Erasmus course: Forced Migration in East and Southeastern Europe|
Spring Term 2018, Wednesday 7-10pm Room 10
Professor Dr.Dr. Eftihia Voutira
Course Description The course introduces students to the causes and consequences of voluntary and forced migration both from the standpoint of the host states and the forced migrants’ experiences of displacement and search for protection.
It examines: a) the historical experiences of major refugee movements and the evolution of the various ‘solutions’ to the problem of refugees on the institutional level (ie. integration to first asylum country, third-country resettlement and repatriation) from the beginning of the 20th century till today,
b) the development of Western, East European asylum and immigration policies and social exclusion practices,
c) the role of the international organizations in defining a common immigration and asylum policy (for host states),
d) regional variations (Eastern Europe, Balkans, Middle East) in policies towards asylum and immigration and forced migrant integration strategies.
It uses the case study method of presentation as well as institutional and situational analyses.
Students are expected to choose a topic of research,
Prepare a power point presentation for in class discussion
Do the reading assignments as presented in class and take a final examination
* Download from the UNHCR website the Course book
Also the following references as background readings for the lectures and discussions:
http://www.jstor.org/stable/2676049?origin=JSTOR-pdf H. Adelman
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2676051
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2676055
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2676058
Host societies and immigrants
Second generation youth in 6 EU countries