PSCI 384

The European Governance of Migration: Reflections on Emerging Responses

Major Discipline(s):
Political Science
Fall 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 in the EU. To The course will look at the emerging responses to irregular migration and particularly maritime irregular migration to the EU from a critical and comparative perspective. 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 The US and Australia, a country that the EU is currently looking to as a model of future practices will also be addressed to enable students to get a sense of how liberal regimes are currently managing irregular migration. 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 visit one refugee reception site to comprehend the challenges in place for both host and guest.