Fences, Refugee Boats, and ‘New Borderlands’: A course on Europe’s (re)emerging borders
This draft syllabus is intended as a teaching aid that conveys the research framework and key findings of BordEUr. It can serve as a template for instructors seeking to design a course on migration, bordering, securitized borders, or a combination of these.
The course itself is a comparative examination of borders/borderlands that have (re-)emerged in and around the European Union in the wake of the 2015 so-called migrant crisis. Beyond a general introduction to bordering studies, the European Union’s bordering practices, and the securitization and dramatization of borders, the course examines specific cases to uncover the relationships between borders, security, rightwing populism, Europeanization, and migration.
The course is intended for the Masters level, and requires no previous training in any specific discipline.
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