More people than ever before are living in a different country than the one they were born in, according to a 2022 report from the International Organization for Migration. Although many countries once considered migration mainly from an economic perspective, migration has become a security concern for many. Researchers refer to this transition as the "securitization" of migration.
In order to gain a better understanding of the causes and consequences of this shift, Dr. Philippe Bourbeau, Canada Research Chair in Immigration and Security, is developing a new analytical framework to study the securitization of international migration. Bourbeau and his research team are working to better understand the multiple dimensions and drivers of this trend. Using a multidisciplinary approach, they will advance our knowledge of the link between the concept of resilience and the securitization of migration.