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North African Immigration and Human Security in the European Union: Lessons from France and Spain

Samek, Danielle Marie (2010) North African Immigration and Human Security in the European Union: Lessons from France and Spain. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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Immigration in the European Union is an issue increasingly discussed by EU member states and researcher across the world. Although immigrants come to Europe from many countries across the world, flows from North Africa constitute a substantial percentage of total immigration, in particular to France and Spain. While many studies focus on the impact of this immigration on EU member states, this paper discusses the issues faced by immigrants and how they are impacted by host state policymaking. Drawing from case studies on France and Spain, the paper provides an assessment of how human security and immigration are interrelated. It then analyzes immigration policies in France and Spain, laying the groundwork for an overview of the situation in Europe.Policies in both France and Spain have an impact on human security of immigrants, especially those related to immigration control and integration. At the EU level, limited integration on immigration policies has limited the ability of the organization to do more than suggest that member states coordinate their efforts. EU policies have also not had much effect on human security of immigrants until recently. Changes following the 2008-2009 economic crisis have the potential to pave the way for increased integration, though the future of a human security doctrine in the EU remains uncertain.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Samek, Danielle Mariedms103@pitt.eduDMS103
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairFinkel, Mihribanmfinkel@pitt.eduMFINKEL
Committee MemberPeters, B Guybgpeters@pitt.eduBGPETERS
Committee MemberNelson, Lisalsnelson@pitt.eduLSNELSON
Committee MemberStaniland, Martinmstan@pitt.eduMSTAN
Date: 29 June 2010
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 9 April 2010
Approval Date: 29 June 2010
Submission Date: 22 April 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Degree: MPIA - Master of Public and International Affairs
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: European security; Human Security Doctrine; migration policy; Muslims in Europe
Other ID:, etd-04222010-153423
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:41
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:41


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