Migration management has become one of the foremost global governance challenges facing states today, as the number of people seeking to move across borders continues to rise exponentially. As a result, states have begun to band together into regions to collectively manage the flow of refugees and migrants into their territories. Given that these regions are grounded in the articulation of a common identity among member states, the overall trend of regionalism as it pertains to migration governance represents an interesting point of entry from which to analyze three intersecting dynamics: migration management, regional cooperation among states, and identity politics. The purpose of this project is to study how these three processes interact with and construct one another in the context of the “Euro-Mediterranean” region. This study thus contributes to a more nuanced understanding of regional identity-formation in the construction of migration policies.
Diplomatic History | International Relations | Migration Studies | Politics and Social Change | Race and Ethnicity
Hall, Sarah, "United or Divided? The Politics of Euro-Mediterranean Regional Identity and Migration Governance" (2020). Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection. 3365.