The Law of Borders in the 21st Century

Code: ASHI806
Apply this course towards: Modern Border Management: Law of Borders and Cross-Border Laws, Modern Border Management: (Im)migration and Mobility

Course description

This course will explore the juridical complexity of borders through varying legal disciplines such as the history of law, public law and international law, along with European law and transnational law. You will learn about the juridical history of borders and new ideas on juridical bordering through discussions of territorial delimitations, border singularities, international disputes, border controls, and the effects of the EU and globalization on contemporary borders.

Special guest speakers:

  • Richard St. Marseille, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • Nick Megoran, Newcastle University, England
  • Frederique Berrod, Strasbourg Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Strasbourg) at Strasbourg University, France

Learning objectives

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Situate the boundary object in history and through the discipline of law
  • Assess the ways in which borders are used in legal and political spaces
  • Evaluate border-related policy recommendations
  • Describe and evaluate border obstacles and juridical bordering processes
  • Build datasets on borders for policy and scientific work
  • Apply theoretical and juridical approaches to contemporary border issues

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).

Program sponsors

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
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