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dc.contributor.authorMilner, James
dc.contributor.authorBetts, Alexander
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-14T10:53:39Z
dc.date.available2011-05-14T10:53:39Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationAlexander Betts and James Milner, “The Externalization of EU Asylum Policy: The Position of African States,� Working Paper No. 36, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society, University of Oxford, October 2006.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/7913
dc.description.abstractThe paper explores the position of African states in the context of attempts by European states to externalize responsibility for asylum processing and refugee protection to refugees' regions of origin. It argues that the range of approaches developed by European states and their methods of cooperation fundamentally misrepresent the position of African states in the global refugee regime. Drawing upon the example of Tanzania, which has been the focal point for a range of the new initiatives, the paper demonstrates how the existing European approach has failed to adequately recognize many of the constraints on asylum in Africa. It argues that unless European states adapt their methods of cooperation and their implicit assumptions about the African state, there is a risk of undermining rather than enhancing refugee protection in Africa. However, the paper suggests that this is not an inevitable outcome and that an alternative approach is possible that might better address the interests of EU and African states while simultaneously enhancing refugee protection in Africa.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCentre of Migration, Policy and Society, Oxford University
dc.subjectRefugee and Asylum Policy, Europe, Africa, Tanzaniaen
dc.title“The Externalization of EU Asylum Policy: The Position of African States”en
dc.typeWorking Paper
dc.rights.publisherhttp://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/en


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