Universität Wien FIND

210071 SE BAK12: SE Austrian Politics (2017W)

Politics of Migration in Europe(engl.)

6.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 21 - Politikwissenschaft
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max. 50 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


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Freitag 20.10. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Samstag 21.10. 10:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Freitag 24.11. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Samstag 25.11. 10:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 3 (H3), NIG 2. Stock
Freitag 12.01. 09:45 - 18:15 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock
Samstag 13.01. 10:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal 2 (H2), NIG 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Dr.in Zeynep U. Kasli

The speed and types of migration have reached new heights in the early 21st century as compared to 50 years earlier. Regardless of that,some people, who want to reach, for example, Amsterdam, have to pay almost 10 times more than a regular fair for perilous itineraries. What makes some passports more valuable than others? Does a nation-state’s passport guarantee equal rights and treatment for all? How are the borders and boundaries distinguishing some groups from the others determined? Who are defining these borders, and why? Who challenge these borders, why and how?

This Bachelor political science course combines theoretical and empirical studies on the politics of migration, borders and citizenship with a regional focus on Europe. We will start with exploring theoretical and epistemological debates in migration studies. From a historically informed perspective, we will look at fundamental consequences of migration in shaping social and political relations in the European context. Particularly, we will study changing trends in mobility practices, policies of migration and border control, and their impacts on the citizenship practices of migrant and local communities.

• to obtain familiarity with the complex foundations of the politics of mobility, contestations and resistances to it within the prevailing global political order.
• to critical engage with the theories developed in social sciences and their application in the study of the migration, borders and citizenship.
• to develop an analytical lens beyond the dominant state-centered perspectives in order to critically assess the current policies of migration management and their implications for international studies.
• to enhance analytical skills by designing and carrying out small empirically informed research projects.
• to develop presentation skills during regular class discussions and paper presentations.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Grades will be based on response papers, quizzes and a term paper.

Response papers: (30%) Students are expected to write max. 4 response papers throughout course and the best 3 will be counted towards the final grade. Each response paper will be approximately 500 words including 3 questions inspired by the readings of that week. Questions aim at initiating class discussion and seeking clarification to the reading material. Papers must be submitted two days before the classes (latest Wednesday 23:59 PM) and students are expected to actively contribute to the class discussions for the sessions they submit a response papers.

Quizzes: (10%) These will be quizzes in some sessions to keep students on track with the assigned readings and encourage participation.

Term paper: (60%) Throughout the course, students are expected to work towards a final paper (around 3000 words). By our November meetings, students will select a contemporary case, based on a critical reading of different news sources (preferably in several languages). The students will write a synopsis based on this newspaper search and ask research questions based on the theoretical readings covered up to that point in the course. Based on my feedback, half way in the semester, students will finish and submit online their annotated bibliography of the secondary literature. Students will be encouraged and guided in visiting migration-related organizations, conducting interviews with experts/migrants/local community members and doing discourse analysis of different materials, from films to political speeches. In the last session, students will make a peer review of each other’s paper and then a short presentation of their papers before submitting the final version of their papers. Adjustments will be made according to number of students enrolled.

Synopsis: 10 %
Annotated bibliography: 10 %
Final term paper: 25 %
Peer review: 5 %
Presentation: 10 % of the final grade

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Consideration of all three dimensions.


Grades will be based on response papers, quizzes and a term paper.


Tentative List:

Castles, S., de Haas, H. and M. J. Miller (2014) The Age of Migration. London: Macmillan. Pp.1-24, 25-53.

Kalir, B. (2013) “Moving Subjects, Stagnant Paradigms: Can the ‘Mobilities Paradigm’ Transcend Methodological Nationalism?” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39 (2): 311-327.

Malkki, L. (1992) “National Geographic: the rooting of peoples and the territorialization of national identity among scholars and refugees,” Cultural Anthropology 7(1):24-44.

Harper, M. and S. Constantine (2010) “The British Empire and Empire Migration, 1815 to 1960.” In Migration and Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-11.

Kasaba, R. (2009) A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Nomads, Migrants and Refugees. Seattle: University of Washington Press, pp.3-13, 123-140.

Frank, M. and J. Reinisch (2014) “Refugees and the Nation-States in Europe, 1919-59,” Journal of Contemporary History, 49(3): 477–490.

Torpey, J. (2000) “Coming and Going: On the State Monopolization of the Legitimate Means of Movement,” in The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship and the State. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 3-10.

Geddes, A. and P. Scholten (2016) “Analysing the Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe.” In the Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe London: Sage Publications. Pp. 1-20.

Zolberg, A. (1989) “The Next Waves: Migration Theory for a Changing World,” International Migration Review, Silver Anniversary Issue: International Migration an Assessment for the 90's, 23 (3): 403-430.

Bloch, A. and M. Chimienti (2011) “Irregular migration in a globalizing world,”Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34(8), 1271-1285.

De Genova, Nicholas. 2002. “Migrant ‘Illegality’ and Deportability in Everyday Life.” Annual Review of Anthropology 31 (1): 419-447.

Huysmans, J. (2000) “European Union and Securitization of Migration”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 38(5): 751-777.

Longazel J.G. and M. A. H. van der Woude (2014) “The Negotiated Expansions of Immigration Control,” Law and Social Inquiry 39(3): 555-559.

Schrover, M. and W. Schinkel (2013) “Introduction: the language of inclusion and exclusion in the context of immigration and integration.” Ethnic and Racial Studies 36 (7): 1123-1141.

Meyer, S. and S. Rosenberger (2015) “Just a Shadow? The Role of Radical Right Parties in the Politicization of Immigration, 1995–2009,” Politics and Governance (3) 2: 1-17.

Barnickel, C and T. Beichelt (2013) “Shifting Patterns and Reactions –Migration Policy in the New EU Member States,” East European Politics and Societies and Cultures, 27 (3): 466-492.

Geddes, A. and P. Scholten (2016) “Towards Common EU Migration and Asylum Policies?” In the Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe London: Sage Publications. Pp. 144-172.

Collyer M. (2016) “Geopolitics as a migration governance strategy: European Union bilateral relations with Southern Mediterranean countries,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42 (4): 606-624.

Hyndman, J. and A. Mountz (2008): “Another Brick in the Wall?” Neo-Refoulement & the Externalisation of Asylum in Europe & Australia,” Government and Opposition 43 (2): 249-269.

Faist, T. (2010) “Towards Transnational Studies: World Theories, Transnationalisation and Changing Institutions,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 36 (10): 1665-1687.

Koser, K. (2007) “Refugees, Transnationalism and the State,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 33 (2): 233- 254.

Andrijasevic, R. and W. Walters (2010) “The International Organization for Migration and the International Government of Borders,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 28 (6): 977-999.

Pallister-Wilkins, P. (2015) “The Humanitarian Politics of European Border Policing: Frontex and Border Police in Evros,” International Political Sociology, 9: 53-69

Aradau, C. (2004) “The Perverse Politics of Four-Letter Words: Risk and Pity in the Securitisation of Human Trafficking”, Millennium: Journal of International Studies,

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 18.10.2018 11:28