PAIR3007 Ethics and Politics of Migration
Migration is a topic at the centre of political concerns on scales ranging from local to global. The central question that this module addresses is this: How should transnational migration be governed? It does so by focusing on the key normative debates surrounding migration in general and specific forms of migration in particular. There are three main parts to the module: 1) The political ethics of territorial borders which addresses issues concerning the right to regulate borders 2) The political ethics of migration which addresses the ethical claims of different kinds of migration 3) The political ethics of civic boundaries which addresses access to, and forms of, civic status in relation to migration. Structured by these foci, the module will address the main positions, arguments and debates within the contemporary political theory of migration.
Aims and Objectives
This module is designed to provide both analytical introduction to normative debates on the politics of migration.
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the main debates concerning migration.
- Critically evaluate the major theoretical arguments proposed .
- Deploy a range of modes of written communication.
- Raise specific questions on seminar reading.
- Relate the issues here to wider normative debates in political theory.
1) The political ethics of territorial borders which addresses issues concerning the right to regulate borders 2) The political ethics of migration which addresses the ethical claims of different kinds of migration 3) The political ethics of civic boundaries which addresses access to, and forms of, civic status in relation to migration.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
24 lectures, 5 seminars
|Guided independent study||81|
|Total study time||160|
Resources & Reading list
Seyla Benhabib. The Rights of Others.
Brian Barry & Bob Goodin (eds.). Free Movement.
Phillip Cole. Philosophies of Exclusion.
Warren Schwartz (ed.). ustice in Immigration.
Rainer Baubock. Transnational Citizenship.
Matthew Gibney. The Ethics and Politics of Asylum.
Joseph Carens (2013). The Ethics of Immigration (CORE TEXTBOOK).
Ruth Rubio-Marin. Immigration as Democratic Challenge.
|Coursework (3000 words)||50%|
|Coursework (1500 words)||25%|
|Coursework (1000 words)||15%|
|Extended Essay ( words)||100%|
Repeat type: Internal & External