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Governing the European Asylum System at the Greek Border Islands

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Title: Governing the European Asylum System at the Greek Border Islands
Authors: Bousiou, Alexandra
Issue Date: 17-Dec-2020
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Parts of work: Bousiou, Alexandra, and Evie Papada. “Introducing the EC Hotspot Approach: A Framing Analysis of EU’s Most Authoritative Crisis Policy Response”. International Migration. First published online: 08 January 2020

Bousiou, Alexandra “From Humanitarian Crisis Management to Prison Island: Implementing the European Asylum Regime on the Border Island of Lesvos 2015-2017”. Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies 22, no. 3 (2020): 431-447

Bousiou, Alexandra “Solidarity and Contestation: Local Refugee Reception Practices on the Southeastern EU Border Islands.” (Under review in the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies)

Bousiou, Alexandra “Peripheralization and Externalization of the EU Asylum Regime: Implications for the Right to Seek Asylum on the Southeastern EU Border Islands” (unpublished work)
Date of Defence: 2021-01-22
Disputation: 22 januari 2021, klockan 13:15 i Linnésalen, Mediehuset, Campus Linné, Seminariegatan 1B, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Greek border islands
EU asylum policies
right to seek asylum,
multilevel governance
externalization of asylum
Abstract: This thesis provides an understanding of the governance of the European asylum regime at the Greek border islands from a multi-level governance perspective. Lesbos, Chios, Samos, Kos, and Leros are the islands which, over the period of a year between 2015 and 2016, received 80% of all refugee arrivals to the EU, and were chosen as the loci of the so-called hotspot approach. This thesis theoretically advances our understanding of the governance of asylum at border areas by elaborating on the mult... more
ISBN: 978-91-8009-156-5
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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