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dc.contributor.authorGEDDES, Andrew
dc.contributor.authorHADJ-ABDOU, Leila
dc.identifier.citationJames F. HOLLIFIELD, Philip L. MARTIN, Pia M. ORRENIUS and François HÉRAN (eds), Controlling immigration : a comparative perspective, fourth edition, Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2022, pp. 683-705en
dc.descriptionWith commentary by GUIRAUDON, Virginieen
dc.description.abstractAndrew Geddes and Leila Hadj Abdou’s chapter on the European Union first de-serves praise for their apt, comprehensive, and didactic description of EU preroga-tives in the area of migration, asylum, and external borders and concrete realizations and the evolving historical and geographical context in which this policy domain emerged, became institutionalized, and is now politicized. This is no small feat. First, “EU policy” is not “US policy” or “German policy.” This is a case where some com-petences have been transferred to supranational institutions, while others have not, a case of “incomplete integration,” as is very commonly seen when studying the EU yet difficult to grasp analytically. In effect, “immigration policy” in the EU is essentially “border policy” and focused on stemming certain flows; long-term entry and stay remain a national competence. Second, they are studying a moving object, whereby rules over who decides change all the time. Over a thirty-year period, scholars have observed a quintet of northern and western European countries sign an intergovern-mental treaty on border management called “Schengen.” Free movement is a policy area involving all EU branches of government. The functioning of this policy is rela-tively arcane, almost thirty countries are involved, including non-EU countries such as Norway or Switzerland.en
dc.publisherStanford University Pressen
dc.relation.ispartofseries[Migration Policy Centre]en
dc.titleThe European Union : from politics to politicizationen
dc.typeContribution to booken

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