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SOU44062/SOU44064 Migration Mobilities and Integration

Module Content/Outline:

This module examines key forms of contemporary international movement, migrations, mobilities and transnationalism. We begin with an overview of the main migration phases globally before moving on to explore particular aspects of contemporary migration such as intra-European mobility, high skilled migration, irregular migration and lifestyle migration. Conceptual and empirical discussions will be linked to wider social transformations including economic globalisation, Europeanization and securitization.

Learning Objectives:

Students successfully completing the module will be able to:

  • · Explain and critically discuss the main theories of migration and mobility;
  • · Discuss and evaluate the links between migration, globalisation, securitization and the economy;
  • · Explain, critically analyse and compare the movement of migrants across a number of dimensions, host and origin countries;
  • · Critically engage and examine current empirical research and policy documents in the field of migration.

Lectures & Tutorials/ Contact hours:

One lecture and one tutorial per week.

Recommended Texts/ Key Reading:

De Haas, H. Castles, S. and Miller, M.J. 2020. The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (6th ed.). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Amelina, A., Horvath, K., Meeus, B. (Eds.) 2016. An Anthology of Migration and Social Transformation. Springer.

De Haas, H., Czaika, M., Flahaux, ML, Mahendra, E., Natter, K., Vezzoli, S., Villares-Varela, M. 2018. International Migration, Trends, Determinants and Policy Effects. IMI Working Paper Series, No. 142. DEMIG No. 3

Assessment

SOU44062 5 ECTs is assessed by a presentation and an essay (2,500) due at the end of Hilary term 2022.

SOU44064 10 ECTs is assessed by a presentation and an examination at the end of Hilary term 2022.