Tuesday, October 13, 2015

OPEN BORDERS VERSUS THE NATION STATE


The current refugee crisis prompted by the turmoil in the Middle East has once again led to mass migration of desperate people to safer areas of the world. Is an open border policy the answer to their plight or should the nation state be preserved at all costs? Do your research and determine where you stand with relation to this issue and write an argumentative essay
Familiarize yourself with the issue

·         What if we opened national borders?

Reading material to make notes on
·         The case for getting rid of borders completely http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/10/get-rid-borders-completely/409501/
·         Are we really ready for a world without borders? The EU case  http://geo-pickmeup.com/are-we-really-ready-for-a-world-without-borders-the-eu-case/
·         The case for open borders  http://reviewcanada.ca/magazine/2014/04/arguing-for-open-borders/
·         The libertarian argument for open borders  http://www.libertarianism.org/columns/libertarian-argument-open-borders#.luollw:lqeO
Video to watch and make notes on

·         Bernie Sanders" Open borders? That's a Koch brothers proposal"

       Panel to watch and make notes on

·         Should America Open Its Borders? Reason Presents a Debate on Immigration


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