Becoming European? The Transformation of the British Pro-Migrant Ngo Sector in Response to Europeanization

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Emily Gray

University of Leeds - Centre for European Political Communications (EurPolCom)

Paul Statham

University of Leeds - Centre for European Political Communications (EurPolCom)

Abstract

This empirical study addresses the question of the emergent adaptation processes of the pro-migrant NGO sector in Britain in response to the advancing Europeanization of immigration policy. Our findings show European-level engagement by some key pioneer non-governmental organizations (NGOs), who have importantly built pathways and linkages to politics beyond the nation-state, as well as participating in the European arena through interaction within a new transnational organization, the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). Influence at the European level remains limited, however, largely due to the continued dominance of the restrictive nation-state policy imperatives.

Suggested Citation

Gray, Emily and Statham, Paul, Becoming European? The Transformation of the British Pro-Migrant Ngo Sector in Response to Europeanization. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 43, No. 4, pp. 877-898, November 2005, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=857630 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-5965.2005.00600.x

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Paul Statham

University of Leeds - Centre for European Political Communications (EurPolCom) ( email )

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