Irregular Immigration 978-3-16-152919-1 - Mohr Siebeck

Steffen Minter

Irregular Immigration

An Economic Analysis of Policies in the EU

[Irreguläre Zuwanderung. Eine ökonomische Analyse der EU-Politik.]

2015. XII, 187 pages.

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How can the problem of irregular immigration in the EU be solved? Steffen Minter describes a mechanism to implement financial burden sharing between member states, so that an efficient level of border enforcement might be achieved.
Irregular immigration is at the forefront of the political and public debate in the European Union. Images of desperate people arriving at the southern shores of the EU regularly dominate the media coverage. In this book, Steffen Minter focuses on the coordination problems between EU Member States in dealing with immigrants and refugees entering the EU. The author demonstrates that the enforcement of the external EU border constitutes a public good as long as irregular immigrants have the possibility to move on between member states once they have entered EU territory. In this scenario he analyzes the interaction between border enforcement and immigration amnesties from an economic point of view. Furthermore, he introduces a mechanism to implement financial burden sharing between Member States, so that an efficient level of border enforcement can be achieved.

Steffen Minter Born 1979; 2006 Diplom-Kaufmann in Economics; since 2010 lecturer and research assistant at the Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg im Breisgau; completed doctoral thesis in 2012 at the Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Freiburg.


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In: Portal für Politikwiss. — (Matthias Lemke)
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