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GOVT6358: Comparative Migration Policy

2022 unit information

This unit of study covers immigration policy debates in the worlds three largest immigrant selecting nations, Australia, Canada and the United States, with additional reference to developments across the European Union. Students will analyse the regulation of skilled, family, asylum and illegal immigration and the determination of the size and composition of immigration programmes. Integration and citizenship policies are also considered. In all of these debates the role of policy instruments, institutions and actors in the policy process are considered.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Government and International Relations

Code GOVT6358
Academic unit Government and International Relations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. critically assess immigration policy from a range of perspectives
  • LO2. apply theories of the policy-making process to immigration policy
  • LO3. assess the relative weight of theoretical accounts of immigration in understanding contemporary immigration events
  • LO4. examine and critically assess a range of public policy material including policy reports and descriptive statistical information
  • LO5. explain how immigration debates fit within broader comparative political science and public policy issues and theories.

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Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote

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