Esther Ademmer is an interim professor of Comparative Politics at Kiel University and a research associate at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. She holds a doctorate in Political Science from FU Berlin and a Master of International Relations from FU/HU Berlin and University of Potsdam.
Her research focuses on issues of European integration and governance, comparative political economy, and institutional change in transition countries.
- Migration and EU external relations
- EU integration and governance
LanguagesGerman, English, French
Increasing development aid to fight the “root causes of migration” will not reassure immigration critics. New research shows that the public’s belief in development aid as a policy instrument is strongly driven by existing attitudes on immigration.
Survey data from 13 EU member states show that Europeans assess the impact of immigration on their country in a more positive light than they did in 2002. However, the polarization of the population towards immigration has increased.
The challenges in asylum and migration policy require a comprehensive approach with broad support by all EU member states. In our assessment report we propose a strategy based on the concept of ‘flexible solidarity’.
How can the responsibility for refugees be distributed more fairly – globally and within the EU? And how can we curb irregular migration while expanding legal immigration to the benefit of all concerned? These and other questions are addressed in the first MEDAM assessment report.