This module covers three focus areas:
Governing refugees: The objective is to provide students with different theoretical perspectives on how refugees and immigrants are governed from the perspective of political philosophy, social science and anthropology. The course aims at providing students with knowledge of how refugees and migrants are governed by sovereign nation-states, humanitarian actors, and private and public industries. The course enable students to discuss different theories in relation to empirical cases.
International relations: To provide students with knowledge on traditional theories of international relations (IR) such as realism or liberalism as well as theories of international political economy (IPE). To provide students with knowledge on new approaches to IR and IPE. This includes alternative theories as well as critical approaches, i.e. extended versions of traditional theories. To enable students to discuss key elements of IR and IPE theories in relation to empirical cases.
International organizations, human rights and international law in the context of refugees. The objective is to provide students with thorough knowledge of international legislation and international organisations relevant to international refugee law; this will include knowledge of the UN system, providing a framework for understanding and analysing human rights and other conventions relevant to international refugee law. The module aims at providing students with basic knowledge of international refugee law.
Theories of International Relations
International organizations, human rights and international law in the context of refugees.
The module consists of lectures and seminars, exercises and student contributions.
|Name of exam||International Relations and International Law in a Refugee Context|
|Type of exam|
Oral examThe three focus areas will be jointly evaluated in an oral examination.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||International Relations and International Law in a Refugee Context|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Social Sciences|