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Centring on the Margins: Migration Control in Malta, Cyprus and the European Union

Abstract:

Why does the European Union focus on controlling irregular immigration at the external border? The emphasis presents a paradox as most irregular migrants in the EU arrive through legal channels and subsequently overstay or violate the conditions of their visa. In order to explore this paradox, the thesis examines two case studies, Malta and Cyprus. As small island states on the Union’s southern periphery, the two are ostensibly unable to resist the transfer of migration controls and asylum...

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Supervisor
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Supervisor
Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wadham College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - European Studies at Oxford
Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:4666c423-23eb-4ef6-99dc-f85f8c3f391a
Local pid:
ora:6714

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