The Limits of Unilateral Migration Control: Deportation and Inter-state Cooperation

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Type
Journal Article

Author
Antje Ellermann

URL
http://ift.tt/2bbWyBs

Volume
43

Issue
02

Pages
168–189

Publication
Government and Opposition

ISSN
1477-7053

Date
January 2008

DOI
10.1111/j.1477-7053.2007.00248.x

Accessed
2016-08-12 03:36:39

Library Catalog
Cambridge Journals Online

Abstract
Despite the recent proliferation of policy initiatives designed to curb illegal immigration, advanced industrialized states have made little headway towards the goal of effective migration control. Examining the case of deportation in Germany and the European Union, this article contends that one of the most fundamental reasons underlying this failure is a unilateral policy bias that fails to take into account two related conditions. First, policies of migration control directly and substantially impinge upon the interests of foreign governments. Secondly, the cooperation of foreign officials is an essential condition for policy implementation. To the extent that they disregard these basic conditions, then, migration control policies are bound to fail. By examining the implementation of deportation policy, the article illustrates the limited efficacy of control measures that are dominated by the interests of advanced industrialized states to the exclusion of the concerns of foreign governments.

Short Title
The Limits of Unilateral Migration Control

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