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Immigration: Politics and Policies - POIR210

In this unit we investigate linkages between collective attitudes towards immigrants and public decision-making in this field from the local to the global level. The unit adopts a comparative perspective and puts Australia’s contemporary experience in context.

We will first clarify terminology so as to better understand our object of study. We will then ask the following questions: To what extent is immigration a contentious issue for voters in various countries? How does immigration policy work at the level of cities, subnational and federal states, as well as in the international arena? What is the role of the media and that of researchers in immigration politics and policy?

The unit seeks to provide students with tools allowing them to develop their conceptual and analytical skills and meaningfully engage with current scholarly and public debates on immigration politics and policy.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Adele Garnier

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL or POIR units) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): POL255
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Assessed As: Graded
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Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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