How do political factors impact migration decisions? How do neo-nationalist politics affect the migration of ethnic minorities? Does political violence drive migration? Which types of violence drive migration, and which types stifle it? How much violence leads to migration? Is there a threshold? How do violence and economic uncertainty together drive migration? As neo-nationalism, ethnic exclusion, and violent political rhetoric have increased in recent years, so has the recognition of complex migration decision-making. This panel invites papers that explore the complex relationship between violence, politics, and migration - at the micro-level through individual and household decisions, or at the macro-level through migration policy and theory.