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Marlou Schrover, Teuntje Vosters and Irial Glynn

1 Introduction This special issue is the result of an interdisciplinary conference at which experts discussed the significance, position, and contribution of non-state actors to migration governance. 1 In the late 1990s, dissatisfaction with the explanatory power of regime theory and its

Oleg Korneev

1. Introduction Since the beginning of 2000’s the EU has been involved in migration governance in Central Asia. A number of projects have been set up in order to deal with irregular migration, human and drug trafficking and to promote orderly human mobility. Some of these initiatives follow a

Diego Acosta Arcarazo and Andrew Geddes

1 Introduction There are striking contrasts between migration governance at state and regional level in Europe and South America. 1 While these are broad brush characterisations, European countries and the European Union ( eu ) are widely seen as pursuing more restrictive policies in a


Andrew Geddes and Luca Lixi

2.1 Introduction Migration governance is an organisational process. As this chapter shows, European Union (EU) migration governance is becoming intensely more organisational as a result of European integration. This involves not only national governmental and EU actors but also a wide range of

Florian Trauner and Sarah Wolff

perspective, thereby neglecting the potential impact which non- eu actors may have on the evolution of an eu policy. This introductory article is structured in three parts. It starts by analysing the different layers of migration governance (national/regional/international). The next and main section

Anna Triandafyllidou

indirectly leads to a better understanding of the governance of irregular migration and asylum. 2 Beyond Irregular Migration Governance: Focusing on the Migrant The study of migration governance has typically focused on a critical examination of policy programs, discourses, enforcement practices, and

Sabrina Tucci

This research aims to analyse the process which led to the establishment of the Italian/Libyan partnership on migration. It will assess the process of adoption and harmonisation of restrictive asylum and migration policies of European Union (EU) member states as well as examine how the responsibility for assessing and managing asylum cases can be externalised to countries at the EU external borders and to non- EU countries. In the absence of a formal migration regime, Northern states have the power to choose those partners satisfying their interests and to transmit their policies to Southern states. Libyan cooperation on migration with Italy will be analysed in this context. Within this main aim there are three objectives: Explore the process which led to the rise of what can be defined ‘Fortress Europe;’ Explore inter-state relations within the refugee and migration regimes; Assess to what extent the Dublin System and the Safe Third Country notion influenced the establishment of the Italian/Libyan cooperation on migration. Part one will explore the process which led to the creation of what can be called Fortress Europe: attention will be paid to the securitisation of European borders and the implementation and harmonisation of restrictive migration and asylum policies. Part two will analyse inter-state power unbalance within the refugee and migration regimes and the way stronger states can impose their guidelines on weaker ones. Part three will argue that the Dublin System and the concept of Safe Third Country are among the instruments used by the EU / North Western EU states to delegate the responsibility for migration and asylum management to states at the EU external borders as well as the reason for its externalisation through bilateral agreements with third countries. Part four will provide an outline of the findings and of the research method employed.


Flavia Jurje

immigration. Finally, with the case study on the UK labour immigration system, the analysis bridges research on the interlink between the international and domestic level of labour migration governance, contributing to a better understanding of the functioning of this multilayered system of norms, issue

Mobility Norms in Free Trade Agreements

Migration Governance in Asia between Regional Integration and Free Trade

Flavia Jurje and Sandra Lavenex

Memoranda of Understanding signed between a labour-exporting and a labour-importing country. In the last decades, a new venue of economic migration governance has emerged which is linked to trade-related market liberalisation and integration. This trade venue has developed at two levels: in the framework of