Refugees in International Politics
Division II; Writing-Intensive; Difference, Power, and Equity;
Globally, refugees seem to create, and be caught up in, chronic crisis. This course evaluates how this can be–how a crisis can be chronic. We investigate who refugees are, in international law and popular understanding; examine international and national laws distinguishing refugees from other categories of migrants, evaluate international organizations’ roles in managing population displacement, and consider refugee camps in theory and example. In whose interest is the prevailing system? Who might change it, and how?
The Class: Type: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: eleven graded essays: five primary, five critique, and one statement
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: first-year students
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive; Difference, Power, and Equity;
Distribution Notes: DPE: Refugees are, by definition, those persecuted because of their political allegiance or membership in an ethnic, racial or religious group; having lost the protection that nationality should give them, they become de facto stateless. This course examines the way in which states oppress people and the question of why we privilege these categories of oppression. WI: Students will write, and will write about writing, every week.
Attributes: POEC International Political Economy Courses; PSCI International Relations Courses;
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- PSCI 160 - T1 (S) TUT Refugee International Politics