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Analysis of European Refugee Crisis from the Perspective of Intergovernmentalism Theory——with Refugee Quota System as an Example

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DOI: 10.23977/polsr.2022.030102 | Downloads: 2 | Views: 98

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Lifeng Liu 1

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1 College of Politics and Public Administration, Shandong University, Qingdao, 266000, Shandong, China

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Lifeng Liu

ABSTRACT

Although supranational institutions of EU are playing an increasingly important role, intergovernmentalism still dominates many issues. This paper takes refugee quota system as the entry point of European refugee crisis research and explores the causes of European integration difficulty through the intergovernmentalism theory. Since the refugee crisis destroyed CEAS and European integration process, EU formulated the refugee quota system under the leadership of Germany and other supportive countries. However, the Visegrad Group voted against refugee quota system for the sake of national interest and refused to implement the plan assigned by EU. Refugee quota system encountered trouble during the two-year implementation, which resulted in irreconcilable conflicts between the EU and its members, ending up in the final compromise of the supranational institutions.

KEYWORDS

Refugee quota system, European Union, refugee crisis, intergovernmentalism

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Lifeng Liu, Analysis of European Refugee Crisis from the Perspective of Intergovernmentalism Theory——with Refugee Quota System as an Example. Journal of Political Science Research (2022) Vol. 3: 7-12. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/DOI: 10.23977/polsr.2022.030102.

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