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Gränsen i EU:s migrationspolitik: En studie av EU:s migrationspolitik och gränserna som migrationen korsar

Hasselqvist, Erika LU (2009) STVM01 20091
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis examines the European Union’s policy on migration into the union by third country nationals and how this policy affects the borders of the union. The theoretical foundation is in securitization and the notion that security threats are formed by the choice to treat a question as a security concern. This thesis constructs an analysis in two parts where the first part is a discourse analysis applied on to EU policy documents concerning migration. The second part is an analysis of what implications this policy has on the borders of the union and is carried out using two different border models that help broaden the image of what the union’s borders are and can be. The thesis concludes that migration is not only seen as a problem or... (More)
This thesis examines the European Union’s policy on migration into the union by third country nationals and how this policy affects the borders of the union. The theoretical foundation is in securitization and the notion that security threats are formed by the choice to treat a question as a security concern. This thesis constructs an analysis in two parts where the first part is a discourse analysis applied on to EU policy documents concerning migration. The second part is an analysis of what implications this policy has on the borders of the union and is carried out using two different border models that help broaden the image of what the union’s borders are and can be. The thesis concludes that migration is not only seen as a problem or a challenge to the union but also as an opportunity, primarily concerning legal migration. Despite this, control is central to the migration policy and is exercised on the territorial borders but also across organizational and conceptual borders. Regarding migration the territorial borders are more than lines on the ground and can be in the shape of both networks and buffer zones but control is still an essential feature. (Less)
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author
Hasselqvist, Erika LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVM01 20091
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Borders, Migration, European Union, Securitization, Discourse analysis.
language
Swedish
id
1459220
date added to LUP
2009-09-21 08:24:55
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2009-09-21 08:24:55
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  abstract     = {This thesis examines the European Union’s policy on migration into the union by third country nationals and how this policy affects the borders of the union. The theoretical foundation is in securitization and the notion that security threats are formed by the choice to treat a question as a security concern. This thesis constructs an analysis in two parts where the first part is a discourse analysis applied on to EU policy documents concerning migration. The second part is an analysis of what implications this policy has on the borders of the union and is carried out using two different border models that help broaden the image of what the union’s borders are and can be. The thesis concludes that migration is not only seen as a problem or a challenge to the union but also as an opportunity, primarily concerning legal migration. Despite this, control is central to the migration policy and is exercised on the territorial borders but also across organizational and conceptual borders. Regarding migration the territorial borders are more than lines on the ground and can be in the shape of both networks and buffer zones but control is still an essential feature.},
  author       = {Hasselqvist, Erika},
  keyword      = {Borders,Migration,European Union,Securitization,Discourse analysis.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Gränsen i EU:s migrationspolitik: En studie av EU:s migrationspolitik och gränserna som migrationen korsar},
  year         = {2009},
}