Movement of the people is decided by perception. People make decision of migration based on their judgement of the current situation. Even in the same situation, the perception of the circumstances in which people spend life differ from person to person. That is why there appears difference of decision between people who stay and people who move. Perception of their life affects people’s priorities in their choice for movement. People put different priorities among importance of the distance and relation with their family, education for children, opportunity of work, risk and benefit of migration. In this workshop we analyze recognition of the migrants-refugees and investigate its impact toward dynamics of movement.
On the other hand, perception of the people toward migrants also affects people’s movement. Migrants are often well aware of the general reaction of the people in the host society toward them and avoid regions where there is strong discrimination against them. In the European countries, Muslim migrants-refugees especially tend to cause friction from cultural difference. In those cases perception of Islam and their religious custom affects integration of the people. Reaction toward migrants-refugees also affect acceptance policy in the host countries.
Perception of both migrants and residents of the host society have impact to the people’s dynamics and integration. This workshop focus on this aspect and investigate the general tendency of the mechanism.
Research Fund: This workshop is supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI (Multi-year Fund)) - “Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research (Fostering Joint International Research)” represented by Aiko Nishikida, titled “Interdisciplinary study of the migration and policy concerning Arab migrants-refugees in Germany” (16KK0050)