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Asylum cooperation among asymmetric countries : the case of the European Union

Abstract:

This article argues that cooperation to tackle the consequences of large asylum migration inflows is possible only among fairly symmetrical countries. Highly asymmetric countries have no incentives to join and remain in a stable coalition. The distinction between cost and spillover asymmetries shows that financial transfers may release constraints on participation, and thus make asylum cooperation feasible, only if they are focused on tackling this asymmetry. This result becomes relevant when...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/1465116508099762

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
International Development
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
European Union Politics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
89-113
Publication date:
2009-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1741-2757
ISSN:
1465-1165
Source identifiers:
1461
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daisy:1461
Deposit date:
2012-08-07

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