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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?
1 x 2hr weekly seminar
Module assessment - more information
One compulsory but non-assessed 15 minute seminar presentation; One 4,000 word essay