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The external relations of mediterranean cities with civil society organisations in migration governance

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dc.contributor.author Casanovas i Oliveres, Aida
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-04T08:55:29Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-04T08:55:29Z
dc.date.issued 2022-11
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/54694
dc.description.abstract Following the attention brought by a ‘local turn’ (Zapata-Barrero, Caponio & Scholten, 2017) and multi-level migration governance theory, this paper aims to prove that city diplomacy does not describe well the decoupling of local governments from national agendas in their foreign relations. The guiding question that the paper addresses is why some cities have decoupled from State agendas and engaged with ICSOs to tackle migration challenges. The analysis is based on the city-to-CSO agreements of Barcelona with ProActiva Open Arms and Marseille with SOS Méditerranée on the one hand, and the involvement of Terre d’Asile Tunisie with the municipality of Sfax (Tunisia) in the ICMPD-led Mediterranean City-To-City project on the other. The findings reaffirm that mayors play a major influence in migration governance (Lacroix, Hombert and Furri, 2020; Bazurli, Caponio, and de Graauw, 2021), and on the detachment of the city’s relations from the security-oriented and managerial idiosyncrasies of national governments.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries EuroMedMig Working Paper Series;9 (2022)
dc.rights This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.title The external relations of mediterranean cities with civil society organisations in migration governance
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.subject.keyword City diplomacy
dc.subject.keyword City external relations
dc.subject.keyword Migration governance
dc.subject.keyword Mediterranean
dc.subject.keyword Civil society organisations
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