Global Migration and Security
This course focuses on the relationship between global migration and security. Security is increasingly invoked in relation to migration; in this course, we pay attention to how migration is conceived of as a security issue. We analyse the implications this has for the understanding of migration as a political and social phenomenon and the ways in which international migration is governed, managed and controlled. Throughout the course, we will therefore address questions regarding the kinds of insecurities to which global migration gives rise.
In the course, we approach the migration/security nexus from two different directions: from the security studies perspective and from the migration studies perspective. You learn how to analyse contemporary scholarship around the securitization of migration, human security as well as the political economy of migration control. You also get to explore how the above logics are visible in the technologies used to manage and control global migration and the particular spaces and actors involved in such processes.
The overall aim of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and analytical skills necessary to analyse the relationship between migration and security and to critically examine its consequences for how migration is understood and managed.