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Author: Τριανταφύλλου, Λαμπρινή
Title: Europeanization and migration in Greece during the periods of economic and migration crisis (2009-2015)
Date Issued: 2023
Department: Διατμηματικό Πρόγραμμα Μεταπτυχιακών Σπουδών στα Ανθρώπινα Δικαιώματα και Μεταναστευτικές Σπουδές
Supervisor: Παπαλεξάτου, Χρυσούλα
Abstract: This thesis’ main focus is Europeanization of Migration Policy in Greece during the economic crisis in 2009 and the migration crisis in 2015. I chose to focus on this specific time period since it was an interesting period for Greece that was trying to manage migration flows and strategies while still recovering from the economic crisis. My paper aims to fill the gap by analyzing the impact of Europeanization on Greece's migration policies, with a focus on refugee protection. To provide insights into the dimensions and forms of Europeanization, I used mostly qualitative methodology. Specifically, this paper includes fundamental theories of scholars such as Radaelli, Cowles, Knill and others who give important insights on the various forms of Europeanization and its strategies and it examines the dimensions and the forms of Europeanization as well as its impact on Greece’s migration policies. Greece’s position on the frontier of the Eastern Mediterranean migration route makes it a major entry point not only for persons seeking international protection but also for migrants attempting to enter Europe irregularly. Also, the economic crisis had a severe impact on Greece’s financial position and shortly after, the country was also facing problems with managing migration flows due to its migration crisis. After the migration crisis was at its peak in 2015, the EU implemented measures to control external borders and migration flows efficiently. The results of these two crises were evident in the low performance of the country regarding the integration of asylum seekers, the inefficiency in managing migration flows, the low quality of government. Although, Greece’s attempts through new legislations, policies and strategies were visible, there is room for improvement.
Keywords: Greece
Refugee protection
Information: Διπλωματική εργασία--Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας, Θεσσαλονίκη, 2023.
Rights: Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 Διεθνές
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