GV4A5 Half Unit
International Migration and Immigration Management
This information is for the 2016/17 session.
Dr Eiko Thielemann CON3.14
This course is compulsory on the MSc in International Migration and Public Policy. This course is available on the MSc in Comparative Politics, MSc in EU Politics, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities, MSc in European Studies: Ideas, Ideologies and Identities (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Global Politics, MSc in Human Resources and Organisations (International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management), MSc in Political Economy of Europe and MSc in Public Policy and Administration. This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course has limited availability and requires that students (regardless of Department or MSc programme) obtain permission from the teacher responsible via the ‘LSE For You’ capped course management system. This course is capped at 2 groups. The deadline for enrolments is 12.00 noon, on Monday, 3 October 2016. You will be informed of the outcome by 12 noon, Wednesday, 5 October 2016.
This course offers a theoretically informed account of the challenges posed by international migration and resulting policy responses. The focus is on the comparative analysis of immigration control policies in OECD countries.
The course is structured in three parts. The first introduces a number of theoretical models that seek to explain the dynamics of international migration, migration control and migrant integration, addressing questions such as: Why do people migrate? Why do states accept migration? The second, comparative part deals with national public policy responses to the issue of asylum & refugees, 'illegal' migration & human trafficking and (legal) immigration. The final part focuses on the analysis of multilateral policy initiatives on migration management at the global, regional and bi-lateral level.
10 hours of lectures and 15 hours of seminars in the MT. 1 hour of lectures and 1 hour and 30 minutes of seminars in the ST.
There will be a reading week in week 6 of the MT for advice and feedback sessions.
All students are expected to submit two non-assessed essays.
There is no single textbook but the following texts are useful introductions: M Baldwin-Edwards & M Schain, The Politics of Immigration in Western Europe, 1994;A. Betts, Protection by Persuasion: International Cooperation in the Refugee Regime, 2009); A. Betts, Global Migration Governance, 2010; C Boswell, European Migration Policies in Flux: Changing Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion, 2003; C Brettell, Migration Theory: Talking Across the Disciplines, 2000; S Castle & M J Miller, The Age of Migration, 1998; W A Cornelius et al, Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective, 2004; A Geddes, The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe, 2003; A Geddes, Immigration and European Integration, 2000; V Guiraudon & C Joppke, Controlling a new migration world, 2001; J F Hollifield, Immigrants, Markets, and States: The Political Economy of Postwar Europe, 1992; C Joppke, Challenges to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States, 1998; G Loescher, Beyond Charity: International Cooperation and the Global Refugee Crisis, 1996; J Money, Fences and Neighbours: The Political Geography of Immigration Control, 1999; S Sassen, Guests and Aliens, 2000; D Thranhardt, Europe, a New Immigration Continent, 1994; A R Zolberg et al, Escape from Violence: Conflict and the Refugee Crisis in the Developing World, 1997.
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Student performance results
(2012/13 - 2014/15 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2015/16: 27
Average class size 2015/16: 14
Controlled access 2015/16: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Problem solving