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In this podcast, the host discusses hot topics involving states and migration in Europe with relevant guests in each episode. The mission of this channel is to explore the benefits of migration, the way free movement can occur, and the adverse effects of immigration restrictions.

Dr Emmanuel Comte holds a PhD from Sorbonne University and is a graduate of the École normale supérieure in Paris. He has held academic and research positions in Florence, Berkeley, Vienna, Barcelona, and Athens. His book, The History of the European Migration Regime (Routledge, 2018), radically transformed our understanding of why and how European states moved to more open policies for intra-European migration flows.

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In this podcast, the host discusses hot topics involving states and migration in Europe with relevant guests in each episode. The mission of this channel is to explore the benefits of migration, the way free movement can occur, and the adverse effects of immigration restrictions.

Dr Emmanuel Comte holds a PhD from Sorbonne University and is a graduate of the École normale supérieure in Paris. He has held academic and research positions in Florence, Berkeley, Vienna, Barcelona, and Athens. His book, The History of the European Migration Regime (Routledge, 2018), radically transformed our understanding of why and how European states moved to more open policies for intra-European migration flows.

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    4. Has Germany been hegemonic in migration affairs in Europe?

    4. Has Germany been hegemonic in migration affairs in Europe?

    In this episode, Alberto Cunha joins Emmanuel to discuss whether Germany has been hegemonic in migration affairs in Europe. Alberto and Emmanuel review the meaning of hegemony, its evolution from ancient Greece to nineteenth century Germany, the postwar US-led international order, and today's European Union. They discuss whether recent German setbacks in migration governance in Europe signal a decline in German hegemony. To reach a conclusion, they differentiate the deep principles of the regional system from more detailed regulations. They also compare the EU migration regime and the EU monetary regime and consider scenarios in which the two regimes could be under serious stress in the following years. Alberto Cunha is preparing a PhD dissertation in the Department of European and International Studies of King's College London.

    3. The UK, immigration, and the ECHR

    3. The UK, immigration, and the ECHR

    In this interview of Alain Zysset, Emmanuel discusses the recent clash between the British government and the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) about the transfer of immigrants to Rwanda. Alain and Emmanuel analyse the principles defended by the Court at stake, the historical origin of these principles, and the broader insights we can draw from this clash into the way immigration policies affect the British political system. Alain Zysset is a Senior Research Fellow at the PluriCourts Center of Excellence of the University of Oslo, on leave from the School of Law of the University of Glasgow. His forthcoming book is Saving and Strengthening 'Democratic Society': the European Court of Human Rights in Populist Times (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

    2. The state and elections in France

    2. The state and elections in France

    In this interview of Francis Ghilès, Emmanuel discusses the results of the recent electoral cycle in France. Emmanuel and Francis analyse the rise of personal movements in French politics, at the expense of traditional political parties, and connect this development with a broader trend of concentration of power in France.

    1. Turkey and migration in Europe

    1. Turkey and migration in Europe

    In this interview with Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Emmanuel discusses about immigration in Turkey and the relations between the EU and Turkey regarding migration. Senem is a professor of international relations at Sabancı University.