Module Identifier GG36110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr John Walton  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Pre-Requisite GG10310  
Course delivery Lecture   10 lectures, of varying duration  
Assessment Exam   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%  
  Resit assessment   2 Hours Unseen examination, answer 2 questions from five.   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.

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Module Aims

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, strudents 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.

Reading Lists

William McNeill and Ruth S. Adams (eds).. (1978) Human Migration: Patterns and Policies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press
P.E. Ogden. (1984) Migration and Geographical Change. Cambridge : CUP
Lydia Potts. (1990) The World Labour Market: A History of Migration. London: Zed Books
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
William Alonso (ed.). (1987) Population in an Interacting World. Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press
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
Charles Stahl (ed). (1988) International Migration Today: Volume II Emerging Issues. UNESCO and University of Western Australia Centre for Migration and Development Studies

Douglas S. Massey, et al.. (1993) Theories of international migration: a review and appraisal. Population and Development Review 19. 3: 431-466
George J. Borjas and Marta Tienda. (Feb 1987) The economic consequences of immigration. Science 235; 645-651
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.