Institut für Politikwissenschaft



Gastvortrag: Missing the Boat: Assessing the Common European Asylum System in Theory and Practice

Joyce M. Mushaben, St. Louis, am Mittwoch, 20. Juni 2018, 10-12 Uhr c.t. im Hörsaal 22, Kupferbau im Rahmen der Vorlesung „Politisches System der EU“

Recognizing the need for social cohesion among member-states by 2004, EU officials introduced “an arsenal of instruments” to cover family reunification, secure residency status, and common conditions of entry for paid employment among Third Country Nationals. Member states agreed to set minimum standards for receiving asylum seekers, as well as to recognize the qualifications of non-EU nationals meriting international protection by way of new Directives. Although the refugee surge of 2014/2015 led to a recast of many CEAS components, EU officials have yet to remedy the core flaw of the "unequal treatment" problem across the member-states: the "securitized" Dublin System, which has sub- jected persons in need of international protection to ever more perilous routes and criminal exploitation by smugglers. The consequences for women and unaccompanied minors point to the EU's failure to practice what it preaches with regard to its 1996 gender mainstreaming mandate.

Joyce M. Mushaben is Curators’ Professor of Comparative Politics & Gender Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) and is holder of UMSL’s Chancellor’s award for research creativity and the Missouri Governor's Award for Teaching Excellence. She has spent over 20 years studying and researching in Germany, focusing on comparative studies of East/West/ multi-cultural “German” identities, European immigration & integration policies, women’s leadership, EU gender policies, comparative welfare states, as well as on peace, ecology and Neo-Nazi youth movements. Her most recent books include Gendering the European Union (co-edited with Gabriele Abels; Palgrave Macmillan 2012) and Becoming Madam Chancellor: Angela Merkel and the Berlin Republic (Cambridge University Press, 2017).