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The EU, migration and contestation: the UN Global Compact for Migration, from consensus to dissensus

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dc.contributor.author Badell Sánchez, Diego
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-23T08:34:31Z
dc.date.available 2021-02-23T08:34:31Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Badell D. The EU, migration and contestation: the UN Global Compact for Migration, from consensus to dissensus. Global Affairs. 2021 Jan 17;6(4-5):347-62. DOI: 10.1080/23340460.2020.1871301
dc.identifier.issn 2334-0460
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/46570
dc.description.abstract The 2015 migration crisis has shaken the EU system to the point that no agreement on the matter was possible. In this line, it was decided to bring to the international level the need to agree on a migration norm: the UN Global Compact for Migration. This article analyses the EU and Member States dynamics of dissent vis-à-vis substantive and procedural norms. It shows the existence of four structural factors within EU foreign policy that enhances consensus. That is the existence of a common position on the matter, the expert culture constraining the behaviour of parties, the EU community of practices and the role of the chair. The presence of these factors explain why the EU contained Hungary’s objections to the Compact, but its absence also explains the domino effect triggered by the Austrian withdrawal. At the end, EU norms such as effective multilateralism and sincere cooperation were contested.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by the EU-NormCon research project (Normative contestation in Europe: Implications for the EU in a hanging global order) funded by the National R + D Plan of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grant number CSO2016-79205-P), by the COST Action ENTER (EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities, grant number CA17119), supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology), and by the FPI Scholarship (grant number BES-2017-079692) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof Global Affairs. 2021 Jan 17;6(4-5):347-62
dc.rights © 2021 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/), which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title The EU, migration and contestation: the UN Global Compact for Migration, from consensus to dissensus
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23340460.2020.1871301
dc.subject.keyword Contestation
dc.subject.keyword Migration
dc.subject.keyword Multilateralism
dc.subject.keyword EU foreign policy
dc.subject.keyword Internal dynamics
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/CSO2016-79205-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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