Implications of the External Dimension of European Immigration Policy for Morocco

  • Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
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This chapter analyzes how and to what extent Morocco’s immigration policies are affected by the EU, and what the implications are for Morocco of the EU’s externalization of its immigration policy. It explains the progress and limits of this cooperation in terms of harmonization of legislation, border management, visa policy, readmission agreements and asylum policy. The chapter highlights both convergence and divergences of policy cooperation in migration, irrespective of grand policy frameworks but rather by attending to the similar deadlocks concerning migration policy. The negative externalities raised for Morocco are studied to understand how EU immigration policy may have similar implications for third countries, which might help explain the resistance of these countries to accepting further EU externalization.


Asylum Seeker Immigration Policy Human Trafficking Migration Policy Border Control 
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  • Ayselin Gözde Yıldız
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  1. 1.International RelationsYasar UniversityİzmirTurkey

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