Martin Kahanec published a new book chapters "A Sustainable Immigration Policy for the EU" and “EU Mobility”
Published on Dec. 19, 2017 in Books
CELSI's researcher Martin Kahancec in cooperatin with Jo Ritzen just published their chapters "A Sustainable Immigration Policy for the EU" and “EU Mobility” in a new book edited by Ritzen , " A Second Chance for Europe".
This book calls upon us to rethink and reboot the European Union. The authors dissect the EU’s many vulnerabilities: how some Member States are backsliding on the rule of law, freedom of the press, and control of corruption – and how globalization’s ‘discontents’ are threatening the liberal international order. It examines the need for a common immigration policy; the need to rethink the unsustainable debt overhang of some Eurozone countries; and the need to use education to foster a European identity.
Given the sum total of these vulnerabilities, the book argues, the EU may not survive beyond 2025 in its present form – that is, unless decisive action is taken. In turn, the book puts forward a number of workable solutions: a European economic model to secure full employment; a stronger European Court of Human Rights to counter systemic violations; a points-based immigration policy; clear exit options for the Eurozone; and an Open Education Area with a common second language. These solutions may reduce the number of EU countries, but would increase cohesion and overall survivability.
The chapter "A Sustainable Immigration Policy for the EU" is available as IZA Policy Report 126 here: http://ftp.iza.org/pp126.pdf
The chapter “EU Mobility” is available as IZA Policy Report 125 here: http://ftp.iza.org/pp125.pdf
The book is accesible via the Springer online store: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783319577227