PEAC588 Refugees, Rights and Responsibilities across the Contemporary WorldUpdated: 24 October 2018
|Supervised Exam||There is no supervised examination.|
|Pre-requisites||candidature in a postgraduate award|
|Restrictions||PEAC388 or PEAC488|
- Refugees, Rights and Responsibilities across the Contemporary World
|Coordinator(s)||Helen Ware (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This unique unit focuses on the experiences of refugees and forced migrants in the 21st Century from the joint perspectives of rights and responsibilities. Starting by exploring the conflicts which create refugees around the world, it compares and contrasts the responses of the developed countries to refugees and asylum seekers, especially over the past decade. In contrast, the poor developing countries' record of hosting millions of refugees is also examined.
The linkages between the political manipulation of refugee issues and the fate of multiculturalism and humanitarian values are a major focus, alongside the reasons for the particular global reactions to 'boat people'.
Refugees' own perspectives are voiced through their oral histories, writings and creative art.
Issues surrounding the creation and treatment of 'environmental refugees' are also explored.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: