The Institute for Migrations and Ethnic Studies, Zagreb


The Faculty of Philosophy of the Split University


Prof. Anđelko Milardović

The Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies




The age we live in is usually defined as a global era. This is a time marked by global migration. Looking from a historical perspective, migration, as a mechanical dimension of population / demography, has always had a global dimension. Migrations created cities, cultures and civilizations. Without them there would be no towns, societies nor civilizations. Yet what distinguishes today’s global from the previous historical forms of global migration? According to our judgement, technology and speed of movement in the society of speed (P. Virilio), from one point to another point of the world. The development of transport and communication technologies, new media, above all the speed of movement, establish a dividing line and a significant difference between today’s and historical global migrations.


One is for sure, we live in the “age of migration”. This is the title of a book by Stephen Castles, the leading world sociologist of migration (1) (Stephen Castles, The Age of Migration. Calgrave, 2009). Migration knowledge is systematized within the sociology of migration. Epistemology of migration is far more complex. Demography, history of migration, anthropology, culture, economics, politics and law, all these individual sciences deal with specific dimensions of migrations. It is about the vastly produced knowledge and information to be systematized in the form of databases.


In the methodological sense of the topic of Global Migration, there are three basic databases. In the first (Basic Databases and General Sources), the already-formed databases on the sociology of migration, demography, exploration guides and encyclopedias have been formulated. In the second (Methodology), sources on “methodological cosmopolitanism” and “methodological nationalism” were included, the two methodologies represented in our project. In the third (Globalization, migration, global migration, anti-immigrant parties, xenophobia) systematized information on key project concepts.

Five basic databases relating to key project concepts such as “globalization”, “anti-globalization”, “migration”, “global migration,” globalization and migration, “anti-immigrant parties / populism”, xenophobia / radical populism, with its analytical structures and exposure method.
These databases are the cornerstone for the construction of a specialized scientific portal on demography and migration as a scientific tool for the realization of this project and above all useful for the scientific community, state administration, EU administration, politics and the media. It is a challenging task but through persistence and technology, we will soon make it!


The project coordinator


In making of this database constructive conversations with Ms.Marit Brčić-Kuljiš about the need for making such a base that will benefit and help the members of the research team were of great use. Thank you Marita!



Luka Milardović

Web admin&web marketing

I owe a thank you to Luka Milardović for the digital support to the project and for setting up the data base on our site.



I. Basic databases and general sources

A.Sociology (migration) online

B. Research Guides Migrations

C .Encyclopedia

D. Specialized Databases. Specialized databases. Knowledge for policy

E. Database. Population / demography



II. Methodology

A. Methodological Cosmopolitanism

B. Methodological nationalism

III. Database. Globalization, migration, global migration, anti-immigrant parties, xenophobia. Fundamental concepts of the project


Base 1.Globalization


B. Glossar

C. History of Globalization

D. Theorists


F. Articles

G. Videos

H. Info-graphics

K.Index Globalization / Report

L. Antiglobalization


Base 2. Migration

A. Definitions & Glossar

B. Migrations – theory and practice

C. Migrations and Cultures

D.Migrations and multiculturalism

E. Video



Base 3.Global migrations

A. Terms, Glossary



D. Global migration and global climate change

E.Forced migration

F. Global management of migration




Base 4.Globalization and migration


B. Scientific Sources




Base 5. Anti-immigrant Parties / Populism

A. Selective bibliographies

B. Anti-immigrant parties

C.Migration and populism

D. Populism. Theoretical concept

E. Theorists

F.Populism in Europe


H. Political Studies

K.Populism in Europe-empirical level



N. Populism in the media


Base 6. Xenophobia / Right Radical Populism

A. Xenophobia

B. Scientific articles / Texts

C. Publications. Political parties as actors of populism and xenophobia in Europe

D. Different documents sources on xenophobia



G.On xenophobia in the media