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Spring 2011 - 61934 - PA388K - Advanced Topics in Public Policy

Comparative Immigration Policy

Instructor(s): Givens, Terri
Unique Number: 61934
Day & Time: W 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Room: BAT 5.102
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Course Overview

Topics for these policy seminars have included environmental and natural resources policy, health-service delivery policy, social welfare policy, transportation policy, science and technology policy, international affairs, national security, urban and regional growth policy, and political campaigns.


Section Description

Description: One can argue that the attacks of September 11 highlighted the issues surrounding immigration unlike any other event in the last century. Other attacks such as the Madrid bombings, the murder of Theo Van Gogh, and the London bombings have also highlighted issues of immigration and integration. In the last decade countries around the world have had to examine the ways that they secure their borders and control the flow of people in and out of their country. In an era of uncertainty, how can we pursue policies that will ensure the security of our borders without closing off flows that are often considered necessary to economic security? This course is designed to provide students with an overview of immigration law and politics in the U.S. and other parts of the world, particularly Europe. Students will be provided with the tools needed to analyze immigration policy, and describe the arguments for and against particular policies.

Grading Policy: Weekly Assignments 50%; Research Proposal 50%

Texts: Daniel Tichenor, Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control in America; Terri E. Givens, Gary P. Freeman, and David L. Leal, Immigration Policy and Security: U.S., European and Commonwealth Perspectives.  Other texts as determined.