Is Governing Migration a Utopia?
Climate change-related displacements is attracting increasing attention. They are gradually making their way onto the agenda of the bodies in charge of this global challenge. In addition, the response to the pandemic has resulted in an explosion of measures restricting travel, both internally and internationally.
The question of the governance of human mobility has thus been revisited. And the answer is far from obvious. To formulate it, we first need to define its purpose. A detour through the European experience, unique at this stage, will illustrate the difficulty before outlining a reflection which will above all show the limits of the exercise in the current context.
This text originally appeared in French in the collective work “La gouvernance à l’épreuve des turbulences contemporaines”, edited by Louis le Hardÿ de Beaulieu, Elena Aoun, Fabienne Leloup, Nathalie Schiffino and Stéphane Moyson, Presses universitaires de Louvain, 2023, p. 51.
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