Global Migration in Global Politics
(A globális migráció kérdései a globális politikában) in spring 2015
Szabó Éva Eszter
, Fri 10:00–11:30
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-310 311
description & set texts
Course Description: Global migration is a natural concomitant of globalization. Managing migration flows, however, has presented nation states with unprecedented challenges in recent years. The global migration crisis – that has been under way ever since the 1990s – has exacerbated further since the emergence of the national security state in the post-9/11 world. As a result, migration issues have turned into constant items on the agenda of global politics. The course explores the migration issues that have exercised the U.S. and the global community most by covering such hot topics as border security and immigration controls, humanitarian crisis situations, remittances, integration or the brain drain phenomenon.
Set Texts: The set of readings (the course reader available electronically in Neptun Meet Street – Virtual Spaces/in the Departmental Office, #361) is based on excerpts from the following books: IOM. World Migration Report 2013. Migrant Well-being and Development. Geneva: International Organization for Migration (IOM), 2013. Web; Immigration and America’s Future: A New Chapter. Report of the Independent Task Force on Immigration and America’s Future. Spencer Abraham and Lee H. Hamilton, co-chairs; Doris Maissner, et al. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute, c2006. Web; “Top 10 Migration Issues of 2014.” [“Top Ten Migration Issues 2005-2014.”] Migration Information Source, the Online Journal of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). 2014. Web; Kirchner, Emil J. and James Sperling, eds. National Security Cultures: Patterns of Global Governance. New York, NY: Routledge, 2010; OECD. International Migration Outlook 2013. Paris: OECD Publishing, 2013. Web; Szabó, Éva Eszter. U.S. Foreign and Immigration Policies in the Caribbean Basin. Szombathely: Savaria University Press, 2007; Teitelbaum, Michael S. and Myron Weiner, eds. Threatened Peoples, Threatened Borders. World Migration and U.S. Policy. New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company, 1995; Weiner, Myron. The Global Migration Crisis: Challenge to States and Human Rights. New York, NY: HarperCollins College Publishers, c1995.
requirements & assessment
Requirements: Completion of the assigned readings, text analyses, presentations and an end-term exam; active participation and regular attendance (only three absences are tolerated).
Presentations – Each student is required to do two presentations on the topics offered. A presentation should not exceed 20 minutes altogether. It is to be accompanied by a detailed handout with in-text citations based on 3-5 sources (MLA). Note: Handouts without in-text citations and proper references (MLA) and presentations based on Internet sources of unreliable academic content (e.g. Wikipedia) will be turned down.
Assessment: Grades will be based on presentations accompanied by handouts with references (50%), an end-term exam (40%), in-class text analyses and class participation (10%). The pass grade is at 60%. The end-term exam is to be composed of two elective essay topics based on the material of the seminars and the assigned readings.