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Re-bordering Europe? Collective action barriers to ‘Fortress Europe’

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Peer-reviewed

Type

Article

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Authors

Eilstrup-Sangiovanni, M  ORCID logo  https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9783-0446

Abstract

This article discusses the collective action problems associated with different kinds of joint external bordering and highlights specific aspects of the European Union which I argue make it particularly ineffective at supplying (many) forms of external bordering. Applying this framework to the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy, European Immigration Policy, and European Neighbourhood Policy, I explain why each of these areas is subject to chronic under-provision. I conclude that a ‘Fortress Europe’ is unlikely to materialize, giving rise instead to national re-bordering as a reaction to growing pressures on the Union’s internal and external borders.

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Keywords

Public goods theory, EU external bordering, CSDP, Migration policy, 'Fortress Europe'

Journal Title

Journal of European Public Policy

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Journal ISSN

1350-1763
1466-4429

Volume Title

28

Publisher

Informa UK Limited