Pierre Van Wolleghem

Pierre Van Wolleghem
University of Bergen | UiB · Department of Comparative Politics

PhD

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Introduction
Hello there, I'm Pierre, I currently work as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bergen, Norway. I have a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Milan, Italy, and am honorary fellow at the Centre for European Governance, University of Exeter, the UK. I collaborate with various universities and research centres. My research focuses regard Europeanization, migration policies, social policies at large and policy evaluation. Here is my website https://euromigresearch.wordpress.com/
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October 2018 - October 2020
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Publications (34)
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Studies have sought to explain variation in protection recognition rates between EU member states with, however, limited explanatory power. Surprisingly, few have contemplated the role of the administration, despite it being at the centre of the process through which asylum claims are examined. We posit that recognition rates are significantly affe...
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In order to alleviate enduring poverty rates, most European Union (EU) member states have developed policies against poverty since the 1980s. The effect of these policies is, however, undermined by low take-up rates amongst potential beneficiaries. Whilst studies on non-take-up have highlighted a series of explanations as to the reasons why potenti...
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Whilst migration has become a structural feature of most European countries, the integration of foreigners in the labour market continues to raise concerns. Evidence across countries shows that migrants are more often over-educated than natives. Over the last few years, scholarship has intended to capture the effect of informal networks on migrants...
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Nuove prospettive per le politiche migratorie europee: opinione pubblica e budget dell’Unione
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Empirical evidence of the relationship between administrative capacity and the use of EU funds is plentiful. According to this strand in literature, the complexity of spending rules is key in explaining the implementation gap. What would happen should administrative requirements be relaxed? This paper looks into the implementation of the European F...
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Immigration has unquestionably gained importance in Italian public opinion over the past few years; but what has been its effect on politics? Building on a recent trend in literature, this paper appraises the effect of immigration on the success of far-right parties. We analyze the results of the elections from 2001, when immigration was still marg...
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A year after the inception of the Reddito di inclusione (Rei), the first systematic income support policy in Italy, this article explores how that policy has addressed the issue of poverty. We first show what poverty in Italy looks like and describe the funding of social services by Italian municipalities before the introduction of the Rei. We then...
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This article intends to investigate the trajectory the EU’s policy on the integration of migrants has followed in around 20 years of existence. Drawing upon neofunctionalist theory, it aims to assess whether the EU’s role in the matter is expanding or stalling. Empirically, this article considers the succession of financial schemes explicitly tackl...
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Whilst migration has become a structural feature of most European countries, the integration of foreigners in the labour market continues to raise concerns. Evidence across countries shows that migrants are more often over-educated than natives. Over the last years, scholarship has intended to capture the effect of informal networks on migrants' ov...
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This chapter shifts the focus to the implementation phase. It bridges the literature on soft law, compliance and policy instruments to examine the determinants of member states’ responses EU soft provisions. Using multilevel regression analysis, it shows that, when member states have no legal obligation to implement, the main driver of compliance w...
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Taking stock of the evidence gathered and processed throughout the book’s five empirical chapters, the conclusion answers the research question in the negative: if there may be a stammering process of Europeanization under way, talking of Europeanized integration policies as of yet is hardly sustainable. The conclusion also points out the contribut...
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This chapter describes how the most sovereign competence of all; immigration, became an EU competence with the completion of the single market and the creation of the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. It draws from the historical development of the EU policy on immigration and integration to underline the importance of actors and their interac...
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Whilst the end of Chapter 3 starts the analysis of the European Integration Fund’s policy cycle with a focus on policy formulation, this chapter goes through the successive steps that led to the adoption of the fund. Using process tracing, it shows that the absence of a sound competence at EU level and the permanence of unanimity voting in the Coun...
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This chapter looks at another aspect of implementation: the actual use of the fund. Three years after the closure of the implementation period, only 80% of the money available has been used by EU member states. This chapter draws from the literature on structural funds and compliance in order to delve into the determinants of this implementation ga...
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Wedged between security concerns and a social inclusion paradigm, integration of migrants appeared on national political agendas in the 1980s. Chapter 3 shows how the issue emerged on the EU’s agenda in the 2000s. Through the application process tracing, it shows that the emergence of an EU integration policy results from the combination of three c...
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"Not only does this monograph provide an analytic account of the EU’s policy on the integration of migrants, it also tells us what the consequences of this policy are for Europeanization, multi-level policymaking and EU governance. A great one-stop-shop book for sociologists, political scientists, migration policy experts and those who want to unde...
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Over the course of 2018, immigration became one of the main issues facing the European Union and its constituent countries, a development reflected in the significant media coverage of the issue, as well as by its increasingly central role as a topic of political debate and among public opinion. migratory flows and the various phenomena associated...
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Migration in Italy and in the EU are undergoing radical changes. In its Twenty-third Italian Report on Migrations 2017, the ISMU Foundation estimates that, as of 1st January 2017, the foreign population in Italy has reached 5.958.000 people and looks at the new migration trends in Italy and Europe. The Report highlights how in 2017 the so-called “m...
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The Dublin regime is about to change for the fourth time. Whilst all three previous versions proved incapable of organising burden-sharing, Dublin IV introduces what looks like a true game-changer: a mandatory relocation mechanism to correct the unbalanced distribution of asylum seekers in the European Union. This paper aims at shedding some light...
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A significant amount of scholarly attention has focused on explaining variation in implementation of EU outputs. Most studies have concentrated either on the factors determining compliance with Directives or on the processes leading Member States to applying soft law provisions. Little attention has however been paid to the determinants of the impl...
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This report summarizes the main outcomes of a multidisciplinary study carried out from September 2013 to March 2015 by a group of forty researchers from different disciplines (7) and countries (10). The project Knowledge for Integration Governance (KING) was co-funded by the European Commission DG Home Affairs and its activities have been steered b...
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The argument this Chapter develops is twofold. If they wish to comply with the requirements imposed by the ideal of democracy, modern liberal polities have to reconsider the popular basis upon which they are based. International mobility and a growing number of immigrants settling on their land call for a widening of the population entitled to take...

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Hi there,
I am looking for a comprehensive indicator for the size of organised civil society across EU member states.
I have already looked into indicators provided by CIVICUS, CIVICUS EEI, Center for Civil Society Studies (John Hopkins Uni), Global Civil Society Indicator, but they tend to rank countries in different orders (even when comparing the same item), and to cover too small a number of countries to allow for comparison.
I have looked into the data provided by the System of National Accounts, especially for Non Profit Institutions Serving Households (NPISH) and I wonder whether it could be regarded as good enough a proxy for the size of organised civil society across countries. I know it is not perfect, especially L. Salomon pointed out its limits, but as of now, there does not seems to be any sound and agreed indicator for CSOs.
Any advice?
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Hi everyone!
In a few words, ma question is: Can I increase the number of cases of a small sample by considering these cases at several points in time ?
In more detail: I have a sample of 26 cases (which is actually the universe), concerned by a given policy. This policy covers a period of 7 years. Is my sample big enough if I take those 26 cases in seven different points in time?
Recently I have read this article that holds that small samples may not be too big an issue if one conducts Maximum Likelihood Regression instead of Least Squares. More specifically, the author posits that Type I errors are not a problem, Type II error may be more porblematic. If I combine the maximum likelihood method with cross section data in a time series, would my 26 cases still be a problem?
thank you so much for your attention,
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Consider the Stata command: reg var1 var2 var3, b.
Such command offers the possibility to have the predictors' coefficients standardised. They are thus expressed in terms of standard deviations, which seems to be fairly hard to comment or interpret. I would like to have different opinions and arguments in this respects since I heard many diverging opinions, most of them concluding to their uselessness.

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THE RIGHT TO INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION: A PENDULUM BETWEEN GLOBALIZATION AND NATIVIZATION? The vision of PROTECT is to discover ways of further advancing the international protection system within today’s turbulent political context. As a corollary to fluctuations in political cleavage systems of host countries, states’ policy approaches to international protection are drifting away from the humanitarian norms, objectives and methods provided by the current international law. The international refugee regime risks entering an era of decay because of declining citizen support, increasing party populism, growing government opportunism, and the subsequent scapegoating of international organizations. The United Nations’ Global Compact on Migration and the Global Compact on Refugees, which aim to introduce global governance and burden-sharing systems in the areas of migration and international protection, will have to be implemented in a context of international power relations between advocates of different visions of world order and notions international protection associated with them. In order to assess the challenges and opportunities that the Global Compacts pose, PROTECT will organize its research and dissemination efforts around three dimensions of international protection: (a) rights, (b) governance, and (c) public recognition. PROTECT aims to: (1) develop perspectives to international protection that address the challenges posed by the current politically turbulent context (2) assess the impacts of the Global Compacts on the right to international protection, discovering ways of reconstructing their relationships with the pre-existing legal frames that advance international protection (3) assess the impacts of the Global Compacts on the governance of international protection, discovering the most effective modes of global governance (4) assess the impact of the Global Compacts on the public recognition of the right to international protection, identifying the networks and discourses that hinder or facilitate support to international protection.
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It is a book to be published with Palgrave in 2018. Considering the EU policy for the integration of migrants, it aims at answering the question: Can there be Europeanization without an explicit competence on integration? I start by explaining the genesis of a policy at the EU level, the way it emerged and the consequences it bears on policy-making. I then focus the analysis on the policy cycle of its most significant instrument, the European Integration Fund.