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Governance networks in the external dimension of EU migration policy: Europeanisation through the grapevine?

Wunderlich, Daniel (2009) Governance networks in the external dimension of EU migration policy: Europeanisation through the grapevine? In: UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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    An often overlooked dimension of the EU's influence is the Europeanisation of Non-Member states. While Europeanisation in the case of member states and accession countries stems from the supranational influence of EU law and the increasing integration, EU influence in co-operation with third countries has been undertheorised. Drawing from insights of organisational sociology and neo-institutionalist theory, the analysis of the organisational field of the external dimension of EU migration policy reveals interorganisational dynamics that are likely to impact on the policy output in non-Member States and shape Europeanisation processes. Complex interdependence leads to mutual influence whereby actors on all sides can impact on policy outputs. EU-influence is therefore dependent on the compatibility of understandings of migration and approaches as well as administrative capacities in the coordinating and implementing bodies. Rather than being dominated by EU actors, actors in third countries and implementation partners such as international organisations can be considerably empowered by Europeanisation. The process is hence not unidirectional but has multiple feed-back loops with considerable repercussions for policy output and process. This will be exemplified by empirical results from EU cooperation on migration with Morocco and Ukraine.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > europeanisation/europeanization & European identity
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC/AFSJ > immigration policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2009 (11th), April 23-25, 2009
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2012 17:01
    Number of Pages: 34
    Last Modified: 12 May 2012 17:01

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