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Grace A. FiedlerFollow

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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2017

End Date

April 2017

Department

Political Science

Abstract

This paper focuses on the reaction of European Union Member States to the Syrian refugee crisis that has flooded Europe with desperate asylum seekers, and includes a case study of the UK's response. All of the literature reviewed when researching the question of how and why EU member states have responded to the Syrian refugee crisis have provided different angles to analyze the problem. They provided understanding for the reasons behind the mass immigration, diasporas and international relations. The EU balance of power and their crisis management system, political culture, nationalism, and xenophobia contrasted with liberalism in countries are all driving factors behind the responses of EU member states. In my research, I will do a comparative analysis of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom’s responses to the refugee crisis. Documenting the differences in response and outcomes, while keeping in mind the balance of power the EU provides, is important so that better policies can be made by more informed politicians and civilians.

Faculty Mentor

Laura Kicklighter, Lorna Dawson, Marek Payerhin

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European Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

This paper focuses on the reaction of European Union Member States to the Syrian refugee crisis that has flooded Europe with desperate asylum seekers, and includes a case study of the UK's response. All of the literature reviewed when researching the question of how and why EU member states have responded to the Syrian refugee crisis have provided different angles to analyze the problem. They provided understanding for the reasons behind the mass immigration, diasporas and international relations. The EU balance of power and their crisis management system, political culture, nationalism, and xenophobia contrasted with liberalism in countries are all driving factors behind the responses of EU member states. In my research, I will do a comparative analysis of Germany, France, and the United Kingdom’s responses to the refugee crisis. Documenting the differences in response and outcomes, while keeping in mind the balance of power the EU provides, is important so that better policies can be made by more informed politicians and civilians.