Reform in Europe

Breaking the Barriers in Government

Author: Berber Lettinga,Liesbet Heyse,Tineke Lantink,Dr Sandra Resodihardjo

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409495639

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 7398

One of the most prevailing myths within the social sciences is the difficulty of achieving reform. Governments are either unwilling to push for reform or if they are willing, they are unable to do so. This volume illustrates that reform can and does happen and therefore need not by mythologized. Through carefully selected case studies, the contributions to this volume illustrate reform in several policy sectors and countries, to include the smoking bans in Ireland, public housing in the Netherlands and asylum procedures in Germany. Designed to enhance our understanding of the reform process, this volume is highly suited to the fields of public administration and policy.

Gibt es ein europäisches Asyl- und Migrationsproblem?

Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten der asyl- und migrationspolitischen Probleme und der politischen Strategien in den Staaten der Europäischen Union

Author: Steffen Angenendt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 89

View: 5478


Spreading the Costs of Asylum Seekers

A Critical Assessment of Dispersal Policies in Germany and Britain

Author: Christina Boswell

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asylum, Right of

Page: 48

View: 997


Migration und Flucht

Author: Steffen Angenendt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Emigration and immigration

Page: 320

View: 8328


The Use and Abuse of Political Asylum in Britain and Germany

Author: Liza Schuster

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135761833

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

View: 4258

All European states have the legal right to grant asylum but only Germany is obliged by law to do so. Liza Schuster contributes to the asylum debate primarily in the area of comparative politics in this study of British and German policies on asylum practice.

The European Union and migrant labour

Author: Gareth Dale,Mike Cole

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 9781859739600

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 6198

The 'problem' of migration haunts Europe today. Spectres of floods of migrants are deployed in justification of the ever tougher walls of what some observers fear is becoming 'Fortress Europe'. In response, a growing critical literature on nationalism and racism in Europe has arisen. However, much of this discussion has remained eclectic and there is a lack of attention to the overall social processes within which migrations occur. This book fills a gap in the present literature on the European Union and gathers together some of the richest recent Marxist-inspired writing on migration. It suggests that immigration is not the problem it is frequently made out to be but rather it is immigration control and racism that require problematizing. Authors trace the contradictions between human rights and restrictions on movement, citizenship, work and social benefits to broader dynamics of capitalist development and argue that the politics of inclusion and exclusion are deeply rooted in the ideology and practices of captialism. Contributors take a critical look at the pressures guiding policy-making by combining acute analyses of the overall themes of racialization, nationalism, migration, and the development of EU migration policy, with in-depth studies of most of its member states. Specialists of each country address the importance of demands for labour and political pressures for restrictions on immigration in the face of entrenched racisms and/or nationalism and examine the fundamental sources of conflict over migration control, bringing together categories of analysis such as labour markets and mobility, unemployment and globalization.

The State of the World's Refugees, 1997-98

A Humanitarian Agenda

Author: N.A

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198293095

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

View: 6222

During the last few years millions of people fleeing from communal violence, political persecution, and other human rights abuses have been forced to abandon their homes. In a disturbing number of situations, mass expulsions and population relocations have been explicitly used by states and other actors as a means of exerting political and territorial control. While the plight of uprooted populations continues to be a matter of pressing humanitarian concern, the problem of forced displacement has also assumed a much broader political significance. Refugee movements are undoubtedly a symptom of the injustices and inequities which afflict our world, but they also have an increasingly significant impact on the search for regional and global security. This invaluable book from UNHCR analyzes the international community's evolving response to the problem of forced displacement, focusing on issues such as the rights of asylum seekers, the protection of refugees and internally displaced people, the challenge of repatriation and reintegration, and the reduction of statelessness. In addition to providing a comprehensive examination of these crucially important humanitarian issues, the report presents a wide range of case studies, maps, statistics, and other reference material, describing the state of the world's uprooted people and the world's repsonse to their plight. Essential reading for decision-makers, journalists, aid agency personnel, as well as scholars and students, The State of the World's Refugees 1997 provides the definitive, detailed, and up-to-date analysis of the plight of the world's many millions of displaced people.

Europe, a New Immigration Continent

Policies and Politics in Comparative Perspective

Author: Dietrich Thränhardt

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783894733629

Category: History

Page: 252

View: 1382


Immigration in Europe

Issues, Policies and Case Studies

Author: David Turton,Julia González

Publisher: Universidad de Deusto

ISBN: 8498305128

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 3079

The dynamics of migration in Europe have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Some countries, such as Ireland, Italy and Spain, are newcomers to an increasingly diverse Europe, having moved from being sources of emigration to destinations for migrants. Others such as France, Germany and the UK have many more years of experience with immigrants. Some of the biggest challenges facing Europe in the context of migration relate to irregular migration and integration by immigrants and refugees. What are the immigration needs of the different European countries? What are their labour needs? Can Europe’s existing population satisfy those labour needs? How can European countries work together to protect and improve the current refugee and asylum system? In the light of these pressing issues, it is vital that academics and NGOs work together to promote debate, research and the publication of reliable information about migration and refugees. To this end, academics, policy-makers and representatives of NGOs met at the University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain (30 January-1 February 2003) to reflect on and debate the state of immigration in Europe. The results are published in this book.

Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union

Author: Kjell A Eliassen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761956334

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of why European integration in foreign and security policy has proved so difficult. The obstacles to developing the common policy in this second pillar of the European Union go to the heart of debates around the sovereignty of the nation-state. A leading group of international contributors explain how these problems arise and consider the future prospects of developing a more regional-based solution. Broadly organized around the three areas of policy, actors and issues, the first section traces the reluctant growth of EU integration in foreign and security policy as it developed from the mid-1980s. In the second section the national policies and interests that typically obstruct a

Annual Report

Author: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Publisher: N.A


Category: International relations

Page: N.A

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The Politics of Migration and Immigration in Europe

Author: Andrew Geddes,Peter Scholten

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473988322

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

View: 8298

Migration and immigration are high on any nation’s agenda but have particular resonance in Europe in light of recent events. The new edition of this book has been fully updated in this respect and explores: Immigration policy in individual EU nations The treatment of migrants, including immigrant policies The development and effects of the Shengen agreement The movement towards common EU policies. It looks specifically at the contexts of Britain, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Greece and Turkey as well as a examining the changing nature of migration dynamics in central and Eastern Europe. This book is a significant and timely analysis suitable for students of migration at any level.

Die neue Odyssee

Eine Geschichte der europäischen Flüchtlingskrise

Author: Patrick Kingsley

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406692281

Category: Political Science

Page: 332

View: 2032

Europa ist mit der größten Migrationsbewegung seit dem Ende des Zweiten Weltkriegs konfrontiert – und niemand hat intensiver über diese Krise berichtet als Patrick Kingsley. Der erst 26 Jahre alte Reporter des "Guardian" hat 2015 drei Kontinente und 17 Länder bereist, Hunderte von Migranten getroffen und mit ihnen die Fluchtrouten durch Wüsten, über Berge und Meere zurückgelegt. Dieses Buch erzählt ihre Geschichte. Patrick Kingsley legt ein hohes Tempo vor. Er reist mit dem Syrer Hashem al-Souki auf dem Zug, trinkt selbstgebrannten (und verbotenen) Schnaps mit dem libyschen Menschenschmuggler Haji, der einmal Jurastudent war, marschiert mit Fattemah Abu al-Rouse, der schwangeren syrischen Lehrerin, die Angst hat, ihr Kind zu verlieren, durch die Wildnis des Balkans, ist an Bord eines Bootes im Mittelmeer. Er schildert, wie das Multi-Millionen-Dollar-Geschäft mit dem Menschenhandel in Libyen, der Türkei und Ägypten organisiert wird. Er zeigt, wie lokale Kaufleute und korrupte Politiker in Italien vom Elend der Menschen profitieren. Er beschreibt die Fluchtrouten, hinterfragt die Ursachen der Krise und die Gründe für die bedrückende Reaktion so vieler Europäer. "Die neue Odyssee" ist ein großartiges Buch, das niemand so leicht vergisst, der es gelesen hat.