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Emergency brakes on migration: neither novel nor effective

Thielemann, Eiko R. and Schade, Daniel (2016) Emergency brakes on migration: neither novel nor effective. LSE Brexit (24 Feb 2016). Website.

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The ’emergency brake’ is not the first time member states have tried to restrict freedom of movement within the EU. Indeed, after the enlargements in 2004 and 2007, most countries – though not Britain – did not give eastern European workers free access to their labour markets. But ultimately, write Eiko Thielemann (left) and Daniel Schade, the only reliable way to deter labour migrants is to ensure the economy is too weak to offer them worthwhile job opportunities.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Departments > Government
Collections > LSE Brexit
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 15:12
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2021 23:23

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