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The Dutch aren’t turning against immigration – the salience of the immigration issue is what drives Wilders’ support

By on March 3, 2017

The key story in the 2017 Dutch election campaign so far has been the high levels of support for Geert Wilders’ PVV in opinion polls. But what explains the PVV’s ability to attract voters? James Dennison, Andrew Geddes and Teresa Talò write that although Wilders’ success is frequently linked to hardening views on immigration, attitudes toward immigration […]

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Turkey and the EU: consensus or contention?

By on November 17, 2015

The visit of the Turkish president, Tayyip Erdoğan, to Brussels on 4-6 October 2015 and his meetings with high-ranking EU officials caused an intense media discussion. The reason is the set of measures discussed by Turkish and European officials regarding current migration crisis management. The measures discussed, among others, include the collaboration between Turkey and […]

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How a tradable refugee-admission quota system (with matching) could help solve the EU’s migration crisis

By on July 8, 2015

[1] The European Council of 25-26 June failed to reach an agreement on the issue of EU refugee quotas, with several countries being divided over whether and how responsibility for refugees should be distributed across EU member states. In light of this failure, we outline a three-stage proposal for implementing a Tradable Refugee-Admission Quota System […]

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How normative is the EU’s power in the field of asylum?

By on May 6, 2015

While much has been written about the European Union’s role in shaping migration and asylum policies in third countries, there is hardly any empirical evidence regarding the extent to which the EU asylum acquis has been emulated in the countries of the so-called European Neighbourhood. The lack of such evidence is problematic as, without a […]

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Tradable Refugee-admission Quotas: A Policy Proposal to Reform the EU Asylum policy

By on January 12, 2015

The current refugee crisis is putting EU policies and institutions dealing with refugees and asylum seekers under heavy pressure to reform. The emergency humanitarian situation and the sheer volumes involved act as stress-tests for the Common European Asylum System (CEAS). It is fair to say that the existing system has not been up to the […]

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