IR 238 Political Economy of International Migration

Political Science Field: Associated Courses
International Relations Track: Political Economy and Development (B)
Typically offered every 2-3 years

Milena Novy-Marx
Fall 2013 ("W" Optional) — M 14:00-16:40

Course Syllabus

This course explores trends in international migration, examining the major waves of global migration over the last century, focusing especially on the last decade. It examines the push and pull factors that drive movements of people, the policies for addressing these movements, and the politics and other factors that help shape the migration policies of high and low income countries. We will consider both forced and voluntary migration. We will also examine recent literature that explores the relationship between migration and economic development, including remittances, diaspora, and evidence for the impact of migrants on institutions. The final part of the course covers nascent forms of global governance to address international flows of people.