Germany has undergone a laborious process to adjust its legislative and policy framework to its increasingly undeniable status as a country of immigration. This process was put under significant pressure by the migration crisis of 2015, when the country received 36 per cent of the 1.3 million asylum claims submitted throughout the European Union (EU). In fact, it is still open whether and to what extent the dramatic surge of humanitarian inflows has resulted in an actual change of Germany’s traditional approach towards immigrants and foreign residents. While the German migration system contains comparatively liberal policies, it still rests on a notion of community linked ‘by blood’, and is resistant to more open notions of citizenship and post-national belonging. This chapter sets out to outline the conceptual and legislative framework of Germany’s migration system and ascertain the scope and significance of the numerous changes in its migration and asylum law. The chapter does not aim to provide an exhaustive or legally authoritative account of such a complex and fluid subject, but rather to draw some normative implications from these frameworks and, in doing so, lay the groundwork for the further stages of the GLOBUS research.

Zotti, A., Germany - Definitions and legislative frameworks of Germany’s migration policy, in Zotti Antoni, Z. A. (ed.), The European Migration System and Global Justice. Definitions and Legislative Frameworks in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Norway and the United Kingdom, ARENA Centre for European Studies, Oslo 2019: <<ARENA REPORT>>, 2019 47- 86 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/153353]

Germany - Definitions and legislative frameworks of Germany’s migration policy

Zotti, Antonio
Primo
2019

Abstract

Germany has undergone a laborious process to adjust its legislative and policy framework to its increasingly undeniable status as a country of immigration. This process was put under significant pressure by the migration crisis of 2015, when the country received 36 per cent of the 1.3 million asylum claims submitted throughout the European Union (EU). In fact, it is still open whether and to what extent the dramatic surge of humanitarian inflows has resulted in an actual change of Germany’s traditional approach towards immigrants and foreign residents. While the German migration system contains comparatively liberal policies, it still rests on a notion of community linked ‘by blood’, and is resistant to more open notions of citizenship and post-national belonging. This chapter sets out to outline the conceptual and legislative framework of Germany’s migration system and ascertain the scope and significance of the numerous changes in its migration and asylum law. The chapter does not aim to provide an exhaustive or legally authoritative account of such a complex and fluid subject, but rather to draw some normative implications from these frameworks and, in doing so, lay the groundwork for the further stages of the GLOBUS research.
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The European Migration System and Global Justice. Definitions and Legislative Frameworks in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Norway and the United Kingdom
978-82-8362-036-8
ARENA Centre for European Studies
2019
Zotti, A., Germany - Definitions and legislative frameworks of Germany’s migration policy, in Zotti Antoni, Z. A. (ed.), The European Migration System and Global Justice. Definitions and Legislative Frameworks in France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Norway and the United Kingdom, ARENA Centre for European Studies, Oslo 2019: <<ARENA REPORT>>, 2019 47- 86 [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/153353]
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