Citizenship and Public Policies: Migrants between Power and Politics


Develop the capacity to: 1. Reflect on the historical process of citizenship building in democratic and liberal regimes 2. Critical analysis of the politics aiming at \"diversity\" 3. Critically address public policies of integration and control of migrants and their offspring 4. Identify themes and build research questions 5. Communicate knowledge, through speach or writing, in synthetic and critical terms, while mobilizing relevant empirical and theoretical knowledge 6. Get to know how to work in interdisciplinary environments, while understanding the added-value of interdisciplinarity 7. Apply academic knowledge in non-academic environments, strengthening the ability to engage with decision makers, private actors and other stakeholders.

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Maria Margarida Alves Monteiro Marques


Weekly - 3

Total - 280

Teaching language





Banting & Kymlicka (2017). The Strains of Commitment. Oxford University Press
Castles, S. (2005). Globalização, transnacionalismo e novos fluxos migratórios. Fim de Século
Gamlen, A. (2019). Human Geopolitics. Oxford UP
Gosh, B. (2000) (org.) Managing Migration. Oxford UP
Hollifield, J.(2004). The Emerging Migration State, Intern. Mig Rev, 38-3, 885-912
Joppke, C (2019). The instrumental turn of citizenship. Journal Eth & Migration Studies, 45-6
Leitão, J. (2016). Integração e diversidade In União Europeia Org. Ferreira. Nova Vega
Levitt & Lamba-Nieves (2011). Social remittances revisited. J Eth & Mig St, 37-1
Marques, M.M. (2010) (org). Estado-Nação e Migrações Internacionais. Livros Horizonte
Marques M.M. (2008). (rg. Migrações e participação social. Fim de Século
Pires, R.P. (2003). Migrações e Integração. Celta.
Schnapper, D. (1998). La relation à l’autre. Gallimard
Titley & Lentin (2008) (ed. The politics of diversity in Europe. CE
Zolberg (2008). A Nation by Design. Harvard UP

Teaching method

Sessions are organized around theoretical exposés and discussions.
Theoretical exposés are classical expositive classes.
Discussions are organized around topics of expositive classes, students' presentation and discussion of bibliography, essays or research projects, and/or following external guests exposés.

Evaluation method

Evaluation and weighting for the final grade: continuous evaluation of the student´s participation in classes; presentation in class of the projected essay or work plan; written essay or work plan.(100%)

Subject matter

The vocabulary of migration
State and migration
Globalization, transnationalism and the "global management of migration"
The Portuguese case and the European context


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