The Dilemma of Securitisation of the EU’s Southern Borders: shall we let them in or shall we Keep them out, or the European Way of Dealing with the No Cover Image
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The Dilemma of Securitisation of the EU’s Southern Borders: shall we let them in or shall we Keep them out, or the European Way of Dealing with the No
The Dilemma of Securitisation of the EU’s Southern Borders: shall we let them in or shall we Keep them out, or the European Way of Dealing with the No

Author(s): Edina Lilla Mészaros
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Editura Universitatii din Oradea
Keywords: Arab Spring; illegal migration; Global Approach to Migration and Mobility; Schengen Border Package

Summary/Abstract: Nowadays migration, unprecedented in its volume has become a visible challenge, and it’s also a frequently occurring phenomenon in the European Union. The EU must cope with the impact of immigration on social services and also has to strive to find a proper balance between the economic need for fresh work force2, the challenge of integrating them into society, and the necessity to halt illegal migration. Our research is composed of three parts; in the first part we will analyse the impact of the Arab Spring on the EU’s southern borders in terms of human mobility. Secondly we will unfold the consequences of the Arab Spring concerning the EU’s border policy towards North Africa, examining the existent cooperation agreements on migration and border control between the EU and North Africa. We will present the migratory waves pushed by the uprisings towards the southern borders of the EU in a causal nexus. Finally we intend to demonstrate the existence of a direct link between these migratory events and the elaboration of the EU’s New Global Approach to Migration and Mobility also stressing that this over-mediatised human mobility constituted a so called modern cassus belli to implement a long-time desired reform to the Schengen acquis.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 15
  • Page Range: 39-58
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: English