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PAIR2003 Ethics and Politics of Migration

Module Overview

Migration is both a political topic that is growing in importance under contemporary conditions of global transformation and an issue that raises important (and difficult) questions for political theory. This module is designed to address these questions by providing both analytical introduction to normative debates on the politics of migration. In particular, it focuses on the key issues raised for political theory by migration. Part 1 The Politics of Membership Boundaries Access to Citizenship Permanent Residents Temporary Workers Irregular Migrants Refugees/Stateless Person Part 2 The Politics of Territorial Borders Refugees Family Reunion Migrants Open Borders and the Right to Exclude

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

This module is designed to provide both analytical introduction to normative debates on the politics of migration.

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

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.

Syllabus

Part 1 The Politics of Membership Boundaries Access to Citizenship Permanent Residents Temporary Workers Irregular Migrants Refugees/Stateless Person Part 2 The Politics of Territorial Borders Refugees Family Reunion Migrants Open Borders and the Right to Exclude

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

If enrolment numbers are greater than 15, there will be 18 lectures, 1 revision session and 5 seminar meetings. If enrolment is less than 15, there will be 12 2-hour workshops.

TypeHours
Teaching30
Independent Study120
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Joseph Carens (2013). The Ethics of Immigration. 

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

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Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  (1000 words) 20%
Coursework  (3000 words) 50%
Coursework  (1500 words) 30%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework  ( words) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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