PSCI 384

The European Governance of Migration: Reflections on Emerging Responses

Major Discipline(s):
Political Science
Spring Semester

The objective of the course is to provide students with an overview of the ‘global’ governance of irregular migration, looking at the theoretical framework and the policies currently implemented. The course will look at the challenge irregular migration poses for liberal democracies and specifically look at the border management systems in place, border security, and the enforcement measures (and their implications) in the EU first and foremost but also the USA and Australia. The course will look at the emerging responses to irregular migration from a critical and comparative perspective. Throughout the course the students will also have the opportunity to meet with representatives of NGOs and understand the reality on the ground as well as how policies are shaped in response to human mobility.