The Europeanization of Migration Policy: The Schengen Acquis by Robert Fischer

By Robert Fischer

The legislative dynamic within the post-Amsterdam period is more and more difficult the Schengen Acquis because it ends up in either felony harmonization and fragmentation. SIS, EURODAC, Prüm and, extra lately, VIS have replaced Europe’s legislation enforcement experts significantly. notwithstanding, it really is questionable no matter if the fragmented felony harmonization offers adequate compensatory measures in mild of the expanding overseas legal hyperlinks and illicit migration in the Schengen international locations. This research makes a speciality of the theoretical concerns concerning the a variety of ideas of Europeanization, and on their impact at the multi-layered coverage approaches and actors imposing the Schengen complexes. This paintings is directed at scholars, researchers and practitioners wishing to survey the present criminal state of affairs.

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22 Yet in Suriname I and my siblings were third generation bearers of the Sino-Surinamese surname Tjon Sie Fat, which hardly resembles monosyllabic 張 that legends link to the mythical Yellow Emperor. At that personal level, Chinese identity is just one of multiple self-concepts that individuals derive from perceived membership of social groups, relevant to positive self-esteem. 23 Essential Chineseness may also enter analyses of Chinese identity through the back door. For instance, one should not automatically include terms such as ‘transnationalism’ or ‘diaspora identity’ in the structure of Chinese ethnicity in Suriname.

9 To complicate matters, ethnicity is not the same as ethnic identity. Ethnicity is a type of social cleavage which intersects with others such as gender and class. Social constructionist theories of ethnicity deny its natural or objective existence, but treat it as a fluid social construct that allows for multiple situational identities, while at the same time limiting identity claims. 10 Eriksen approaches ethnic identity as a socially constructed collective identity, although for him group identity in reference to ethnic categories that is central to an instrumentalist approach is not the issue.

Ethnographic data were gathered in Paramaribo where I lived, between 2001 and 2005, with three field trips to Nieuw Nickerie near the Guyanese border. Reasearch subjects were approached on the basis of formal categorization (such as immigrants with a passport from the People’s Republic of China), selfidentification (voluntarily selfidentifying as ‘Chinese’ in any sense), third-party identification (leaving the interpretation of socio-cultural markers such as language, emblematic culture and stereotypes, to others), and in contexts where Chinese ethnicity was clearly performative.

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