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Migration in the European Union : a cosmopolitan future?

Konrad, M. A. (2018) Migration in the European Union : a cosmopolitan future?

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Abstract:This research answer the following research question: How does the European Commission include cosmopolitanism in their visions of Europe on migration from 2015 onward? to capture a response of the European Union on the migration crisis. A discourse analysis of official documents and policy papers of the European Commission will be conducted. Three themes within the cosmopolitan imaginations are selected to analyze the impact of cosmopolitanism on migration: Solidarity and Responsibility, Recognition of human rights and additional features of cosmopolitanism. This will ensure to capture how this crisis was handled as well as what future implications on migration are derived from this crisis. All three themes can be found in the documents of the European Commission, however there are often limited to legal migration and exclude irregular migration. For the European Union to host the term of a cosmopolitan society, much more implementation of the ideals are needed. This research contributes to research concerning cosmopolitanism and its practical application and will help to understand the discourse on the recent migration crisis, as well as to future migration in the EU.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:70 social sciences in general, 88 social and public administration, 89 political science
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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