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60675-01 - Seminar: The Swiss Border Regime 3 KP

Semester Frühjahrsemester 2021
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Jana Häberlein (jana.haeberlein@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt Border regimes manifest themselves in multiple ways and in various sites across and beyond national borders. They are present in border control practices at border crossing sites, but equally in remote spaces away from the actual border, and together are part of a borderscape. In addition, administrative migration control practices in cantonal or federal offices as well as bordering practices in neighbourhoods, are present in a border regime. In order to better understand the contested field of diverse actors, discourses, practices, materialities and social movements in Switzerland that struggle between control and freedom of movement, this seminar begins by contextualizing the Swiss border regime in the interdisciplinary research field of critical migration and border studies. From there, we approach specific topics such as border violence, humanitarianization and forms of resistance to exclusionary processes and struggle against the contemporary migration and border regime.
The specificities of the Swiss border regime will be analyzed by focusing first on the local bordering practices of social in- and exclusion vis-à-vis a particular group of migrants without a legal residence permit (Sans-Papiers) in the urban space of Basel. Sans-Papiers live and work among us, yet they are denied a number of civil rights. How do they go about organizing their lives while at the same time the state aims at excluding them from its sovereign territory? We will discuss these issues with former Sans-Papiers living in Basel. Second, we will broaden the view onto the Swiss border regime and look at how it is playing out internationally at the EU external border. Even though Switzerland is not an EU member state, it is part of the Schengen agreement and cooperates in securing EU external borders in various ways. We will take the example of Bosnia and Herzegovina to investigate in which ways the Swiss state is impacting on the border dynamics of this EU external border, where the so-called Balkan route has never ceased to exist.
Bemerkungen This Seminar is a 4 weeks' block seminar and is taking place Mondays & Thursdays from 2:00 - 5:00pm.


Teilnahmebedingungen Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
*** Please note***On timely registration, this seminar will prioritze MA students from Critical Urbanisms and places will be limited to 40 students in total - max capacity!
Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Einsatz digitaler Medien kein spezifischer Einsatz


Intervall Block
Datum 01.03.2021 – 25.03.2021
Zeit Siehe Detailangaben
Datum Zeit Raum
Montag 01.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 04.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 08.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 11.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 15.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 18.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Montag 22.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Donnerstag 25.03.2021 14.00-17.00 Uhr - Online Präsenz -, --
Module Modul: Erweiterung Gesellschaftswissenschaften M.A. (Master Studienfach Politikwissenschaft)
Modul: Interdisciplinary and Applied African Studies (Master Studiengang African Studies)
Modul: Migration, Mobility and Transnationalism (Master Studiengang Changing Societies: Migration – Conflicts – Resources )
Modul: Projects and Processes of Urbanization (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2020))
Modul: The Urban across Disciplines (Master Studiengang Critical Urbanisms)
Modul: Themen der Near & Middle Eastern Studies (Master Studienfach Near & Middle Eastern Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Arbeit, Migration und Gesellschaft (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Staatlichkeit, Entwicklung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Seminar paper possible
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala Pass / Fail
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Philosophisch-Historische Fakultät, studadmin-philhist@unibas.ch
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Fachbereich Urban Studies