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Fence-sitters no more: Southern and Central Eastern European Member States’ role in the deadlock of the CEAS reform

Zaun, Natascha ORCID: 0000-0002-0436-6275 (2020) Fence-sitters no more: Southern and Central Eastern European Member States’ role in the deadlock of the CEAS reform. Journal of European Public Policy. ISSN 1350-1763

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Identification Number: 10.1080/13501763.2020.1837918

Abstract

This article explains recent changes in the negotiation dynamics concerning EU asylum policies, the policy failure in the Common European Asylum System and the deadlock in its post-2016 reform. Combining the Core State Power framework with the literature on punctuated equilibria and bounded rationality, it argues that EU asylum policies have important redistributive implications. In earlier phases, these were concealed by a regulatory policy-making approach which depoliticised EU legislation in that area. The 2015 asylum crisis demonstrated that this approach failed to produce the expected integration and entailed an even unfairer distribution of asylum-seekers, hence leading to information updating among Member States. Together with the ascent of right-wing populism in many Member States, this has fundamentally changed the negotiation dynamics from a situation with a few dominant Member States to a highly politicised environment in which previously passive Member States acted either as promoters or as blockers, thus producing deadlock.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rjpp20/current
Additional Information: © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2020 14:03
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2021 04:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106979

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