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"Burden-Sharing or Free-Riding? Explaining Variations in States' Acceptance of Unwanted Migration"

Thielemann, Eiko (2003) "Burden-Sharing or Free-Riding? Explaining Variations in States' Acceptance of Unwanted Migration". In: UNSPECIFIED, Nashville, Tennessee. (Unpublished)

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    International burden-sharing, i.e. the question how costs of common initiatives or the provision of public goods should be shared between states raises two important questions. First, the question of motivation. How do we explain calls for burden-sharing beyond the state? Second, the question of patterns. How do we explain patterns of burden-sharing in the international arena? In order to address these questions, the first part of the paper proposes and analyses two burden-sharing approaches—one based on a 'cost-benefit'-, the other one based on a 'norm-based' logic—that offer partly competing and partly complementary hypotheses for answering these two questions. The second part, analyses EU attempts to share burdens in the area of forced migration in order to test these hypotheses empirically. The results suggest that although there is still little evidence for inter-state solidarity in the EU, norm-based approaches can nonetheless offer some powerful explanations of European burden-sharing in this area.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Additional Information: burden-sharing; European Union; public goods; private goods; norms; forced migration; Kosovo.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Kosovo
    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 > 2003 (8th), March 27-29, 2003
    Depositing User: Eiko Thielemann
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2003
    Page Range: p. 22
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:15

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