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The Political Economy Of International Migration (Module)

Module description

Please note that module information is indicative and may change year to year.

The theoretical aim of the module is, first, to understand the problem of migration, both legal and illegal, in the context of globalisation; and, second, to assess the relation between globalisation, marginalisation and the EU response to threats of mass immigration from less developed countries. The Unit therefore focuses on the following theoretical questions:

  • How is the process of globalisation related to the increase of migratory flows from less developed countries to Western ones?
  • What are the main political and economic causes and consequences of migration, in general, and illegal migration, in particular?
  • Is there tension between legal and illegal migration?

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

1 x 2hr weekly seminar

Module assessment - more information

One compulsory but non-assessed 15 minute seminar presentation; One 4,000 word essay

Key information

Module code 7AAOM010

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20

Semester Semester 2 (spring)

Study abroad module Yes