Addressing root causes of Europe's immigration crisis through extra-territorial measures

FA Haijer, Jeff Handmaker

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Abstract

Throughout the course of 2015, an unprecedentedly large number of persons have been fleeing war and escaping poverty, trying to reach sanctuary in Europe. It has been said that these recent flows of refugees and migrants are the largest experienced in Europe since WWII. Official responses have generally been guided by a highly unproductive, yet remarkably enduring policy mantra of ‘combating irregular migration’ (Handmaker/Mora, 2014). The resulting unpreparedness of states in responding to this migration and refugee crisis has led to shockingly poor standards of treatment, particularly in states on the borders of the European Union (EU).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-9
Number of pages3
JournalDevISSues
Volume17
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2015

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