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INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL MIGRATION RESEARCH
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Germany - Free University of Berlin - 'Free Univ. Berlin'
UC Course SubjectPolitical Science
Number & Suffix: 153 J
Full UC Title: INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL MIGRATION RESEARCH 
Transcript Title: CRITCAL MGRTN RSRCH 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.5 - Upper Division 
Course Description: Since transnational migration and refugee movements in 2015 have increasingly transcended European external and internal borders and in many cases reached the heart of Europe, European migration and border policies have become the focus of political and scientific debates. Various forms of migration and border control in Europe are being discussed, the standardization and expansion of which have been observable for several decades. These processes of regulation and control of migration are investigated through migration and border research that is critical towards power and domination. This concerns especially the contested negotiations for freedom of movement, rights, participation and affiliation between a large number of actors - not least the migrants themselves. The research perspective focuses on institutions, stability and structures, as well as on conflicts, resistances, dynamics and transformations in the creation and development of migration and border political realities. The theoretical, methodological, and empirical contributions of the research field also bring together the claims and the endeavors to always reflect on the practice and function of academic knowledge production and to include it in the analysis. The seminar, which introduces the central debates of critical migration and border research, first provides an overview of classical approaches to migration and border research and the normative and socio-theoretical criticisms of them. Based on this, the second part discusses the concept of the migration and border regime, which forms the basis of the seminar. Against this background, the third part deals with interdisciplinary perspectives on empirical research fields, such as European migration and border policy, spatial analyses of borders, critical perspectives on integration, citizenship, and migrant resistance as well as the integration of migration and gender. 
Language of Instruction: German
 
Partner Title: EINFÜHRUNG IN DIE KRITISCHE MIGRATIONSFORSCHUNG 
Partner University Department: Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft 
Partner University Course Number: 15143