Paper on migration: EU External Cooperation on Migration: a Comparative Analysis of Security Framings and Security Governance Processes
This report sums up and compares the findings of the researches undertaken for the sub-package ‘Migration’. Four case-studies have been developed according to the handbook (Hassan 2010a) providing a methodological complement to the theoretical paper at the basis of the EU-GRASP project (Christou, Ceccorulli, Croft and Lucarelli 2010). Thus, adopting a ‘thin constructivist’ methodology a qualitative analysis of four case-studies has been undertaken. In all cases, the main aim has been to investigate EU ‘external’ approach to migration as a tool to handling what it perceives a security challenges, that is, the inflows of ‘undesired’ persons. In the same vein as in Working Paper 12 among EU-GRASP publications (De Jong et al. 2010) (im)migration is here used to refer to issues related to third country citizens movements.