States as Gatekeepers in EU Asylum Politics: Explaining the Non‐Adoption of a Refugee Quota System

  title={States as Gatekeepers in EU Asylum Politics: Explaining the Non‐Adoption of a Refugee Quota System},
  author={Natascha Zaun},
  journal={PSN: Politics of Immigration (Topic)},
  • Natascha Zaun
  • Published 2018
  • Political Science
  • PSN: Politics of Immigration (Topic)
Building on Moravcsik's Liberal Intergovernmentalism, I offer an explanation of the non†decision on permanent EU refugee quotas. Some traditionally influential Member States in EU asylum politics, such as Germany, Austria and Sweden, received large numbers of refugees and faced strong domestic pressures to engage other Member States in responsibility†sharing. Yet, governments of Member States with small application numbers (among whom several Eastern European governments were particularly… Expand
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