The seminar takes a closer look at migration and asylum policies in different countries around the world. Through looking at different approaches to policies in countries like Germany, Israel and Australia (among others), ideas and theories behind their policies on migration and asylum will be explored. The course will delve into a number of issues prevalent in the field of migration and asylum policy, as well as examine the scholarly debate on best practice.  Against this backdrop, the impact of the European Union on national policies in Europe will be discussed in order to create a better understanding of harsh disputes between members states when it comes to asylum policy. The course will be wrapped up with a complementary look at attempts at global governance of migration.

Semester: ST 2022