Making and implementing multi-actor EU external migration policy: the mobility partnerships

Natasja Reslow*

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This chapter offers an analysis of the eu mobility partnerships as one case in point for policy intersectionality, within the framework of the multi-level governance literature. It argues that the governance of mobility partnerships is characterized by its multi-actor nature, and focuses on the consequences of different actors’ preferences and interactions for policy-making and implementation. In particular, it emphasises the roles of the non-eu countries and member states in making and shaping eu external migration policy. Finally, the chapter analyses implementation, something which has been understudied in the literature to date. It argues that the multi-actor nature of eu external migration policy presents obstacles to implementation due to the different policy visions of the different actors, and the non-hierarchical structure which links them.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEU external migration policies in an era of global mobilities: Intersecting policy universes
EditorsSergio Carrera, Leonhard den Hertog, Dora Kostakopoulou, Marion Panizzon
Place of PublicationLeiden
PublisherBrill | Nijhoff
ISBN (Print)978-90-0435-422-7
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2018

Publication series

SeriesImmigration and Asylum Law and Policy in Europe


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