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EU asylum policy and British exceptionalism

Thielemann, Eiko R. (2009) EU asylum policy and British exceptionalism. In: Donnelly, Brendan and Meyer, Henning, (eds.) Odd Man Out? the British Exception: Myth or Reality? Forumpress, Santa Ana, US. ISBN 0955497590

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Abstract

For some politicians and commentators, Britain is always destined to be the ''odd man out'' in the European Union, with a history and set of political attitudes which must always pit the United Kingdom''s interests against those of its neighbours. For others, such claims of British exceptionalism are at best much exaggerated, and to the extent this exceptionalism exists it arises largely from subjective rather than objective factors. This collection of essays reviews British attitudes towards a number of current European issues. It does not attempt finally to decide the controversy about British exceptionalism, but rather to provide material for a more informed debate on this complex subject.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://www.theforumpress.com/
Additional Information: © 2009 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Government
Research centres and groups > LSE Global Governance
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Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2010 17:10
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30059/

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