. (digital source)
  • Antal Örkény, Mária Székelyi, and Zoltán Várhalmi : Multicultural Democracy and Immigrants’ Social Capital in Europe: Participation, Organisational Networks, and Public Policies at the Local Level. The Hungarian case study. (digital source)