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Security versus Human Rights - Analysis of the Common European Asylum System

Lupan, Viktoriia LU (2010) STVM17 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the ways the Common European Asylum System is portrayed from security and human rights perspectives. In order to do this the author conducts a case study of two main legislative acts in the area of asylum in the EU – the Dublin II Regulation and the Eurodac Regulation and proceeds with a discourse analysis of texts taken from different sources – European Commission and Member States, NGOs and UNHCR and media. The framework for the analysis is the Copenhagen School of Security Studies with its concepts of securitization and de-securitization. The main finding is that the human rights perspective is a dominant view on the CEAS enforced by NGOs, UNHCR and media. The security view is partly present in... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate the ways the Common European Asylum System is portrayed from security and human rights perspectives. In order to do this the author conducts a case study of two main legislative acts in the area of asylum in the EU – the Dublin II Regulation and the Eurodac Regulation and proceeds with a discourse analysis of texts taken from different sources – European Commission and Member States, NGOs and UNHCR and media. The framework for the analysis is the Copenhagen School of Security Studies with its concepts of securitization and de-securitization. The main finding is that the human rights perspective is a dominant view on the CEAS enforced by NGOs, UNHCR and media. The security view is partly present in the European Commission and governmental portrayal of the issue. (Less)
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author
Lupan, Viktoriia LU
supervisor
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course
STVM17 20101
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
asylum, discourse analysis, Copenhagen School, Common European Asylum System, securitization
language
English
id
1608085
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 13:16:34
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to investigate the ways the Common European Asylum System is portrayed from security and human rights perspectives. In order to do this the author conducts a case study of two main legislative acts in the area of asylum in the EU – the Dublin II Regulation and the Eurodac Regulation and proceeds with a discourse analysis of texts taken from different sources – European Commission and Member States, NGOs and UNHCR and media. The framework for the analysis is the Copenhagen School of Security Studies with its concepts of securitization and de-securitization. The main finding is that the human rights perspective is a dominant view on the CEAS enforced by NGOs, UNHCR and media. The security view is partly present in the European Commission and governmental portrayal of the issue.},
  author       = {Lupan, Viktoriia},
  keyword      = {asylum,discourse analysis,Copenhagen School,Common European Asylum System,securitization},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Security versus Human Rights - Analysis of the Common European Asylum System},
  year         = {2010},
}