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210074 SE BAK12 SE Österreichische Politik (2017S)

Migration and Social Movements: Austria in comparative perspective

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


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Dienstag 07.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 14.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 21.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 28.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 04.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 25.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 02.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 09.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 16.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Samstag 20.05. 10:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 23.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock
Dienstag 30.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal 1 (H1), NIG 2.Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In this seminar we will examine the phenomenon of collective action in relation to immigration. We will look at how and why immigration has become a politicized issue, and what this politicization implies for Western immigration nations. We will study pro- and anti-migration movements, as well as the rise of protest among migrants themselves. The course will also cover more institutionalized forms of protest including radical right parties in Western democracies. We will also discuss the recent emergence of refugee support groups during the so called “migration crisis”.
The course, thus, engages with different forms of collective action. It enables students to understand contentious politics in relation to immigration, and to differentiate social movements from other forms of collective action, as well as to understand the connections between these different forms of action.

By the end of the module, students are expected to:
-Demonstrate independent and critical understanding of the most important aspects of contentious politics and immigration
-Demonstrate understanding of contextual factors that shape forms of collective action and protest related to immigration
-Fully identify the strengths and weaknesses of different theoretical approaches to and analytical concepts of the study of social movements
-Demonstrate appropriate cognitive, communicative and transferable skills, including understanding complex concepts and theories, exercising critical judgement, problem-solving skills; making effective oral and written presentations, utilising specialist primary and secondary sources, and deepening the capacity for independent learning
-Write essays in English with a coherent argument that are referenced in accordance with established academic practice
-Establish an in depth knowledge of the Austrian case

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Please be aware that you have to be able to read and discuss academic texts in English to participate in this course, and to be graded positively. You must be able to formulate and express your ideas in English.

Your grade will be based upon the following criteria:
Completion of reading in advance of the sessions, submission of short summaries of key texts
Active participation in the seminar discussion
Seminar presentation
Active involvement in group discussions
Submission of one essay (approximately 4000 words in length)
Oral, individual discussion of the essay after submission with the lecturer (10 minutes, summarizing the major arguments) may be requested in cases in which argument of essay is unclear

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Essay (including discussion of the essay): 50 per cent
Presentations and active participation: 50 per cent


Students are expected to engage with the inputs provided by the lecturer and are required to engage independently with the literature in the field. The list of core readings and the reading list for each unit (some texts will be added throughout the semester) provided by the lecturer offer a range of core readings whilst giving a flavour of the breadth and scope of the literature, but other additional sources are available. It is expected that in preparation for coursework (essay and presentation) students supplement the readings listed by the lecturer.


Core readings for this module are:
The Politics of Immigration: Contradictions of the Liberal State by Hampshire, J., Polity Press 2013.
The Oxford Handbook on Social Movement Studies, edited by Della Porta, D., and Diani, M., Oxford UP 2015.
The Social Movements Reader, edited by Goodwin, J and Jasper, J. Third edition, Wiley-Blackwell 2015.
The Populist Radical Right. A Reader edited by Mudde C., Routledge 2016.
Europeanizing Contention. The Protest against ´Fortress Europe´in France and Germany by Monforte, P., Berghahn 2014.
Rallying for Immigrants Rights edited by Voss, K. and Bloemraad I., University of California Press 2011.
Citizenship, Migrant Activism and the Politics of Movement edited by Nyers P., and Rygiel K. Routledge 2012.

In addition to the core readings and the readings for each unit it is also important to keep up to date with the current journals. Among the most important journals for this course are the following:
Social Movement Studies
Citizenship Studies (2016 Special Volume (20:5) on The Contentious Politics of Refugee and Migrant Protest)
International Migration Review
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Ethnic and Racial Studies
European Journal of Migration and Law
Immigrants and Minorities
International Migration
International Migration Bulletin
International Migration Law
Social Identities

Internet ressources:
Cosmos. The Centre on Social Movement Studies. http://cosmos.sns.it/
The Politics and Protest Workshop http://politicsandprotest.ws.gc.cuny.edu/
The Center for the Study of Social Movements (CSSM) http://cssm.nd.edu/
Institut für Protest und Bewegungsforschung https://protestinstitut.eu/information-in-english/
Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung (Focus on civil society and migration): http://www.bpb.de/gesellschaft/migration/kurzdossiers/227503/zivilgesellschaftliches-engagement

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:38