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Border Crossings: European Responses to Current Migration Issues (2 º Sem 2017/2018)

Code: 03233
Acronym: PCdF
Level: 1st Cycle
Basic: No
Teaching Language(s): English
Friendly languages:
Be English-friendly or any other language-friendly means that UC is taught in a language but can either of the following conditions:
1. There are support materials in English / other language;
2. There are exercises, tests and exams in English / other language;
3. There is a possibility to present written or oral work in English / other language.
1 9.0 0.0 h/sem 39.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 30.0 h/sem 0.0 h/sem 2.0 h/sem 94.0 h/sem 131.0 h/sem 23.0 h/sem 225.0 h/sem
Since year 2016/2017
Pre-requisites Students should have completed one year or more of a social sciences/humanities course related studies at the time of the course.
Voluntary work or professional experience will also be considered relevant.
Objectives The course aims to provide introductory knowledge to the current migration phenomenon and the European responses to the present crisis of refugees and immigrants.
From a multidisciplinary perspective, the course aims to:
1. Stimulate analytical and critical thinking;
2. Stimulate student sensitivity to migration issues;
3. Contribute to the increase of theoretical and practical knowledge;
4. Promote a practical component through study visits to governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations on the topics addressed.
Program S1: Refugees, Exiles, Migrants: a debate on mobility, borders, development and humanitarian aid
S2: International Borders, Standards and Trends
S3: Research Methods and Approaches
S4: Evolution of the European borders: Shengen, the Sahara, Frontex and the multiplication of walls in Eastern Europe
S5: Migratory routes to Europe. Non-European migrants vs. working patterns of European migrants
S6: Safety, religion, arts, the wall, crossing the sea, money
S7: European nationalisms Redux
S8: Original Sins: Oil, Weapons, and Rising
S9: Hard demographics, tougher politics
S10: "Me Expat, you Migrant" - Asymmetries in migration patterns, from and within Europe.
S11: New and old migrants: integration, reinvented identity, radicalization, marginalization
S12: Integration of immigrants and asylum seekers
S13: The boundary within the city: diversity, planning and housing in the creation of urban fears
S14: Work Visits + Cultural Activities
Evaluation Method The assessment is based on:
Final paper: 3750 words for a research-intervention project (Arial, 12, 1,5) (50%), to be sent after the course end; Oral presentation in class (20%); Quiz assessment (15%)
A quiz will be given to evaluate the amount of learning taking place in class and research visits; Participation (15%)
Teaching Method The objectives of this curricular unit are fulfilled through:
TM1 - attending classes (T and TP), tutorial guidance
TM2 - participation in class, reading the suggested bibliography
TM3 - participation in the course visits
TM4 - individual final written paper, quiz assessment, oral presentation of the final paper?s project

Observations -
Basic Bibliographic Balibar, Étienne. 2002. ?What is a border?? in Politics and the Other Scene, London & New York: Verso, pp.75-86
Bauman, Zygmunt. 2004. Wasted Lives. Modernity and its Outcasts. Cambridge: Polity Press

Brown, Wendy. 2010. Walled States, Waning Sovereignty. NY: Zone Books
Cresswell, Tim. 2006. On the move: Mobility in the Modern Western World. London/New York: Routledge
Ong, Aihwa. 1999. Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.
Sassen, S. (1998). Globalization and its discontents. Essays on the new mobility of people and money. New York: New Press.
Urry. John.2000. Sociology Beyond Societies: Mobilities for the Twenty-First Century, London/ New York: Routledge
Complementar Bibliographic Anderson, Ruben (2016), 'Hardwiring the frontier? The politics of security technology in Europe?s ?fight against illegal migration?', Security Dialogue, 47 (1), 22-39.
Brambilla, Chiara. 2015. ?Exploring the Critical Potential of the Borderscapes Concept?, Geopolitics 20:1, 14-34
Brenner, N. (ed.) (2013). Implosions/explosions. Towards a study of planetary urbanization. Berlin: Jovis.
Casas-Cortes, Maribel, et al. (2015), 'New Keywords: Migration and Borders', Cultural Studies, 29 (1), 55-87.
Clifford, James.1997. Routes: Travel and Translation in the Late Twentieth Century, Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press
Daniel, E. Valentine & Knudsen, J. Chr (eds.). 1995. Mistrusting Refugees, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press
De Haas, Hein (2008), 'The myth of invasion. The inconvenient realities of African migration to Europe', Third World Quarterly, 29 (7), 1305-22.
de Waal, Alex.1997. Famine Crimes: Politics and the Disaster Relief Industry in Africa, Oxford: James Currey
Donnan, H. & Wilson, T. M. 1999. Borders, Frontiers of Identity, Nation and State, Oxford/New York: Berg
Engel, Ulf; Nugent, Paul, ed. (2010). Respacing Africa. Leiden: Brill
Ferguson, James. 2005. ?Seeing Like an Oil Company: Space, Security, and Global Capital in Neoliberal Africa?, American Anthropologist, 107 (3), 377-382

Hyndman, J.
2000. Managing displacement. Refugees and the politics of humanitarism, Mineapolis: University Press
Jacobsen, K., & Landau, L.
2003. ?The Dual Imperative in Refugee Research: Some Methodological and Ethical Considerations? in Disasters, 27(3), pp. 185-206
Khotari, Uma. 2005. A Radical History of Development Studies: Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies, London: Zed Books Ltd
Kibreab, Gaim. 1999. ?Revisiting the Debate on People, Place, Identity and Displacement?, Journal of Refugee Studies 12(4), 384-410

Kibreab, Gaim. 2003. ?Citizenship Rights and Repatriation of Refugees?, International Migration Review, 3781), pp. 25-73

Kirby, Peter Wynn. 2009. ?Chapter 1, Lost in ?Space?: An Anthropological Approach to Movement??, in Kirby (ed.), Boundless Worlds: An Anthropological Approach to Movement, Berghan Books, pp. 1-28
Knudsen, J. Chr. 1995. ?When trust is on trial. Negotiating refugees? narratives?, in E. Valentine Daniel & J. Chr Knudsen (eds) Mistrusting Refugees, Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, pp. 13-35
Malkki, Liisa. H. 1995. ?Refugees and Exile: From ?Refugee Studies? to the National Order of Things? Annual Review of Anthropology 24, pp. 495-523
McKee, Yates. 2007. ? ?Eyes and Ears?: Aesthetics, Visual Culture, and the Claims of Nongovernmantal Politics?, in Feher, M., Mckee, Y. Krikorian, G. (eds), Nongovernmental Politics, Cambridge (MA): MIT Press
McKenzie,  Robert; Triulzi, Alessandro, eds. (2013). Long Journeys. African Migrants on the Road. Leiden: Brill
Parker, N. & Vaughan-Williams, N. 2012. ?Critical Border Studies: Broadening and Deepening the ?Lines in the Sand? Agenda?, Geopolitics 17(4) pp. 727?733
Perera, S.
2007. ?A Pacific Zone? (In)Security, Sovereignty, and Stories of the Pacific Borderscape?, in P. K. Rajaram and C. Grundy-Warr (eds.), Borderscapes: Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory?s Edge (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press 2007) pp. 201?227.
Scheel, Stephan and Ratfisch, Philipp (2014), 'Refugee Protection Meets Migration Management: UNHCR as a Global Police of Populations', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40 (6), 924-41.
Sussman, Rachelle. 2014. ?From ?Disaster Porn? to Dignity: Brand Strategies and Humanitarian Culture?, Paper presented in American Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Antonio (TX), 2014-11-26
Tulumello, S. (2015a). Fear and urban planning in ordinary cities: From theory to practice. Planning Practice and Research, 30(5), 477?496.
van Dijk, Han, Foeken, Dick & van Til, Kiky.
2001. ?Population Mobility in Africa: An Overview? in de Bruijn, Mirjam; van Dijk, Rijk; Foeken, Dick (eds), Mobile Africa: Changing Patterns of Movement in Africa and Beyond, Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 9-26
Wacquant, L., Slater, T., & Pereira, V. B. (2014). Territorial stigmatization in action. Environment and Planning A, 46(6), 1270?1280.
Warner, Daniel. 1992. ?We are all Refugees?, International Journal of Refugee Law 4 (3), pp. 365-372
Zetter, Roger. 2007, More Labels, Fewer Refugees: Remaking the Refugee Label in an Era of Globalization, Journal of Refugee Studies (2007)20 (2): 172-192.