European Migration: The Impact of EU Member States' Political and Social Concerns on Migration Law and Policy

Frank McNamara


This paper is an attempt to break down the school of thought that states that the varying forms of migration which occur inside the borders of the European Union are mutually exclusive. Article 39 Free Movement of Workers, the Common European Asylum System and the law regarding third country nationals actually comprise much common ground. This paper makes use of a Labour market forces theory to inform migration law as well as the study of common problems in different migration areas to highlight the negative influence of various member states’ private national political and social concerns in the enforcement and effect of EU law in the area.



Cite as: Frank McNamara, European Migration: The Impact of EU Member States' Political and Social Concerns on Migration Law and Policy, vol 13.3 ELECTRONIC JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE LAW, (September 2009), <http://www.ejcl.org/133/art133-7.pdf>.

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