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Using refugees as leverage? Greece and the instrumentalisation of the European migrant crisis

Tsourapas, Gerasimos and Zartaloudis, Sotirios (2021) Using refugees as leverage? Greece and the instrumentalisation of the European migrant crisis. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (11 Oct 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

How does forced migration feature in the foreign policy approaches of EU member states and how does it affect their bargaining strategies? Drawing on a new study, Gerasimos Tsourapas and Sotirios Zartaloudis assess the foreign policy response of Greece during the 2015-16 migrant crisis. They detail how the Greek government first adopted a ‘blackmailing’ strategy focused on threats, before shifting to a ‘backscratching’ strategy of co-operation once the numbers of asylum seekers within its territory were reduced.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2021 15:33
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2021 15:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/112814

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