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"Immigration Policy of the EU: Common Challenges, Common Responses, Common Policies?"

Funk, Albrecht. (1995) "Immigration Policy of the EU: Common Challenges, Common Responses, Common Policies?". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    [From the Introduction] For this reason I restrict myself to a discussion of the impact of the third pillar in one particular case: the way member states deal with immigration, asylum-seekers and refugees. In this paper, I will argue that the Europeanization of national immigration policies is not a process in which the member states ttcommunitarizent heir immigration, asylum, and refugee policies. Policy harmonization and decision-making on the European level consist primarily of "negative coordinationIt (Scharpf, 1993): national policies that cancel each other out are abolished and the central policy instruments -- policing -- are made to work more consistently with each other in the newly created framework of intergovernmental negotiations. To discuss this argument, I will first describe how the shifting pattern of immigration in the eighties finally resulted in a clear policy shift: national policies were replaced by intensive intergovernmental cooperation, which was finally institutionalized in the third pillar. In a second step, I will try to explain this cooperation as a process of "negative coordinationn in which the national governments sought to avoid negative external effects for their policies, while simultaneously fending off every demand for a common immigration policy. Finally, I will discuss the fallacies stemming from the reduction of immigration policies to control strategies and policing and the chances for the development of a common European immigration policy.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC > immigration policy
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > Third Pillar/JHA/PJCC > asylum policy
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2008
    Page Range: p. 27
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47

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