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Bekämpa illegal invandring! En kritisk diskursanalys om säkerhet och migration i EU

Svensson, Sara LU (2010) STVK01 20101
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Since the 1990s, illegal immigration has become something highly politicised and closely linked to security concerns in EU. The aim of Critical Security Studies is to see through this securitization by claiming that there is a relation between knowledge and power, and externalize the different ways in which actors exercise their power. With Critical Discourse Analysis, this essay scrutinize the most recent documents from the EU to deconstruct the most common security arguments. This is done through textanalysis as well as through comparing with earlier research on the subject. The conclusions are that the EU still uses several securitizations arguments, for example a criminalizing technique and an internal security argument, that can be... (More)
Since the 1990s, illegal immigration has become something highly politicised and closely linked to security concerns in EU. The aim of Critical Security Studies is to see through this securitization by claiming that there is a relation between knowledge and power, and externalize the different ways in which actors exercise their power. With Critical Discourse Analysis, this essay scrutinize the most recent documents from the EU to deconstruct the most common security arguments. This is done through textanalysis as well as through comparing with earlier research on the subject. The conclusions are that the EU still uses several securitizations arguments, for example a criminalizing technique and an internal security argument, that can be de-securitized with a radical change of perspective. (Less)
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author
Svensson, Sara LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK01 20101
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Critical Discourse Analysis, Illegal invandring, Critical Security Studies, Köpenhamnsskolan, EU
language
Swedish
id
1608240
date added to LUP
2010-06-29 13:25:07
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2010-06-29 13:25:07
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  abstract     = {Since the 1990s, illegal immigration has become something highly politicised and closely linked to security concerns in EU. The aim of Critical Security Studies is to see through this securitization by claiming that there is a relation between knowledge and power, and externalize the different ways in which actors exercise their power. With Critical Discourse Analysis, this essay scrutinize the most recent  documents from the EU to deconstruct the most common security arguments. This is done through textanalysis as well as through comparing with earlier research on the subject. The conclusions are that the EU still uses several securitizations arguments, for example a criminalizing technique and an internal security argument, that can be de-securitized with a radical change of perspective.},
  author       = {Svensson, Sara},
  keyword      = {Critical Discourse Analysis,Illegal invandring,Critical Security Studies,Köpenhamnsskolan,EU},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Bekämpa illegal invandring! En kritisk diskursanalys om säkerhet och migration i EU},
  year         = {2010},
}