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Un Coup De Bluff: French Migration And Integration Policies Under Macron’s Presidency

Un Coup de bluff: French Migration and Integration Policies under Macron’s Presidency

Un Coup de bluff: French Migration and Integration Policies under Macron's Presidency Analysis Introduction Emmanuel Macron accessed power in May 2017 as a centrist president, supported by his movement La République en marche!, a centrist political party, which formed the government. Both Macron and his party emerged quickly and abruptly, in the course of 2016, out of the crisis of the French Socialist Party, and its difficulty to compete in the French Presidential elections of May 2017. Macron was…

A Breach In The Wall: The Demographic Turn And Mass Migration To Europe

A Breach in the Wall: The Demographic Turn and Mass Migration to Europe

A Breach in the Wall: The Demographic Turn and Mass Migration to Europe Analysis Introduction A particular aspect of the problem of mass migration to Europe is what could be called “the demographic turn”. Muslim populations in Europe are younger that non-Muslims[1] and the fertility rate of Muslim women is higher.[2] Additionally, continuous migration from Muslim countries in the previous decades also maintained the higher birth rate among Muslim communities in Europe, nurtured by family reunification, endogenous and early marriage.[3]…

Not A Single Boat: Policing Migration In The Mediterranean Partner Countries

Not a Single Boat: Policing Migration in the Mediterranean Partner Countries

Not a Single Boat: Policing Migration in the Mediterranean Partner Countries (Lebanon, Egypt, Algeria and Morocco) Analysis Introduction Researchers and decision-makers preoccupied with illegal migration to Europe agree that any effective policy on migration can only work if restrictive measures to fight illegal migration are endorsed in the source countries. However, far too little attention has been paid to the responsibility of source countries in illegal migration. Even more, there is much less information available in Europe about whether…

Turbulence In The Balkans, Again: Bosnia And Herzegovina And Its Current Migration Crisis

Turbulence in the Balkans, Again: Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Current Migration Crisis

Turbulence in the Balkans, Again: Bosnia and Herzegovina and its Current Migration Crisis Analysis Introduction On 17 May 2018, Denis Zvizdic, the chair of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina,[1] stated “the importance of national security in dealing with the current migration crisis in Bosnia”.[2] This major turn in the policy of Bosnia and Herzegovina towards migration comes as a reaction to the security threats the current migration crisis represents to Bosnia and Herzegovina, which became covered by…

Migration And Illegitimate Institutions

Migration and Illegitimate Institutions

Migration and Illegitimate Institutions Analysis Introduction Most studies of the role migration intermediaries play in facilitating the access and the stay of illegal migrants in Europe focus on smugglers or NGOs as they are the most controversial channels through which migrants enter and settle illegally in the European countries. There has been little discussion of the role established local institutions play in the settlement of illegal migrants in Europe, sometimes under the influence of NGOs, while often acting independently, and…