BORDERS, BOATS AND BARRICADES: THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Not currently offered
Credit points: 15
This subject examines the politics of international migration in a global age. It considers international migration trends and the theoretical models that explain the factors motivating mass movements of people in recent decades. It looks at how governments and the international community respond. Some migrants are welcome. Others are not. Why? How do governments integrate, or not, migrants into the host society? How do they sell their migration policies to their own citizens? We will also consider the effects diverse government policies have upon the lives of those who move, whether legally or illegally, permanently or temporarily. Australian and international case studies are used to assess how migrants and societies are faring in local, comparative and trans-national contexts. Assessment tasks will develop students' understanding of global mobility and their capacity to devise effective policy resolutions of the challenges and opportunities it presents.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorJames Leibold
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesSeminar discussions, online forums.Students engage with immigration issues in class and on-line activities, as well as assessment tasks including research essay and take-home exam.Students will conduct comprehensive independent research for their research essay.Students will construct and present clear, coherent arguments in seminars, on-line assessment, research essay and their take-home exam.Students engage with social, ethical and cultural understanding in seminars, on-line activities and all assessment tasks.
Prerequisites 15 credit points of any second year Politics subject or 15 credit points of any Humanities and Social Sciences subject, or subject coordinator's approval
Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
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The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World
AuthorCastles, S., De Haas, H. and Miller, M.J.
Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A
Entire subject or partial subjectN/A
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