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Searching for a Strategy for the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

1st Edition

Edited by Sarah Leonard, Christian Kaunert


138 pages

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This book examines the vision and strategy of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ), which has become one of the key objectives of the European Union (EU). Recent events have also highlighted the saliency of several of the policy issues at the heart of the AFSJ. Amongst them, one can mention the terrorist attacks in 2015 in Paris and 2016 in Brussels and the ongoing refugee crisis in the Mediterranean region. At the same time, the end of the Stockholm programme, which provided the strategic framework for the development of the AFSJ between 2010 and 2014, has been followed by the adoption of new ‘strategic guidelines’, which can only be described as a short, vague and general document. It is therefore paradoxical that, at a time when AFSJ matters - such as asylum, migration, borders, terrorism, police and judicial cooperation – have never been so salient, the EU finds itself, for the first time ever, devoid of any significant, over-arching strategy for the development of its AFSJ. This book was published as a special issue of European Politics and Society.

Table of Contents


Beyond Stockholm: in search of a strategy for the European Union’s Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice

Sarah Léonard and Christian Kaunert

1. Deliberating justice policy in the European Union: a discursive perspective on day-to-day decision-making in European Union’s criminal justice cooperation

Santino Lo Bianco

2. The development of the external dimension of the AFSJ – new challenges of the EU legal and policy framework

Maria O’Neill

3. The political-legal nexus in EU counter-terrorism: an assessment of the two-track influences between the EU and the UN

Bruno Oliveira Martins

4. Solidarity and sharing in the Common European Asylum System: the case of Syrian refugees

Eleni Karageorgiou

5. The EU as a Promoter of Preventive Criminal Justice and the Internal Security Context

Ester Herlin-Karnell

6. EU internal security goverance and national risk assessments: towards a common technocratic model?

Raphael Bossong and Hendrik Hegemann

7. The effect of Frontex’s risk analysis on the European border controls

Satoko Horii

8. When (In)security travels: Europeanization and migration in Poland

Alexandra Schwell

About the Editors

Sarah Leonard is Senior Lecturer in Politics and Deputy Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK. She has recently co-edited Western Foreign Policy and the Middle East (2015) and Justice and Home Affairs Agencies in the European Union (2014).

Christian Kaunert is Professor of International Politics, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Justice and Home Affairs Policy and the Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice at the University of Dundee.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Diplomacy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Law Enforcement
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / Treaties
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Terrorism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / General
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Judicial Branch
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / European