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Diego Caballero Vélez

Discipline: Political Science

Degrees BA: Translation ad Interpreting

MA/LLM:

International Relations and International Law

PhD Research Information

Refugee protection in the EU: Belgian, Italian and Polish ruling political parties´ perceptions of refugee protection as a global public good

Brief description:

One of the main problems in research of asylum and refugee protection in the EU is to understand the different positions of Member States in cooperating at EU level. In order to develop solid policies in this area, national and EU policy-makers have to face up with the reluctance and opposition of some Member States in supporting EU legislation in order to face up with the refugee crisis. In this regard, this project research attempts to put some light in this problematic issue following the research line of public goods and collective action theories. This project main purpose is to analyze Belgian, Italian and Polish ruling political parties´ perceptions of refugee protection as a global public good. Taking party idology as indicator that may influence perceptions of refugee protection as a global public good, different Member states´positions in cooperating and/or embrace collective action at EU level will be scrutinized. This research will provide a much needed empirical analysis of how public goods and collective action approaches can be used in analyzing and interpreting the current refugee crisis in the EU. Many scholars have attempted to use these frameworks in order to understand Member States´ different positons in refugee and migration policy-making, but further empirical research in this field is left. Due to its multidiscilinary nature, not only will this research be interest to researchers in the field of refugee and migration studies, but also to the fields of party ideology, EU public policy/policy-making and economics allowing to see how an economic based framework can explain a political event so far. In order to identify if Member States´ governments consider refugee protection as a public good, party identification/party ideology has been taken as independent variable that may influence in perceptions of refugee protection as a global public good.

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Keywords: Collective action, Common European Asylum System, Refugee Protection, Security, public good

Language(s) of writing: English, French, Italian, Spanish

Country: Italy

Home University:

Sant´Anna School of Advanced Studies

Faculty:

Dirpolis

Supervisor: Enrico Calossi
Start date: 02-10-2016
PhD current status: PhD Ongoing
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