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Refugees And Internally Displaced Persons In Contemporary World Politics

COURSE CODE: IRD 7213
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: International Relations and Diplomatic Studies, Master
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

This course unit is a critical appraisal of the existing international legal and institutional bases of the management of refugee affairs. The conceptual and practical issues concerning internally displaced persons will be examined. Emphasis will be laid on regional and specific country experiences.
The issues of Refugees and IDPs will be analysed both from the national and international levels to examine the social, political and economic contexts that contribute to forced displacement of populations. Students will explore the different development policy interventions critical in addressing the issue of forced migration and refugees.

COURSE OBJECTIVE(S)
The objective of the course is to develop in students the ability to:

  • Discuss the refugee problem from a historical perspective
  • Identify various factors contributing to forced migration
  • Make policy recommendations towards redressing the refugee problem.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of the course, students should able to:

  • Discuss the refugee problem from a historical perspective
  • Identify various factors contributing to forced migration
  • Make policy recommendations towards redressing the refugee problem.