Borders, Citizens, Immigrants, Refugees (POLS 251)

2021 Spring
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Political Science(POLS)
3
6.00 / 6.00 ECTS (for students admitted in the 2013-14 Academic Year or following years)
Ayşe Gülden Kadıoğlu ayse@sabanciuniv.edu,
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English
Undergraduate
SPS102 SPS101
Formal lecture
Interactive,Discussion based learning
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CONTENT

Citizenship is essentially a product of modern politics. This course will adopt a modernist interpretation of citizenship and will look at the evolution of the concept in the aftermath of the French Revolution. We will, first, look at the geneology of the concept and relate it to the various stages of nationalism. We will, then, unravel the relationship between citizenship and democratization by referring to various approaches to the concept of civil society.

OBJECTIVE

To convey the changing meaning of citizenship due to increasing migratory flows in modern nation-states.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Describe the genealogy and evolution of the concept of citizenship
Review the migration flows in the world and especially in Europe
Study the impact of migratory flows on host societies
Study the migration patterns of asylum seekers and refugees
Review social and political movements in the world triggered by border politics

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Midterm 40
Exam 40
Participation 10
Homework 10

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Stephen Castles and Alastair Davidson, Citizenship and Migration: Globalization and the Politics of Belonging (New York: Routledge, 2000)/available as an E-book at Sabancı University Information Center.

Stephen Castles, Hein de Haas and Mark J. Miller, The Age of Migration: International Population Movements in the Modern World (New York, London: The Guilford Press, Fifth Edition, 2014)/available as an E-book at Sabancı University Information Center.

Readings

Additional articles that are listed in the syllabus and available in SUCourse.