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Immigration - Favoured, Faced or Feared? a study of the influence of economic calculations, to do the right thing and politics of insecurity, together with EU influence, in the shaping of Spanish immigration policies

Sjöberg, Marie (2007)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This is a study of Spanish immigration policies, the changes they have gone

through over the past years, and more importantly, why. Three theoretical

approaches are central to this thesis, namely: economic calculations, to do the

right thing, and politics of insecurity. Through these approaches, different events

and considerations that affect policy-shaping are highlighted and analysed. This

study also examines the influence asserted by the EU on Spanish immigration

policies. It is a qualitative case study, based primarily on second hand material.

The findings of this thesis are that Spanish quota systems, regularization

processes, and third country agreements, have been strongly influenced by

economic considerations of labor... (More)
This is a study of Spanish immigration policies, the changes they have gone

through over the past years, and more importantly, why. Three theoretical

approaches are central to this thesis, namely: economic calculations, to do the

right thing, and politics of insecurity. Through these approaches, different events

and considerations that affect policy-shaping are highlighted and analysed. This

study also examines the influence asserted by the EU on Spanish immigration

policies. It is a qualitative case study, based primarily on second hand material.

The findings of this thesis are that Spanish quota systems, regularization

processes, and third country agreements, have been strongly influenced by

economic considerations of labor demand, and by the wish to do the right thing,

with consideration to norms, democratic values and identity. Restrictive border

controls and repatriation measures can be explained by pressure from the EU, but

also largely by a presence of politics of insecurity, affected by the event in El

Ejido, 9/11, the attack in Madrid 2004, and irregular immigration in Ceuta,

Melilla, and the Canary Islands. Spanish media has also shown to have had a

prominent role, although indirectly, in the shaping of the political climate

regarding immigration, and thus in policy-shaping. (Less)
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author
Sjöberg, Marie
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Immigration Policy, Politics of Insecurity, Spain, European Union, Immigration, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
English
id
1319302
date added to LUP
2008-01-07 00:00:00
date last changed
2008-01-30 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This is a study of Spanish immigration policies, the changes they have gone

through over the past years, and more importantly, why. Three theoretical

approaches are central to this thesis, namely: economic calculations, to do the

right thing, and politics of insecurity. Through these approaches, different events

and considerations that affect policy-shaping are highlighted and analysed. This

study also examines the influence asserted by the EU on Spanish immigration

policies. It is a qualitative case study, based primarily on second hand material.

The findings of this thesis are that Spanish quota systems, regularization

processes, and third country agreements, have been strongly influenced by

economic considerations of labor demand, and by the wish to do the right thing,

with consideration to norms, democratic values and identity. Restrictive border

controls and repatriation measures can be explained by pressure from the EU, but

also largely by a presence of politics of insecurity, affected by the event in El

Ejido, 9/11, the attack in Madrid 2004, and irregular immigration in Ceuta,

Melilla, and the Canary Islands. Spanish media has also shown to have had a

prominent role, although indirectly, in the shaping of the political climate

regarding immigration, and thus in policy-shaping.},
  author       = {Sjöberg, Marie},
  keyword      = {Immigration Policy,Politics of Insecurity,Spain,European Union,Immigration,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Immigration - Favoured, Faced or Feared? a study of the influence of economic calculations, to do the right thing and politics of insecurity, together with EU influence, in the shaping of Spanish immigration policies},
  year         = {2007},
}