The areas you will cover in this course are:
1. International labour migration: Global trends and determinants.
- Definitions and their consequences
- Public attitudes
- The scale, patterns and drivers of migration
2. Beyond control? Objectives and limitations of the immigration state.
- The objectives and limitations of the immigration state
- Interests, institutions and ideas: What are the drivers of labour immigration policies?
3. Burden or benefit? The impacts of migrant workers in receiving countries.
- The economic effects of immigration
- The social effects of immigration
4. Opening doors: Labour immigration policies in high-income countries.
- Policy tools for regulating labour immigration
- Labour immigration policies in high-income countries: Key features and drivers
5. Labour emigration and rights abroad: The perspectives of migrants and their countries of origin.
- The effects of emigration on migrants, their families and countries of origin
- Labour emigration policies and dilemmas in practice
6. Temporary labour migration programmes: Past, present and future.
- Looking back: Experiences with past guest worker programmes
- Looking forward: Can we make TMPs work better?
7. Open borders: The economics and politics of free movement agreements.
- Drivers and effects of free movement agreements
- Policy changes: Comparing the EU and ASEAN
8. Illegal and exploited? Functions and impacts of illegality in labour migration.
- Definitions, functions and impacts of illegality in labour migration
- Policy responses
9. Inclusion and exclusion: The ethics of labour immigration policy.
- Fundamental ethical questions in labour immigration policy
- The ethics of temporary migration programmes that restrict migrant rights
10. Toward a World Migration Organisation? The global governance of international labour migration.
- The human rights of migrant workers: Why do so few countries care?
- The global governance of international labour migration: Where next?
We strongly recommend that you try to find a little time each week to engage in the online conversations (at times that are convenient to you) as the forums are an integral, and very rewarding, part of the course and the online learning experience.