© 2013

The EU and Immigration Policies

Cracks in the Walls of Fortress Europe?


Part of the Transformations of the State book series (TRST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Christof Roos
    Pages 88-108
  3. Christof Roos
    Pages 109-129
  4. Christof Roos
    Pages 152-179
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 199-245

About this book


This book explores how and why the EU and its member states define immigration policies. A comparison of EU negotiations on five EU immigration directives reveals interests of actors in EU integration and whether common policies aim at a restriction or expansion of immigration to the EU.


desegregation EU integration European Union European Union (EU) governance immigration integration migration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

About the authors

Christof Roos is Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Centre on 'Transformations of the State' at University of Bremen, Germany. He is co-author of Liberal States and the Freedom of Movement: Selective Borders, Unequal Mobility (with Steffen Mau, Heike Brabandt, and Lena Laube).

Bibliographic information


“It is concerned with the major challenges that globalization, broadly defined, poses for traditional state governance and policy making. … the book offers both a comprehensive overview of EU immigration policies and policy making and a richness of empirical detail that hitherto have been lacking. In so doing it provides an illuminating starting point for all those encountering the subject for the first time.” (Anthony M. Messina, The European Legacy, Vol. 20 (2), December, 2015)