What asylum and refugee policies do Europeans want? : evidence from a cross-national conjoint experiment
European Union politics, 2021, OnlineFirst [Migration Policy Centre], [MEDAM]
JEANNET, Anne-Marie, HEIDLAND, Tobias, RUHS, Martin, What asylum and refugee policies do Europeans want? : evidence from a cross-national conjoint experiment, European Union politics, 2021, OnlineFirst [Migration Policy Centre], [MEDAM] - https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70919
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The protection of asylum seekers and refugees has become one of the most politically divisive issues in the European Union, yet there has been a lack of research on public preferences for asylum and refugee policies. This article analyzes which policies Europeans prefer and why. We advance a theoretical framework that explains how asylum and refugee policies that use limits and conditions enable individuals to resolve conflicting humanitarian and perceived national interest logics. Using an original conjoint experiment in eight countries, we demonstrate that Europeans prefer policies that provide refugee protection but also impose control through limits or conditions. In contrast to the divisive political debates between European Union member states, we find consistent public preferences across European countries.
First published: 23 April 2021
Cadmus permanent link: https://hdl.handle.net/1814/70919
Full-text via DOI: 10.1177/14651165211006838
ISSN: 1465-1165; 1741-2757
Series/Number: [Migration Policy Centre]; [MEDAM]
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Sponsorship and Funder information:
With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union. The research for this paper is part of the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM), an international research and policy initiative funded by Stiftung Mercator.
Earlier different version: http://hdl.handle.net/1814/64384
Version: The article is a published version of EUI RSCAS WP; 2019/73
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