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Setting policy on asylum: Has the EU got it right?

Hatton, T (2015) 'Setting policy on asylum: Has the EU got it right?' IZA World of Labor. ISSN 2054-9571

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Abstract

Policy toward asylum-seekers has been controversial. Since the late 1990s, the EU has been developing a Common European Asylum System, but without clearly identifying the basis for cooperation. Providing a safe haven for refugees can be seen as a public good and this provides the rationale for policy coordination between governments. But where the volume of applications differs widely across countries, policy harmonization is not sufficient. Burden-sharing measures are needed as well, in order to achieve an optimal distribution of refugees across member states. Such policies are economically desirable and are more politically feasible than is sometimes believed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: I15, J11, J61, N33, N34, N37, asylum, asylum-seekers, Common European Asylum System, policy harmonization
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2017 09:30
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2017 10:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/20283

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