Contact person:
Johan Ekstedt
  • Malmö University – Faculty of Culture and Society
Responsible at MaU:
Johan Ekstedt
Time frame:
03 September 2018 - 02 September 2023

Project description

The core aim of this thesis is to investigate what role norms and values play inside organizations working with asylum seekers at the EU's external borders. With a theoretical starting point in New Institutionalism, I investigate these questions through semi-structured interviews and face-to-face surveys with personnel at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

The research question relates to which norms and values permeate the Common European Asylum System (CEAS), how these norms and values are diffused in the field, and how they are ultimately interpreted, developed and internalized by frontline bureaucrats.