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SOCI 595 Immigration Control and The State (3 credits)

Offered by: Sociology (Faculty of Arts)


Sociology (Arts) : This course examines state efforts to control immigration. Topics include: 1) the role of state institutions in creating and managing migration and residency; 2) migration governance at the international, national, regional and local levels; 3) the social construction of admissibility/inadmissibility in immigration policy in historical perspective; 4) immigration bureaucracies, policymaking and policy implementation; 5) the privatization of control; 6) the emergence and effects of state categorizations in immigration policies, statistics and administrative data; 7) control through legal status and its absence (precariousness and illegality).

Terms: Winter 2022

Instructors: Elrick, Jennifer (Winter)

  • Prerequisite(s): By permission of instructor

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