Tackling the Migrant Wave: EU as a Source and a Manager of Crisis

Author:
Fulvio Attinà.

Abstract:
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.

Index:
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

Keywords:
border control; crisis management; European Union; migration policy; migration studies;

Issue:
REDI Vol. 70 2 2018

Section:
Studies

Pages:
49-70

DOI:
http://dx.doi.org/10.17103/redi.70.2.2018.1.02

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