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140272 VO Migrationregimes and Refugee Protests (2013S)

Connecting research and political activism

The first unit of this lecture course will take place on April, 11. All relevant information or any changes to the syllabus will be announced on the blackboard system Moodle (to be accessed via the course catalogue).

Details

Language: German

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 11.04. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 18.04. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 25.04. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 02.05. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 16.05. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 23.05. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 06.06. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 13.06. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 20.06. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)
Thursday 27.06. 18:30 - 20:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 28 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Since early 2012 there have been refugee protests in several European countries, such as Germany, France, and Greece. These protests are interconnected on many levels, as refugees formulate not only practical but strategic demands, i.e., pushing for an acknowledgement of socio-economic reasons for claiming refugee status. Another important characteristic of the protests is that refugees are acting as political agents in their struggle against increasingly restrictive European-wide asylum policies by speaking for themselves instead of representative NGOs or humanitarian organisations speaking for them. At the same time other actors – supporters, charitable organisations, and institutionalised political and civil-society actors – are also actively involved in the protests. Our hypothesis is that the emergence of this social movement can be traced to its transnational networks and communication links, but also to the contemporary form of national and European migration policies, such as the residency restrictions in Germany or the Dublin II Regulation.

In this lecture series we will discuss the current dynamics of refugee protests and migration policies in the Austrian and European context from an interdisciplinary perspective with academics, activists, and representatives of NGOs.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam. Regular participation in discussion is recommended.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

An understanding of social movements in the context of contemporary migration and asylum policies.

Examination topics

Presentation and Guest Presentation, Commentary, Discussion (German and English)

Reading list

In the first unit the required readings will be up on the blackboard system Moodle.

Association in the course directory

RTV, KOA,

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