The 2015 Suspension of the Dublin Regulation: An Investigation into Possible Causes Public Deposited

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  • March 20, 2019
  • Griese, Brittany
    • Affiliation: College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science
  • In the summer of 2015 European countries faced a refugee crisis unlike any since World War II. The European Union has rules and directives in place dictating which member state is responsible for processing asylum claims, the Dublin III Regulation. However, as the 2015 refugee crisis reached a climax, Dublin III was placed under increasing strain, and in September 2015 the Dublin rules were suspended. This paper investigates the possible reasons and causes that lead to the suspension. It weighs the relative importance of two lines of argumentation: the role public pressure on governments to stem the tide of immigrants, and the importance of administrative overload in processing the registration of millions of refugees. The paper outlines the Dublin Regulation, a quick overview of the refugee crisis, and then investigates the two possibilities: bureaucratic incapacity or public pressure, while conducting a paired comparison of Germany and Hungary.
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  • Hooghe, Liesbet
  • Stephens, John
  • Marks, Gary
  • Master of Arts
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  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Graduate School
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  • 2017

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