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EU refugee policies and politics in times of crisis theoretical and empirical perspectives

Niemann, Arne and Zaun, Natascha ORCID: 0000-0002-0436-6275 (2017) EU refugee policies and politics in times of crisis theoretical and empirical perspectives. Journal of Common Market Studies, 56 (1). pp. 3-22. ISSN 0021-9886

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Phenomena such as civil war, protracted conflict, and deteriorating internal security, especially in the Middle East, Africa and Southern Asia, have triggered massive departures of civilian populations in recent years. The war in Syria alone has displaced over 5 million people (UNHCR, 2017a). While most of these forced migrants are either internally displaced or remain in Syria’s immediate neighbourhood, the numbers of those trying to come to Europe have steeply increased in 2015 and 2016. In each of these two years more than 1.2 million asylum-seekers submitted their asylum claims in the EU (Eurostat, 2017a), as compared to 625,000 in 2014 (Eurostat, 2015, p. 4). This represents the largest inflow of asylum-seekers since World War II. Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq accounted for the largest share of those asylum-seekers that entered the EU in 2015 and 2016 (Eurostat, 2017b).

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Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 08:16
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:32

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