The response of the EU and Member States to the current migration wave is an interesting case of building collective management for coping with a trans-boundary crisis. The present article analyses and assesses the EU response to the migration wave in a wide perspective that encompasses the existing knowledge about the drivers of increasing migration
and about Europe’s political and social approach towards regular and irregular migrants in the past decades; the analyses of the response of the European leaders to the demand of the citizens to close off the borders and prevent migrants from getting in; and the assessment of the EU management of the crisis. The closing section checks the EU response against the drivers of the on-going migration wave and draws a picture of the main weaknesses of the EU response.
1. INTRODUCTION.—2. THE DRIVERS OF THE PRESENT MIGRATION WAVE.— 3. EUROPE AS A SOURCE OF THE MIGRATION CRISIS.—4. THE EU IMMIGRATION REGIME.—5. THE FIVE PHASES OF THE EU MANAGEMENT.—6. ASSESSMENT OF THE EU MIGRATION CRISIS MANAGEMENT.—7. CONCLUSIONS
REDI Vol. 70 2 2018
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