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Till Europas försvar? : En analys av flyktingdiskursen i Visegrád-länderna

Brishammar, Per LU (2017) EUHA20 20171
European Studies
Abstract
The current refugee crisis in Europe has led to an increased presence of the subject in the European debate. In many countries, refugees are met with suspicion and hatred as a result of widespread islamophobia, and this particular movement is clearly visible in Central Europe. The Visegrád group, an alliance between Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary originally formed to accelerate the countries’ reintegration in the European community has become a way for the central European countries to argue against EU refugee quotas.
This paper sets out to further analyse the current discourse on refugees of four political leaders from each member state of the Visegrád group by investigating the use of Van Leeuwen’s four legitimisation... (More)
The current refugee crisis in Europe has led to an increased presence of the subject in the European debate. In many countries, refugees are met with suspicion and hatred as a result of widespread islamophobia, and this particular movement is clearly visible in Central Europe. The Visegrád group, an alliance between Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary originally formed to accelerate the countries’ reintegration in the European community has become a way for the central European countries to argue against EU refugee quotas.
This paper sets out to further analyse the current discourse on refugees of four political leaders from each member state of the Visegrád group by investigating the use of Van Leeuwen’s four legitimisation strategies. By using a complementary idea analysis, the importance of factors such as identity, history and islamophobia will be revealed.
The result shows that the issue of migration does not only revolve around refugees, but also brings into account questions of sovereignty and other values that are important to the Central European nations due to their troubled pasts. Moreover, islamophobia, the idea of “Fortress Europe” and the myth of the “bulwark of Christianity” play important parts in the Central European discourse on migration. (Less)
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author
Brishammar, Per LU
supervisor
organization
course
EUHA20 20171
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Legitimisation, Discourse, Visegrád group, Refugees, Islamophobia, European Studies
language
Swedish
id
8910170
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2017-06-21 13:07:30
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2017-06-21 13:07:30
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  abstract     = {The current refugee crisis in Europe has led to an increased presence of the subject in the European debate. In many countries, refugees are met with suspicion and hatred as a result of widespread islamophobia, and this particular movement is clearly visible in Central Europe. The Visegrád group, an alliance between Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary originally formed to accelerate the countries’ reintegration in the European community has become a way for the central European countries to argue against EU refugee quotas.
This paper sets out to further analyse the current discourse on refugees of four political leaders from each member state of the Visegrád group by investigating the use of Van Leeuwen’s four legitimisation strategies. By using a complementary idea analysis, the importance of factors such as identity, history and islamophobia will be revealed.
The result shows that the issue of migration does not only revolve around refugees, but also brings into account questions of sovereignty and other values that are important to the Central European nations due to their troubled pasts. Moreover, islamophobia, the idea of “Fortress Europe” and the myth of the “bulwark of Christianity” play important parts in the Central European discourse on migration.},
  author       = {Brishammar, Per},
  keyword      = {Legitimisation,Discourse,Visegrád group,Refugees,Islamophobia,European Studies},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Till Europas försvar? : En analys av flyktingdiskursen i Visegrád-länderna},
  year         = {2017},
}