Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-03 16:47:44


Political Science

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2021


From the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to now, there has been a dramatic change of immigration policies among Western Democracies. This comparative paper will measure the change of refugee acceptance rates and will discover the reasons for these variations. Immigration has become a major issue in the United States as well as in other Western democracies. Even though most of these democracies are located in similar geographic areas and have similar cultures, they all have different approaches when it comes to accepting immigrants and refugees. Furthermore, this paper will analyze the policies of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, and Italy and how those policies have changed within the past 19 years.

Research Sponsor

Ronald Gelleny

First Reader

Phil Marcin

Second Reader

David B. Cohen

Honors Faculty Advisor

Ronald Gelleny

Honors Research Project Proposal Cover Sheet.pdf (636 kB)
Final Submission of Project

WHC Signature Page .doc (37 kB)
Signature Page



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