Negotiating one position: Switzerland at the Global Forum on Migration and Development

Babel, Anna; Thieme, Susan; Grabska, Katarzyna (2015). Negotiating one position: Switzerland at the Global Forum on Migration and Development. Development in practice, 25(6), pp. 856-866. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/09614524.2015.1058341

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The paper explores intra-governmental processes in migration policy-making, using the example of Switzerland and examining its preparations for chairing the Global Forum on Migration and Development 2011. Switzerland's “one joint position”, presented at the forum, required intensive negotiations and cooperation between different Swiss federal offices. The paper highlights how and why Switzerland achieved this joint position. It analyses the intra-governmental tensions between national securitisation and global migration and development debates and how they were overcome. This experience of a “whole-of-government approach” offers an insight into politics underlying migration and development debates within donor countries, and its implications for global migration debates.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography > Unit Geography of Sustainable Development
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Integrative Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Thieme, Susan

ISSN:

0961-4524

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Florian Dolder

Date Deposited:

14 Sep 2018 10:59

Last Modified:

14 Sep 2018 10:59

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/09614524.2015.1058341

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119293

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119293

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