The aim of this introductory course is to provide students with a general understanding of
EU-migration and asylum policy-making and its consequences for the migrant individuals as well as third countries in terms of (in)security. The course offers a historical overview of EU migration policy trends from the Treaty of Maastricht to the post-Arab Spring revision of the Global Approach to Migration. Special attention is paid to the externalization of EU migration and asylum policies, regional cooperation on migration and the related (in)security issues/discourses on the both sides of the Mediterranean. Although the main focus is on policy analysis, the course also introduces students to relevant theoretical concepts drawn from the area of ethics, security studies, international relations and critical discourse studies.