My book, The History of the European Migration Regime, explores the origins of the international migration regime that has prevailed within the European Union since the 1990s. With the free movement of people, European citizenship, and the Schengen agreements, the European migration regime has been in the global governance of migration a peculiar case, characterized by a high degree of internal openness. Today, migration has become one of the most contentious issues within the EU, leading to interrogate the nature of European Integration. On the basis of detailed archival enquiry, this book explains the internal openness of the European migration regime through the hegemonic role played by Germany. The German economy has stabilized migration flows in Europe during most decades in the past half century. By doing so it has served to secure the rules of internal free movement within the EU championed by the German government since the 1950s to promote its regional interests.
Other themes that I have explored in scientific articles include:
Dr Emmanuel Comte
Vienna School of International Studies
Department of History
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