This non-regional optional module aims to introduce students to postcolonial critiques of both development and migration studies and problematise the increasing relevance of national borders in the postcolonial world order and their impact on the irregularisation of migration movements from ‘developing’ to ‘developed’ countries. It will interrogate the representation of the ‘global South’ in connection to the representation of ‘Europe’. This module will introduce students to a variety of perspectives on contemporary migration, mobility and displacement, drawing on theoretical engagements, empirical studies, NFO reports and visual media. This module will stimulate students to critically engage with and deconstruct traditional theories and analytical tools of migration and border studies and critically reflect on migration and asylum policy, state-led migration management, NGO’s developmental and humanitarian aid, and civil society’s solidarity initiatives.
*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.
Taught in: Semester 2
Module assessment - more information
1 x 1,500 Word Essay (50%); and 1 x 2 Hour Exam (50%)