Explaining EU Asymmetry: A Comparison of Borders and Asylum Policy Development - A Works in Progress Presentation by Kaija Schilde and Sara Goodman

   
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Explaining EU Asymmetry: A Comparison of Borders and Asylum Policy Development - A Works in Progress Presentation by Kaija Schilde and Sara Goodman

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Why does the EU coordinate on some policies and not others? In this paper, Profs. Kaija Schilde (Boston University) and Sara Goodman (UC Irvine) begin by recognizing lack of coordination or harmonization not as a failure or aberration, but as a feature, by reconsidering the EU as a political context of asymmetry and dynamism, where policy stasis can be imperfect, differentiated, ongoing and interdependent. They examine the uneven development of comparable policies complicating national sovereignty to consider what type of ex ante theorization could characterize the EU’s policy landscape not as problematic or malfunctional, but as equilibrium, defined by stable asymmetry and bifurcated agency. They consider three dimensions of asymmetry: power, temporal, and interests. By aligning comparative and IR theory, they identify the nexus of these asymmetries as accounting for bifurcated migration policy through comparative case study analysis. Extrapolating from migration as a representative policy area, they suggest a dynamic asymmetry approach explains uneven and “arrested” political development of the EU as purposeful and enduring. The Works in Progress presentations are intended to foster interdisciplinary conversations among Europeanists and others at BU. Open to faculty, graduate students, and visiting researchers. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to edamrien@bu.edu.

Starts

4:30pm on Thursday, March 28th 2019

End Time

6:00pm

URL

http://www.bu.edu/european/news/calendar/?eid=223969

Topics

Lectures, Food & Beverage, Dining Services

Speaker(s)

Kaija Schilde, Sara Wallace Goodman

Event Open To

public

Information Phone

617-358-0919

Contact Name

Elizabeth Amrien

Building

Pardee School of Global Studies, 121 Bay State Road (1st floor)

Contact Organization

Center for the Study of Europe

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