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Robert G. Moser, Chair BAT 2.116, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-5121

Fall 2008

GOV 365N • 2-Immigration and Compar Polit

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
39540 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
MEZ B0.306
Freeman, G

Course Description

The movement of peoples across national borders, either voluntarily or as the result of man-made or natural catastrophes, is a defining characteristic of contemporary world affairs. This course will focus on the political sources and consequences of global migration. It will be broadly comparative, but will concentrate on the politics of immigration in three continental settings: Western Europe, North America, and Australia. We will focus on Western Europe in the period after the Second World War when millions of foreigners moved to Britain, France, Germany and other European countries to take jobs during the great economic expansion that lasted for nearly 40 years. In addition, we will consider the chief immigrant settler societies in the world. The USA is the world=s most important country of permanent immigration and, along with Canada and Australia, is almost the only country still encouraging mass immigration for permanent settlement.

Grading Policy

Grades will be computed in the following manner: Attendance 05 Exam 1 25 Exam 2 25 Exam 3 25 Paper 20 Total 100


Stephen Castles and Mark J. Miller, The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World Givens, Freeman, and Leal, Immigration and Security after 9/11 Cornelius, et al, eds. Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective


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