Previously published as a special issue of West European Politics, this edited volume evaluates the extent to which a policy gap between inputs and outcomes exists with regard to immigration control.
In exploring an expanded migration policy-field which includes the extreme right, the media and actors, this book goes beyond traditional analyses that focus on classical moments of policy making and instead seeks to understand the normative and cognitive context in which they operate. Taking into account the recent work of migration scholars into variants of the disjuncture theme, the comparative studies also highlight the variations across time, countries, regions and sectors. The international list of contributors discuss refugee protection, asylum and illegal migration in chapters that fall under three subject areas:
Immigration Policy in Europe will be of great interest to students and scholars of European studies and British politics.
Introduction: Closing the Gap between Political Demands and Policy Outcomes, Actors and Venues in Immigration Control Part 1: Formulating Policy 1.National Models, Policy Types and the Politics of Immigration in Liberal Democracies 2. Contentious Politics of Asylum in Britain and Europe: Public Opinion, the Media and Political Mobilization 3. The Extreme-Right and Immigration Policy-Making: Measuring Direct and Indirect Effects Part 2: Implementing Policy 4. Street-Level Democracy? How Immigration Bureaucrats Manage Public Opposition 5. Excluding Illegal Migrants in The Netherlands: Between National Policies and Local Implementation Part 3: International Policy-Making 6.Shifting Up and Out: The Foreign Policy of European Immigration Control 7. The Myth of Free-Riding: Refugee Protection and Implicit Burden-Sharing 8. Shaping International Migration Policy: The Role of Regional Consultative Processes
West European Politics has established itself as the foremost journal for the comparative analysis of European political institutions, politics and public policy. Its comprehensive scope, which includes the European Union, makes it essential reading for both academics and political practitioners. The books in this series have originated from special issues published by West European Politics.