Constitutionalising the External Dimensions of EU Migration Policies in Times of Crisis

‘Constitutionalising the External Dimensions of EU Migration Policies in Times of Crisis’ (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019) examines EU migration and asylum polices in times of crisis by assessing old and new patterns of cooperation in EU migration management policies in the scope of third-country cooperation. The case studies explored reveal that there has been a clear tendency and strategy to move away from or go outside the decision making rules and institutional principles enshrined in the Lisbon Treaty to advance third country cooperation on migration management. It explores the implications of and effects of the adoption of extra-Treaty instruments and patterns of cooperation in the light of EU rule of law and fundamental rights principles and standards. The book, examines the ways in which ‘the politics of migration crisis’ and their patterns of cooperation and legal/policy outcomes evidenced since 2015 affect and might even undermine EU’s legitimacy in these policy areas.

Book edited by Sergio Carrera, Professor, Migration Policy Centre (MPC), European University Institute (EUI), Florence, Italy, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Justice and Home Affairs Programme, CEPS, Visiting Professor, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), Sciences Po, France, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law in Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Honorary Industry Professor, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, UK, Juan Santos Vara, Professor of Public International Law and European Law, Jean Monnet Chair in EU External Action, Director of the Master in European Studies and Coordinator of the European Joint Master’s in Strategic Border Management (Frontex), University of Salamanca, Spain and Tineke Strik, Associate Professor Migration Law, Centre for Migration Law, Radboud University, the Netherlands and member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe