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CODE 106700
ACADEMIC YEAR 2024/2025
CREDITS
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR SPS/01
LANGUAGE English
TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
SEMESTER 2° Semester
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The course focuses on some crucial issues of the ethics and politics of migration that are salient in the contemporary philosophical debate.

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AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

This course aims to give participants a conceptual toolbox to master contemporary debates about social behaviours, ideology, and forms of emancipation. The course will examine the consequences and responses to forms of political, social and economic domination. We will go on to read and discuss key texts and debates in social theory. This course will provide students with the vocabulary and conceptual tools to navigate public and scholarly debates about power, inclusion, emancipation, as well as foundational discussions about individuals and structures.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course is intended to provide students with

  • an accurate knowledge of the contemporary academic debate on the topic of the course
  • mastery of its main theoretical and normative issues
  • develop an autonomous critical and informed point of view, and competent arguments, on the issues discussed in class.
  • important social skills, such as the ability to respect others and their needs, the willingness to overcome prejudices, to express and understand different points of view, and the ability to manage one's own social interactions
  • awareness of their preferred learning strategies, ability to organize and assess their personal knowledge according to what they have understood and learned.
  • improved oral and written communication skills, ability to adapt their communication to the context, utilise various sources and tools, critical thinking, elaborate and evaluate information, argumentation skills.

PREREQUISITES

The course will be held in English. Students are expected to read articles and comment on selected passages in English. 

TEACHING METHODS

Lectures, class discussions (debate), problem-based learning, flipped classroom, didatics by cases and problems.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

During the course we will analize and discuss some crucial normative issues raised by migratory movements: is there a universal right to migrate? Which rights do migrants have after admission within the borders of the receiving state? What are the requirements for naturalisation? What is the difference between voluntary and forced migratio, and how is this distinction relevant to migratory policies? What is owed to refugees? Do states have the right to control emigration? Are there legitimate remedies to brain drain? Do people have a right not to emigrate?

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Two texts among the following:

S. Fine e L. Ypi (a cura di), Migration in political theory: The ethics of movement and membership, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016.

A. Sager, The Ethics and Politics of Immigration: Emerging Trends, Lanham, Rowman & littlefield, 2016.

J. Carens, The ethics of immigration, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.

D. Miller, Strangers in our midst: The political philosophy of immigration, Cambridge, Ma, Harvard University Press, 2016.

C. Kukathas, Immigration and freedom, Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2021.

S. Song, Immigration and Democracy, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

LESSONS

LESSONS START

20 February 2024

Class schedule

The timetable for this course is available here: Portale EasyAcademy

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral and written.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

Final written essay, for those who have attended the course. Alternatively, the student can choose an oral exam on two of the texts listed in the bibliography of the course.

The exam, both it its oral and written form, aims at ascertaining the student's critical awareness of the normative and theoretical issues examined during the course and an adequate knowledge of the main positions within the academic debate on the course's topic. The written essay must not consist in a mere summary of the existing literature, but must develop and defend by proper arguments a specific claim relating to a theme discussed during the course (on the model of academic essays of the relevant field).

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals

Agenda 2030 - Sustainable Development Goals
Reduce inequality
Reduce inequality
Peace, justice and strong institutions
Peace, justice and strong institutions

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