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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Brill, 2017.
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In the face of the ‘refugee crisis’, many European governments, even in traditionally liberal states, unilaterally introduced a number of restrictive and, often, controversial migration, asylum, and border control policies. The author argues that past legal-bureaucratic choices on migration and asylum policies, ongoing developments in international relations at that time, the structural and perceived capacity of receiving states to cope with the refugee influx, and long-standing migration-related security concerns influenced the responses of many European governments amid the mass population movement. However, the author also suggests that the surfacing of particular policies across Europe was related to the newly elected Greek government’s attempted U-turn from similar repressive and controversial policies during that time. In this regard, the author maintains that repressive and controversial migration, asylum, and border control policies cannot simply be abolished within the context of the eu common market and interdependence of eu internal and external controls.
Author(s): Skleparis D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Southeastern Europe
Online publication date: 14/11/2017
Acceptance date: 29/06/2017
Date deposited: 14/08/2019
ISSN (print): 0094-4467
ISSN (electronic): 1876-3332
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