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Closed borders : the influence of supranational restrictiveness

Gustafsson, Lina LU (2009) MRSG20 20092
Human Rights Studies
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to present a broad perspective regarding the historical similarities and differences in the development of asylum and refugee policy, at the supranational and national level. By comparing the two historical contexts of the European Union and Sweden, this paper attempts to answer whether national asylum and refugee policy has become more restrictive from entering the supranational cooperation. An underlying assumption in the paper is that the traditionally liberal Swedish asylum and refugee policy has been affected by the long-established restrictiveness at the supranational level. Therefore Sweden is also argued to be a least-likely-case for developing such restrictiveness and can therefore be seen as a... (More)
The purpose of this paper is to present a broad perspective regarding the historical similarities and differences in the development of asylum and refugee policy, at the supranational and national level. By comparing the two historical contexts of the European Union and Sweden, this paper attempts to answer whether national asylum and refugee policy has become more restrictive from entering the supranational cooperation. An underlying assumption in the paper is that the traditionally liberal Swedish asylum and refugee policy has been affected by the long-established restrictiveness at the supranational level. Therefore Sweden is also argued to be a least-likely-case for developing such restrictiveness and can therefore be seen as a confirmation of the emerging restrictiveness at the supranational level. This hypothesis will however be both verified and denied at a concluding stage when it is argued that the restrictiveness emerged prior to the entry, but was strengthened in the long run. (Less)
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author
Gustafsson, Lina LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSG20 20092
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
Europeiska Unionen, flyktingpolitik, restrictiveness asylpolitik, Sweden, European Union, asylum policy, refugee policy, Sverige, restriktivitet
language
English
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1525055
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2010-03-04 16:46:01
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper is to present a broad perspective regarding the historical similarities and differences in the development of asylum and refugee policy, at the supranational and national level. By comparing the two historical contexts of the European Union and Sweden, this paper attempts to answer whether national asylum and refugee policy has become more restrictive from entering the supranational cooperation. An underlying assumption in the paper is that the traditionally liberal Swedish asylum and refugee policy has been affected by the long-established restrictiveness at the supranational level. Therefore Sweden is also argued to be a least-likely-case for developing such restrictiveness and can therefore be seen as a confirmation of the emerging restrictiveness at the supranational level. This hypothesis will however be both verified and denied at a concluding stage when it is argued that the restrictiveness emerged prior to the entry, but was strengthened in the long run.},
  author       = {Gustafsson, Lina},
  keyword      = {Europeiska Unionen,flyktingpolitik,restrictiveness
asylpolitik,Sweden,European Union,asylum policy,refugee policy,Sverige,restriktivitet},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Closed borders : the influence of supranational restrictiveness},
  year         = {2009},
}