Separated by only 14 kilometers of water from Spain, Morocco has become a common destination for many sub-Saharan irregular migrants trying to reach Europe. With a large population of these migrants, Morocco has had to make important decisions on how to manage its irregular migrant population. However, the terrible conditions and regular violations of human rights that irregular migrants in Morocco are subject to lead one to ponder the role that international relations has and the extent to which human rights is a consideration in the policymaking of irregular migration. Applied to the three primary theories of international relations, liberalism, realism, and constructivism, I come to the conclusion that the latter has the greatest explanatory value when applied to the case of irregular migration in Morocco.
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Khalil, Mourad, "Irregular Migration in Morocco: A Case for Constructionism" (2022). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3457.
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