The European Union’s Immigration Policy

Managing Migration in Turkey and Morocco

  • Ayselin Gözde Yıldız

Part of the The European Union in International Affairs book series (EUIA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
    Pages 1-7
  3. Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
    Pages 195-206
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 207-213

About this book


This book analyzes the externalization of the EU’s immigration and asylum practices towards non-member transit countries and the consequences of this process. Selected policy areas of externalization (border management, visa policy, readmission agreements and asylum policy) are applied to Turkey and Morocco as two main migration transit countries within two different institutional cooperation mechanisms: Turkey as an EU candidate country within the EU’s enlargement policy; Morocco without membership prospect within the EU’s neighborhood policy. Yıldız applies theoretical debates and critically compares the rhetoric in policy papers with practice in the field. This volume not only contributes to the issue of the external dimension of EU immigration policy by incorporating transit countries into the debate, but also expands upon our understanding of the EU’s contested external governance paradigm. It will be of use to students, scholars, and policy makers in the field of European studies, migration and asylum studies, international relations, and political science.


Externalization Migration in the EU Asylum Border management Visa policy EU’s external relations Immigration crisis EU borders Europe Governance international relations migration political science politics social science

Authors and affiliations

  • Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
    • 1
  1. 1.International RelationsYasar UniversityTurkey

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