EU External Migration Policies in an Era of Global Mobilities: Intersecting Policy Universes


This collective volume draws on the themes of intersectionality and overlapping policy universes to examine and evaluate the shifting functions, frames and multiple actors and instruments of an ongoing and revitalized cooperation in EU external migration and asylum policies with third states. The contributions are based on problem-driven research and seek to develop bottom-up, policy-oriented solutions, while taking into account global, EU-based and local perspectives, and the shifting universes of EU migration, border and asylum policies. In 15 chapters, we explore the multifaceted dimensions of the EU external migration policy and its evolution in the post-crisis, geopolitical environment of the Global Compacts.

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Sergio Carrera is Part-Time Professor at the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the EUI and Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Programme in CEPS. He is also Visiting Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) at Sciences Po (France).Carrera is also Associate Professor/Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Law in Maastricht University (The Netherlands); and Honorary Industry Professor at the School of Law in Queen Mary University of London (UK).

Leonhard den Hertog is Policy Advisor to MEP Sophie in ‘t Veld (ALDE/D66), working on Rule of Law, fundamental rights, asylum and migration.

Marion Panizzon is Senior Researcher at the Institute of Public Law, University of Bern and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) ‘On the Move’.

Dora Kostakopoulou is Professor of EU Law, European Integration and Public Policy at Warwick University and a member of the Scientific Committee of the Fundamental Rights Agency.
The book will appeal to scholars, students, policy makers and practitioners in EU migration and asylum laws and policies, EU foreign affairs and anyone interested in the co-operation between the EU and third countries in the domains of migration, asylum and borders.

It crosses across disciplines, including the legal and political sciences as well as sociology and geography. This will expectedly generate wide interest in the academic research community and make the book a valuable resource for various courses and seminars.

The book makes a substantial contribution to the academic state of the art on these issues, going beyond some of the conventional conceptual and theoretical approaches by putting forward a new concept ‘intersecting policy universes’ and provided several Chapter contributions nurturing this concept with different analytical case studies and disciplinary perspectives.

The Book is also highly policy relevant – following the so-called European Humanitarian Refugee crisis which emerged in 2018, the cooperation with third countries in migration policy has been put at the top of EU and national agendas. The collection provides highly policy relevant – and still strongly academically and scientifically grounded – contributions on how to better understand the external dimensions of EU migration policies.

It will therefore warrant interest from beyond the academic community – namely from the communities of policy-making, civil society, practitioners and international organisations.
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