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OAMI 2070 - Global Migration Governance

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Spring 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

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Course Description

Global mobility is woven into the social architecture of globalization and international relations. Global migration is both a cause and an outcome of globalization. Mobility appears to be a point of tension of political modernity at the national and international scales. This seminar focuses on international processes and institutions such as international organisations, on national and regional migration policies, on the structuring of life spaces of migrants and refugees and on transnational social dynamics and patterns of mobility. It aims at exploring the migration phenomenon at different scales. The course relies on a body of empirical and theoretical research in sociology, anthropology, history, political sciences and political economy. It connects the discussion of migration with the academic debates on national and international public action, its normative frameworks and principles, its practices and its agents. Towards the end of the course students will have acquired an informed and critical vision of issues relating to the global governance of migration and forced mobility using different social science approaches. The objective of the course is to provide understanding of migration politics at various levels (local, national, regional, international, transnational), of the mechanisms and actors of regulation, and socio-economic structures of migration and asylum trends. This graduate seminar aims at developing students' ability to conduct research on a precise topic, using both empirical and theoretical material, drawing upon various sources (academic, institutional) to collect data (qualitative and quantitative). Students can work either on a policy brief or on a case study format, on a research design or on a policy paper, which allows them to develop further either scientific or policy-oriented skills. Presentational skills and meaningfull participation to class debates will be part of the evaluation in both cases.
Short biography:
Please follow these link to see the biography of the teachers: http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/en/cerispire-user/7217/0 http://www.sciencespo.fr/ceri/en/cerispire-user/7131/1612 http://migrinter.hypotheses.org/credits/z-2/thomas-lacroix

Teachers

  • GEMENNE, François A. (research fellow in political science)
  • LACROIX, Thomas (Enseignant)
  • LE BAIL, Hélène M. (chercheur)
  • THIOLLET, Hélène C. (Researcher, CERI- Sciences Po)
  • WIHTOL DE WENDEN, Catherine (Researcher Director, CNRS and CERI)

Pedagogical format

The seminar includes: 1. The instructors' of a guest lecturer's introduction to a topic including a discussion on the reading(s) of the week and 2. A student's presentation on a case study or a policy brief on a topic related to the topic of the class, leading to a class discussion.

Course validation

1. Class participation: 15% of the final grade 2. Final assignment: Policy paper or Research design: 50% of the final grad. Maximum of 5,000 words essay will be handed to the instructors at the end of the semester. The final essay can be presented as a research design for students who wish to write a Master's thesis on a migration related issue. Professors should be contacted during the semester by students who wish to do so. 3. Oral and written in class assignment. Policy brief or Case study: 35% of the final grade The Policy brief or Case study will be presented and discussed in class. The format is a 10-15' presentation for single students presentations, 20-25' for two students presentations (policy brief, case study). The written version of Policy briefs and Case Studies should be sent no later than 2 days after the seminar to the entire group and the professors and include the input and discussion held during the seminar.

Workload

The seminar is including: 1. the instructors' of a guest lecturer's introduction to a topic and 2. a student's presentation on a case study related to the topic of the class, leading to a class discussion. Towards the end of the course students will have acquired an informed and critical vision of issues relating to the global governance of migration and forced mobility using different social science approaches. This graduate seminar aims at developing students' ability to conduct research on a precise topic, using both empirical and theoretical material, drawing upon various sources (academic, institutional) to collect data (qualitative and quantitative). It also allows student to develop their academic and policy analysis skills in a practical fashion (policy briefs, case study report, critical reading, research design, research or policy paper writing). Nota bene: The final assignment can be presented as a research design for students who wish to write a Master's thesis on a migration related issue. Professors should be contacted during the semester by students who wish to do so.

Required reading

  • Reference readings, core sources for the courses' reflection. Weekly readings will be recommended and assigned throughout the seminar:
  • 1. Stephen Castles Mark J. Miller The age of migration: international population movements in the modern world, New York ; London: Guilford Press, cop. 2009
  • 2. Carens, Joseph The Ethics of Immigration (Oxford Political Theory). Oxford University Press. 2013
  • 3. James Hollfield, Caroline Bretell, Migration Theory, Routledge, 2007
  • 4. Antoine Pecoud and Martin Geiger, The New Politics of International Mobility. Migration Management and its Discontents, Osnabrück: IMIS Beiträge 40, 2012.

Additional required reading

  • 5. Antoine Pecoud and Martin Geiger The Politics of International Migration Management, Basingstoke: Palgrave 2010
  • General Biography
  • Rahel Kunz, Sandra Lavenex and Marion Panizzon Multilayered migration governance: the promise of partnership / edited [London; New York: Routledge, 2011
  • Rey Koslowski Global mobility regimes [Ressource électronique], Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
  • Stephen Castles, Raúl Delgado Wise, editors Migration and development: perspectives from the South, Geneva : IOM International Organization for Migration, 2008 URL: http://publications.iom.int/system/files/pdf/md_perspectives_from_the_south.pdf
  • Kristof Tamas and Joakim Palme, Globalizing migration regimes: new challenges to transnational cooperation, Aldershot; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate, cop. 2006
  • Alexander Betts (ed) Global Migration Governance, OUP, 2011
  • Steven Vertovec and Robin Cohen, Migration, diasporas, and transnationalism, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 1999
  • Portes, A., and J. Böröcz1987 “Contemporary immigration: Theoretical perspectives on its determinants and modes of incorporation”, International Migration Review, 23(3)
  • Philip Martin, 1999 “Guest worker policies: An international survey”, in A Bernstein and M. Weiner (eds), Migration and Refugee Policies: An Overview, Pinter, London
  • Antoine Pécoud and Paul de Guchteneire (eds.), Migration Without Borders. Essays on the Free Movement of People,