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Border Security and Migration - PICT907

The modern sovereign state was established on the assumption of a fixed population. The traditional global movements of people are increasingly challenging this assumption driven in part by the unequal impacts of economic globalisation and the conflicts that result from it. This unit examines the nature of this movement and the measures being taken by states and international organisations to control it. In addition, it examines the causes and nature of migratory and refugee movements in the past and present and their effects on the security of states and societies. It aims to assess the political and practical measures being taken by both developed and developing countries to control migratory flows. Thereby special attention is paid to border control mechanisms as well as international cooperation that comprise both state and non-state actors. Another focus of this unit will be to analyse the political and societal effects of the integration of immigrants.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Dalbir Ahlawat

Admission to MPICT or MCPICT or PGDipPICT or GradDipPICT or GradDipCPICT or MPICTMIntSecSt or MCPICTMIntSecSt or MIntSecStud or GradDipIntSecStud or GradCertIntSecStud Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ISS807
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Security Studies and Criminology

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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