POLI 2427 International Migration and Refugees in a Global World (Spring: 3 )
Migration is a phenomenon as old as human history. Yet, the way it has been perceived has changed over time. International migration, today, is accepted as a complex, dynamic and multi-dimensional phenomenon, which is inextricably linked with fundamental concepts of modern politics. This course aims to introduce basic concepts and theories related to international migration as well as the major challenges the international society faces. The course is structured in two broad parts; the first will introduce conceptual, historical and theoretical background whereas the second will focus on a particular type of migration: the refugees. Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to develop an understanding of concepts and theories of migration, major challenges for international society, international refugee regime, and link between international security and migration. They will also be able to contextualize the developments in the post-'Arab Spring' era.
Instructor(s): Cigdem Hajipouran Benam
Last Updated: 05-Nov-15