Canlar, Eray
This thesis explores the historical evolution of the regulatory governance of the European Union (EU) in different policy fields, mainly focusing on the EU asylum policy. Utilizing historical institutionalism and securitization literature, the thesis seeks to examine the regulatory governance of the EU asylum policy which, like the other policy field examples, displays a security-oriented and crisis-driven institutional path dependency that leads to regulatory agencification processes. Moreover, the thesis aims to contribute to the literature by uncovering the mechanisms that reinforce the two-dimensional and two-paced character of the regulatory governance of the EU asylum policy. While the internal dimension of the EU asylum policy consists of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) and the European Union Agency for Asylum (EUAA), the external dimension involves the externalization of asylum policy to third countries and cooperation mechanisms on controlling the external EU borders with the support of the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (EBCG). In the face of different crises, the external dimension of the EU asylum policy has expanded rapidly both in a de facto and de jure manner. Conversely, suffering from the cumbersome EU negotiation processes and the lack of consensus between the member states, the regulatory governance of the internal dimension has experienced a slow- paced and partial regulatory expansion. The underlying reasons behind the difference of pace between the two dimensions lie in the security-oriented path dependency of the EU asylum policy as well as the process of securitization of immigration and asylum in the EU.


Kahraman, Sevilay (Ankara Avrupa Calismalari Dergisi, 2006)
The European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) which can be viewed as the most significant geopolitical project of the European Union (EU) after 2004 enlargement, also constitutes one of the key issues of the external agenda of the Union. The ENP is a new policy initiated in 2003 and implemented in 2005 and it offers a new partnership between the enlarged EU and wider Europe, the latter including both the EU's old Southern neighbours and the new Eastern ones as well as the Southern Caucasus countries. Central to t...
Lagendijk, Arnoud; Kayasü, Serap; Yasar, Suna (2009-10-01)
Turkey's step-by-step embedding in the institutional and policy environment of the EU is currently compelling the country to establish a fitting structure of regional governance. A key element in this structure is the creation of regions at the NUTS-II level which will be equipped with Regional Development Agencies (RDAs). Yet the present political and economic situation in Turkey throws some doubt on the scope and future for RDA development. To what extent will the central state be able and willing to devo...
The evolution of the security policies of Sweden and Finland within the European Union: a comparative analysis
Özsolak, Ahu; Bağcı, Hüseyin; Department of International Relations (2006)
This thesis aims to analyze the evolution of the security policies of Finland and Sweden within the European Union (EU) with a comparative perspective. The main argument of this thesis is that increasing European integration in the field of security and defense may lead to adaptations and modifications in the security policy formulations of two militarily non-allied EU member states, Finland and Sweden. However, the nature and extent of these adaptations will depend on each state’s own security policy persp...
The Externalization of the European Union’s asylum policy: refugee burden sharing between the European Union and Turkey during the Syrian refugee protection crisis
Yılmaz, Filiz; Kale Lack, Başak; Department of Eurasian Studies (2017)
This thesis analyzes a specific policy approach adopted by the European Union (EU) on externalization of asylum and refugee matters. The external dimension of the EU’s asylum and refugee policy includes implementing policies on border management, visa policy and cooperation with third countries to avoid mass movements of asylum seekers. This thesis further focuses on the tools of the EU externalization policies such as the “safe third country” and the “first country of asylum” principles and the EU “readmis...
The impact of Europeanization on domestic policy structures :asylum and refugee policies in Turkey's accession process to the European Union
Kale, Başak; Eralp, Yakup Atila; Department of International Relations (2005)
This thesis analyzes the impact of Europeanization on domestic policy structures in states which are not European Union (EU) members within the framework of asylum and refugee policies. It focuses on the influence of Europeanization during Turkey̕s pre-accession process to the EU after 1999. This thesis has three main goals. The first one is to provide a comprehensive analysis of the dynamics behind Europeanization of asylum and refugee policies. The second goal is to highlight the institutional, administra...
Citation Formats
E. Canlar, “THE EU ASYLUM POLICY IN TIMES OF CRISIS: REGULATORY GOVERNANCE THROUGH AGENCIES,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.