An Ever Closer International Society?: A Social Constructivist Approach to Trans-Regional Migration between Africa and the EU
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering2008 (English)
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis discusses the recent change in EU’s immigration policy. EU’s restrictive policies may be changed by the two proposals, COM(2007)637 and COM(2007)638, presented in October 2007. These proposals were formed during a process in which representatives from the African Union (AU) were present in discussions about migration. Using official documents from EU and AU, we study this inter-regional interaction process with the English School theories of “international society” and with a Social Constructivist ontological model describing the relationship between agents, structure and institutions/regimes. We find that the proposal changes the trans-regional migration regime, and by extension the structure and the trans-regional world order. This will probably lead to an increase in the number of African labour immigrants in the EU, which may enlarge the trans-regional “world society” and, in turn, the inter-regional “international society”.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. , 33 p.
Blue Card, English School, International Society, Migration, Social Constructivism
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-11960ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-G--08/00183--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-11960DiVA: diva2:25062
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law