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EU:s (o)säkra identitet

Athanasiadi, Melina LU (2012) STVK01 20112
Department of Political Science
Abstract
While reading European newspapers one easily gets the impression of a growing feeling of insecurity in the society. The aim of my thesis is to examine whether the European migration policy has been securitized or not and subsequently if there is a wish from the European Council to securitize an European identity.
The method for answering my question is the Copenhagen school
securitization theory, combined with discourse analysis of relevant EU policy documents, the Tampere programme, the Hague programme and the Stockholm programme. Each programme is divided into three discourses; asylum- and migration, illegal migration and societal identity.
My conclusions are that a desecuritization can be seen in the discourse
concerning the asylum-... (More)
While reading European newspapers one easily gets the impression of a growing feeling of insecurity in the society. The aim of my thesis is to examine whether the European migration policy has been securitized or not and subsequently if there is a wish from the European Council to securitize an European identity.
The method for answering my question is the Copenhagen school
securitization theory, combined with discourse analysis of relevant EU policy documents, the Tampere programme, the Hague programme and the Stockholm programme. Each programme is divided into three discourses; asylum- and migration, illegal migration and societal identity.
My conclusions are that a desecuritization can be seen in the discourse
concerning the asylum- and migration policy, where a welcoming tone now can be discerned. I found the discourse regarding the illegal migration highly securitized and the European Council urging for repatriation, mainly voluntarily but if necessary by other means. The discourse concerning a European identity shows that there is a will from the European Council to distinguish “us” from “them”, revealed in the integration policy by allocating “us” with privileges “they” do not posses. (Less)
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author
Athanasiadi, Melina LU
supervisor
organization
alternative title
Säkerhetiseringen av EU:s migrationspolitik som medel för utvecklandet av en europeisk identitet.
course
STVK01 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
EU, europeisk identitet, Säkerhetisering, illegala invandrare, asylsökande flyktingar, migranter.
language
Swedish
id
2275588
date added to LUP
2012-02-14 20:53:35
date last changed
2012-02-14 20:53:35
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  abstract     = {While reading European newspapers one easily gets the impression of a growing feeling of insecurity in the society. The aim of my thesis is to examine whether the European migration policy has been securitized or not and subsequently if there is a wish from the European Council to securitize an European identity.
The method for answering my question is the Copenhagen school
securitization theory, combined with discourse analysis of relevant EU policy documents, the Tampere programme, the Hague programme and the Stockholm programme. Each programme is divided into three discourses; asylum- and migration, illegal migration and societal identity.
My conclusions are that a desecuritization can be seen in the discourse
concerning the asylum- and migration policy, where a welcoming tone now can be discerned. I found the discourse regarding the illegal migration highly securitized and the European Council urging for repatriation, mainly voluntarily but if necessary by other means. The discourse concerning a European identity shows that there is a will from the European Council to distinguish “us” from “them”, revealed in the integration policy by allocating “us” with privileges “they” do not posses.},
  author       = {Athanasiadi, Melina},
  keyword      = {EU,europeisk identitet,Säkerhetisering,illegala invandrare,asylsökande flyktingar,migranter.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {EU:s (o)säkra identitet},
  year         = {2012},
}