Migration Governance in Times of Crisis: the UN and EU Compared

Céline Bauloz

DE136 | Spring | 6 ECTS

Migration governance relates to policies and laws developed at the international, regional and national levels by international organizations and States. This course analyses the dynamics and tensions underlying migration governance with a focus on two key actors: the United Nations and the European Union. It examines their overlapping and sometimes conflicting policy agendas and how unprecedented numbers of migrants and the European migration crisis are tackled. Given today’s predominance of mixed migration flows involving not only economic migrants but also refugees, the course further explores the impact of migration policies on refugees’ access to destination countries and their protection therein. The overall objective of this course is for students to grasp the complexity of migration governance and develop a critical understanding of the key policy issues at stake.