POSC 218 Political Economy of International Migration
This course is a PhD-level introduction to the International Political Economy (IPE) of migration. The primary objective of the course is to teach students to conduct original research on IPE-related topics. To that end, the course covers basic theories and reviews cutting-edge research. The course is organized by substantive topic area. The first half of the course covers the politics of immigration in the receiving country. The second half examines the effects and politics of emigration for sending countries. We will also cover topics about the human rights aspects of migration—refugees, asylum seekers, and undocumented immigrants. Overall, the course covers the most prominent areas of IPE research in migration, leaving other, equally interesting topics, for students to pursue in other courses and independently in their research projects.
Course offered: Fall 2018, Spring 2021, Spring 2023