Greek migration policy in the 2010s : Europeanization tensions at a time of crisis
Title: Greek migration policy in the 2010s : Europeanization tensions at a time of crisis
Author: TRIANDAFYLLIDOU, Anna
Citation: Journal of European Integration, 2014, Vol. 36, No. 4, pp. 409-425
ISSN: 1477-2280; 0703-6337
During the past two years Greek migration policy has seen important developments concerning the legislative framework for irregular migration/asylum management and migrant integration. Given that several among these developments are related to the transposition of related EU directives, one obvious answer might be that of Europeanization: these developments had less to do with the Greek government’s plans about migration, rather they were the direct impact of Europeanization; Greece simply transposed relevant EU directives. I am arguing here for a more careful reading of the Europeanization effect which not only distinguishes the differential impact of Europeanization on policies and discourses, but also actually shows how Europeanization tendencies at different level can contrast one another. The findings of this paper contribute to a better understanding of Europeanization processes. They highlight that Europeanization involves also resistance to Europe especially at times of crisis.
Published online January 15, 2014
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