Category: Pontus Odmalm

Rationalising the Irrational? How to Make Sense of Member States’ Responses to the Asylum Crisis

Mainstream political parties in Europe have largely found it difficult to develop coherent policies to address the asylum crisis, writes Pontus Odmalm. He suggests that, unless party elites can connect their ideologies with policy solutions and navigate arguments on policy competence, the response to the crisis may continue to be haphazard and ineffective. Valletta Summit …