|Module Title||INTERNATIONAL MIGRATIONS|
|Co-ordinator||Dr John Walton|
|Semester||Intended For Use In Future Years (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Next year offered||N/A|
|Next semester offered||N/A|
|Course delivery||Lecture||10 lectures, of varying duration|
|Assessment||Exam||Resit: the student will sit a two hour unseen examination paper during the resit period. Answer two questions from five. Free-time end of module exam. Answer two questions from nine, each answer not to exceed 1800 words. Paper released mid March. Answers to be submitted by mid May. Precise dates will be specified by the beginning of Semester 2.||100%|
Module Outline (Lecture Themes)
Having traced the evolution of international migration in the age of empire, the course focuses on international migration in a world of more tightly-controlled borders. Guest-worker migrations, undocumented migrations, brain-drain migrations, and refugee or forced migrations are considered, each illuminated by case studies.
To raise students' awareness of current problems in international migration, and to show how these relate to international political and economic relationships and their historical evolution. The suggested reading is wide-ranging, and students are exposed to the work of scholars from a variety of disciplines.
Module objectives / Learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should (1) be able to place any international migration flow within the general framework of international migrations past and present; (2) appreciate the forces which create a demand for international migration and the constraints which increasingly suppress that demand; (3) have a better understanding of the world and its peoples.
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P.E. Ogden. (1984) Migration and Geographical Change. Cambridge : CUP
William McNeill and Ruth S. Adams (eds).. (1978) Human Migration: Patterns and Policies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
Lydia Potts. (1990) The World Labour Market: A History of Migration. London: Zed Books
Reginald T, Appleyard (ed.). (1988) International Migration Today; Volume I Trends and Prospects, and. UNESCO and University of Western Australia Centre for Migration and Development Studies
Paul White,. (1986) 'International migration in the 1970s': revolution or evolution?'; 50-80 in Allan Findlay and Paul White (eds) West European Population Change. Beckenham: Croom Helm
Charles Stahl (ed). (1988) International Migration Today: Volume II Emerging Issues. UNESCO and University of Western Australia Centre for Migration and Development Studies
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Douglas S. Massey, et al.. (1993) Theories of international migration: a review and appraisal. Population and Development Review 19. 3: 431-466
Kingsley Davis. (1988) 'Social science approaches to international migration', 245-261 in Michael S. Teitlebaum and Jay M. Winter (eds). Population and Resources in Western Intellectual Traditions. Population and Development Review, Supplement to Volume 14
William McNeill, .. (1984) Human migration in world perspective. Population and Development Review 10: 1-18.