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The Ethics and Politics of Migration

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
20
ECTS points
10
Level
Level 7
Module lead
David Owen
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

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 attending to justice, democracy and security as key values for reflecting critically on these positions, arguments and debates.

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