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Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence

The research programme Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence (CMGI) focuses on urbanisation, migration, and economic development in a comparative and global context.

The central question that guides our research is: How did individual lives change between 1350 and 2000 by processes of city growth, increasing mobility, and global interaction? Put another way, how did globalisation, industrialisation, and state formation alter urban environments, mobility patterns, gender roles, and mentalities, both at the local and at the global level?