Immigration and European integration: towards fortress Europe?

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Publication Date 2000
ISBN 0-7190-5688-8 (Hbk)
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Part of the European Policy Research Unit Series, this volume provides a timely account of the challenge posed to EU member states by new patterns of policy co-operation and integration on immigration and asylum. Andrew Geddes provides detailed analysis of: core issues in contemporary European immigration politics; the development of policy co-operation and integration on free movement; immigration and asylum policy; the new patterns of EU-level political action and mobilisation by groups seeking to represent migrants' interests in EU decision-making; and the interface between migration and welfare in the context of the EU's social dimension.

The chapters are: European integration and reconfigured immigration politics; The supranationalisation of free movement; Immigration and asylum policy after the Single European Act; Maastricht's justice and home affairs pillar; The Amsterdam Treaty; Representing migrants' interests; Migration and welfare in an integrating Europe.

This innovative analysis of the Europeanisation of immigration policy is essential reading for scholars of European integration, the politics of immigration and the prospects for social inclusion and new forms of citizenship at EU level.

Andrew Geddes is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Liverpool.

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