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Instrumentalising identity : how the EU is using the narrative of European identity in its discourse to securitise migration in order to combat terrorism

Mickel, Donella (2017) Instrumentalising identity : how the EU is using the narrative of European identity in its discourse to securitise migration in order to combat terrorism.

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Abstract:In this Bachelor thesis, a critical discourse analysis is conducted to answer the research question ​“Did the increase of terror attacks along with the refugee crisis in the EU since 2015 lead to a discursive interlinking of counter-terrorism and migration policy and can these developments in the discourse be regarded as a securitisation process? ​ ” The research is carried out by analysing various policy documents of EU Institutions authored in recent years, in the areas of counter-terrorism and migration and asylum policy. The aim is to detect if the EU is discursively constructing an existential terrorist threat that is legitimising security practices which are possibly restricting immigration and conflict with the shared values that constitute the European identity, including freedom, the respect of fundamental rights and the principle of openness.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Clients:
Unknown organization, Deutschland
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/73264
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