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The development of the EU asylum policy: Venue-shopping in perspective

Kaunert, Christian and Leonard, Sarah 2012, 'The development of the EU asylum policy: Venue-shopping in perspective' , Journal of European Public Policy , pp. 1-18.

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    Abstract

    The development of the EU asylum and migration policy is often explained as the result of ‘venue-shopping’, that is, the move by policy-makers to an EU policy venue in order to avoid national constraints. This article demonstrates that, contrary to what would have been expected on the basis of this widespread view, EU co-operation on asylum matters has actually led to a rise in the legal standards applicable to asylum-seekers and refugees. This outcome can be mainly explained by broader changes that have gradually affected the EU ‘system of venues’ and have thereby decreased the likelihood of more restrictive measures being adopted in the EU asylum policy venue. This has important implications for the EU governance of asylum and migration in general.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Communitarization; EU asylum policy; judicialization; Lisbon Treaty; system of venues; venue-shopping
    Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for European Security
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of European Public Policy
    Publisher: Routledge
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 1466-4429
    Funders: Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships within the 7th European Community Framework Programme (FP7)
    Depositing User: SL Leonard
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 09:34
    Last Modified: 02 Feb 2014 23:24
    URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22596

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