Choose two of the following four questions and write essay based on them. Each answer to the questions should not be more than two/three pages (double-spaced). So, minimum four pages, and maximum six pages.
The due date is Thursday, March 26th at 11:59pm. Please show which questions you chose.
Also, I have attached lecture slides which are 7 lectures in total, and the lecture reading for each lecture reading its label at the end of the file name L#. For example, â€œAge of Migration, pp.21-29,L2â€ thatâ€™s the reading for the second lecture.
1) Describe the differences and similarities between assimilation, ethnic pluralism, and transnationalism for immigrants. Which do you think is the best way for immigrants to adapt to the host society and why?
2) Do the benefits of migration outweigh the costs of migration for women? In other words, do women have more to gain or more to lose from migration (for instance, compared to men)? You can think about this issue in terms of the causes of migration, the relative difficulty/ease of migrating for women, the occupational and economic status of women migrants in the host society, or the impact of migration on womenâ€™s gender and social status within the family/household.
3) Discuss how either refugees or diasporic migrants are different from or similar to the â€œordinaryâ€ labor/economic migrants that we have examined for most of the course so far (your essay should analyze either refugees or diasporas, but not both). How might refugees or diasporic migrants face transnationalism and identity issues or settlement/citizenship rights differently (or similarly) to economic immigrants? (you donâ€™t have to cover all these issuesâ€”choose a couple of them to discuss)
4) Human Rights Watch, a global NGO (Non-Government Organization), has concluded that the human rights situation for immigrant workers in many countries is not very good. You have been asked to therefore write a brief report recommending ways in which immigrant rights can be better protected. What sorts of immigration and citizenship policies do you recommend that governments adopt to improve the human rights situation for immigrants? Should action be taken at the national or international level?