EU484 Half Unit
Europe's Role in Global Migration Governance
This information is for the 2021/22 session.
Dr Natascha Zaun CBG 6.08 and Miss Matilde Rosina CBG.7.04
This course is available on the MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe, MSc in Culture and Conflict in a Global Europe (LSE & Sciences Po), MSc in European and International Public Policy, MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Bocconi), MSc in European and International Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in International Migration and Public Policy, MSc in International Migration and Public Policy (LSE and Sciences Po), MSc in Political Economy of Europe, MSc in Political Economy of Europe (LSE and Sciences Po) and MSc in The Global Political Economy of China and Europe (LSE and Fudan). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course provides an overview of Europe’s role in global migration governance. The course will address different aspects in this regard, including the externalisation of EU and European Member States’ migration policies, bilateral and multilateral agreements with third countries, cross-references between regional bodies of integration as well as regional/international courts and Europe’s cooperation with international organisations such as the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Students will be equipped with a variety of theories to analytically assess these areas of European activity, including theoretical frameworks such as venue-shopping, diffusion and securitisation.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures and seminars totalling a minimum of 25 hours across Michaelmas Term. The teaching will be delivered this year through a combination of online and on-campus formats (or if required, online only). This course includes a reading week in Week 6 of Michaelmas Term, and a review session will be held at the start of the Summer Term to prepare for the online assessment.”
Formative coursework consists in regular (i.e. weekly) participation in the Moodle debate and the submission of one mock exam (answering two out of eight questions) in the MT.
- Arcosta Arcazo, D. and Geddes, A. (2014): Transnational diffusion or different models? Regional approaches to migration governance in the European Union and MERCOSUR. European Journal of Migration and Law, 16: 1, pp. 19-44.
- Betts, A./Milner, J. (2006): The externalisation of EU asylum policy: the position of African states. Oxford: COMPAS Working Paper No. 36.
- Czaika, M. and Hobolth, M. (2016): Do restrictive asylum and visa policies increase irregular migration into Europe? European Union Politics, 17: 3, pp. 345-365.
- Gammeloft-Hansen (2011): The externalisation of European migration control and the reach of international refugee law. The Hague: Brill.
- Greenhill, Kelly M. (2010): Weapons of mass migration: forced displacement, coercion and foreign policy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.
- Lavenex, S. (2015): Multilevelling EU external governance: the role of international organizations in the diffusion of EU migration policies. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42: 4, pp. 554-570.
- Lavenex, S. and Uçarer, E. (2003): Migration and the externalities of European integration, Lanham et al.: Lexington Books.
- Mau et al. (2015): The Global Mobility Divide: How visa policies have evolved over time. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 41: 8, pp. 1192-1213.
- Thouez, C. and Channac, F. (2006): Shaping international migration policy: The role of the regional consultative process. West European Politics, 29: 2, pp. 370-87.
Online assessment (100%) in the ST.
The online assessment for this course will be administered via Moodle. Questions will be made available at a set date/time and students will be given a set period in the ST to complete the answers to questions and upload their responses back into Moodle.
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2021/22 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the differing needs of students in attendance on campus and those who might be studying online. For example, this may involve changes to the mode of teaching delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Department: European Institute
Total students 2020/21: 44
Average class size 2020/21: 15
Controlled access 2020/21: Yes
Value: Half Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working
- Problem solving
- Application of information skills
- Application of numeracy skills
- Specialist skills