Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece’s bailout negotiations

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title = "Leveraging the European refugee crisis: forced displacement and bargaining in Greece{\textquoteright}s bailout negotiations",
abstract = "How does forced migration feature in EU member states{\textquoteright} foreign policy and how does it affect their bargaining strategies? While the literature highlights EU-level policies aiming to manage forced migration flows, we examine how Greece sought to leverage its response to the 2015–16 European migrant crisis. We propose a theoretical framework that explains why the SYRIZA–ANEL government sought to leverage Greece{\textquoteright}s position as a refugee-host state via an issue-linkage strategy tying the management of forced migration to economic aid over the Third Economic Adjustment Programme. Initially employing a {\textquoteleft}blackmailing{\textquoteright} strategy focused on threats, Greece shifted to a {\textquoteleft}backscratching{\textquoteright} strategy of co-operation after March 2016, once its geopolitical importance and numbers of asylum seekers within its territory were reduced. We provide the first detailed analysis of Greece{\textquoteright}s foreign policy response to the European migrant crisis, demonstrating the importance of forced displacement in the international politics of EU member states.",
keywords = "European migration crisis, Greek refugee policy, Original Article, Original Articles, forced migration, issue linkage, migration",
author = "Gerasimos Tsourapas and Sotirios Zartaloudis",
year = "2021",
month = jun,
day = "8",
doi = "10.1111/jcms.13211",
language = "English",
volume = "2021",
pages = "1--19",
journal = "Journal of Common Market Studies",
issn = "0021-9886",
publisher = "Wiley",

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KW - Greek refugee policy

KW - Original Article

KW - Original Articles

KW - forced migration

KW - issue linkage

KW - migration

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DO - 10.1111/jcms.13211

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JO - Journal of Common Market Studies

JF - Journal of Common Market Studies

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