Safe and legal pathways to protection in Europe are scarce. Officially, states should admit only â€˜the most vulnerableâ€™ refugees. Yet, writes Natalie Welfens, humanitarian considerations are increasingly bound up with concerns about refugees' social and cultural fit with the admission state Read more
The emergence of criminal organisations has been blamed on state weakness. But recent trends in organised crime expansion show that criminal groups often move to states with strong economies and institutions. As mafias establish permanent roots in new countries, Gemma Dipoppa suggests that migrant exploitation might play an important role Read more
Germany has developed into a hugely diverse country, but Angela Merkelâ€™s centre-right CDU is still grappling with this reality, writes Isabelle Hertner. Over Merkel's 16-year Chancellorship, her party has been torn between pragmatic immigration policy, and the demand for cultural assimilation Read more
The Austrian government's openly discriminatory policies against migrants have been invalidated by the Constitutional Court and challenged by the European Commission. But, argues Irene Landini, that has not ended â€˜welfare chauvinismâ€™ and social exclusion, either in Austria or elsewhere in Europe Read more
Cutting-edge analysis showcasing the work of the political science discipline at its best.