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Study Of The Immigration Policy In The European Integration Process

Posted on:2003-12-01Degree:DoctorType:Dissertation
Country:ChinaCandidate:Y WangFull Text:PDF
GTID:1116360065962082Subject:International political science
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This paper is aimed at exploring the theories and practices of the development of the immigration policies in the European integration process, which is manifested not only by the different reactions on the level of individual member states, but also by the coordination and cooperation on the supranational level, both of which are inseparable from the historical backgrounds of European integration. This paper intends to find out the in-built mechanism and tendency of the immigration policies through historical analysis, the comparative study of the historical backgrounds of EC/EU immigration policy-making, the complicated factors determining policy-formation, major points of the immigration policies and its historical origins, and the impacts of the polices.This paper is composed of seven chapters, plus a foreword and a conclusion. In the foreword, the author illustrates the realistic significance of the subject, evaluates the conditions of the academic researches on European immigration policies both at home and abroad, and puts forward the two objectives expected to achieve.Chapter one concentrates on the theoretical definition of migrants and migration policy, in which the author discusses the definition of migration and the types of migrants, and makes a comprehensive explanation on the category of migration policy, which lays a normative foundation for the following chapters.In chapter two, the author makes an analysis on the forces behind the destinations of the EU migration inflows. Firstly, the author makes an evaluation on the related theories of the international migration movement, followed by the "push-pull" theory, by which an over-all analysis is made on the causes of the immigrants from the East and South.The subject of chapter three is the immigration control policy of EU. This chapter makes an exploration into the policy basis of immigration controls and analyzed both the external and internal control of immigration policy and their respective characteristics. The emphasis of the analysis on the institutionalization of immigration control is put on the visa management, residence and employment permit regimes. This chapter also includes the conditions of immigration controls and the issue of counter-control.Chapter four analyzed the immigration integration policy, including the concept of immigration integration, consensus reached by the member states on immigration integration, the policy of naturalization and citizenship, the exclusion of immigrants from the perspectives of history and reality, and the three typical models of the migration integration policy of EU member states, that is, the difference exclusion model,the republican model and the multicultural model.Chapter five shows the policy coordination between the emigrant and immigrant countries. This chapter analyzes the migration system theory and, in particular, the link of immigrant between the two types of countries, focusing on the fields of cooperation and their characteristics.Chapter six provides a comparative study of the different strategies employed by Germany, France and the UK. This chapter makes an analysis on the period of labor recruitment, restricted migration policy and the development of immigration policies of Germany, France and the UK from the angle of historical development, compares the differences and commonalities of the policies of the three countries and makes clear the inherent essence of their respective policies.Chapter seven is the illustration of the development of migration policy in the process of European integration. Against the background of the history of European integration, this chapter describes the status quo of the immigrants and the changing policies on the level of EC/EU, laying an emphasis on the three main documents on the governance of European migration policies since mid 1980s', i.e., the Schengen Agreement, the Dublin Convention and the Border Convention. This chapter also includes an analysis of the progress of the migration policy-making mechanism along with the...
Keywords/Search Tags:European Integration, Immigration Policy, Research
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