European Union migration governance: utility, security and integration

Emma Carmel

in Migration and welfare in the new Europe

Published by Policy Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9781847426444
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302797 | DOI:
European Union migration governance: utility, security and integration

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This chapter identifies several key elements of the EU's migration governance by looking at the history of the EU's engagement in and production of migration policies. It also suggests that there is an incomplete and problematic — but little contested — set of claims and institutional re-orderings, the centrality of which has been cemented with the most recent legal and programmatic changes in the EU of 2009 and 2010. The chapter further argues that migration governance within the EU is made coherent, authoritative, and ‘manageable’ by connecting two discursive and political logics using a third: social integration.

Keywords: key elements; migration governance; migration; policies; legal changes; programmatic changes; social integration; discursive logics; political logics

Chapter.  8152 words. 

Subjects: Migration Studies

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