Refugees, States, and the International System of Refugee Management (INTL 1803T)
This class is organized by the movement trajectory of a “composite” refugee. Beginning with flight from the conflict country, we will learn about refugee hosting in the countries of the Global South, resettlement in the countries of the Global North, asylum-seeking, and return and incorporation. While very few individual refugees pass through all these stages and places, we will use these categories to analyze different types of refugee policies and experiences. We will learn how refugees are embedded in a world system of control and humanitarian protection in which policymaking in one context is strongly shaped by actors elsewhere.