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The debate on climate change-induced migration in the EU: is resilience showing through? : A critical discourse analysis of resilience manifesting itself in the debate of EU institutions on climate change-induced migration

Döpker, R. (2017) The debate on climate change-induced migration in the EU: is resilience showing through? : A critical discourse analysis of resilience manifesting itself in the debate of EU institutions on climate change-induced migration.

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Abstract:As singled out as a crucial topic in a body of literature by critical scholars, this thesis aims to analyze if and in what way a resilience discourse manifests itself in the debate of climate change-induced migration in the EU. Therefore, policy papers such as communication- documents and position papers are being analyzed in the context of a Critical Discourse Analysis. The study’s results show that in earlier documents, an adaptive capacity of resilience is manifesting in the documents concerning climate change-induced migration, while in more recent documents, a transformative capacity appears. Contrary to initial assumptions, discursive events could not be captured. The analysis’ results lead to the conclusion that resilience is a relevant discourse in the field of climate change-induced migration in recent years, furthermore the findings can enrich further discussions on the role of the EU as a relevant emitter and its role in relation to climate change-induced migration.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:89 political science
Programme:European Public Administration BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72992
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