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Measuring common standards and equal responsibility-sharing in EU asylum outcome data


  • Luc Bovens


  • Chlump Chatkupt
  • Laura Smead


We construct novel measures to assess (i) the extent to which European Union member states are using common standards in recognizing asylum seekers and (ii) the extent to which the responsibilities for asylum applications, acceptances and refugee populations are equally shared among the member states, taking into account population size, gross domestic product (GDP) and GDP expressed in purchasing power parity (GDP-PPP). We track the progression of these measures since the implementation of the Treaty of Amsterdam (1999). These measures display divergent trends and we try to provide an interpretation of the dynamics that are constitutive of these trends.

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  • Luc Bovens & Chlump Chatkupt & Laura Smead, 2012. "Measuring common standards and equal responsibility-sharing in EU asylum outcome data," European Union Politics, , vol. 13(1), pages 70-93, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:eeupol:v:13:y:2012:i:1:p:70-93

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