The securitization of European Union immigration policy. (c2011)

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dc.contributor.author Enlund, Veera Eleonoora
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-15T06:46:24Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-15T06:46:24Z
dc.date.copyright 2011 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-02-15
dc.date.submitted 2011-10-04
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/1075
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 77-88). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines the phenomenon of securitization in European Union immigration and asylum policy. It seeks to analyze the nature and origins of the externalization of threat in the context of safeguarding Europe’s internal security. It explores the extent to which the rhetoric of securitization has been utilized in the development of migration policies since the attacks of 9/11. Through policy and discourse analysis, it explores the institutionalization of securitization within the main bodies of the European Union. The thesis shows that national security provisions in immigration legislation has enabled the near militarization of the external borders of the Union and compromised human rights obligations towards non-EU citizens. The research presented reveals however that securitization did not considerably accelerate after the infamous terrorist attacks on European soil. This leads to the conclusion that the trend of securitization is not entirely new but has roots in the wider objectives of the European Union. Nevertheless, the thesis concludes that securitization is apparent in both EU discourse and policy to questionable levels under the pretext of preserving internal security of the Union. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject European Union countries -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy en_US
dc.subject Asylum, Right of -- European Union countries en_US
dc.subject National security -- European Union countries en_US
dc.subject Terrorism -- European Union countries -- Prevention en_US
dc.title The securitization of European Union immigration policy. (c2011) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.title.subtitle A warranted response to international terrorism? en_US
dc.term.submitted Fall en_US
dc.author.degree MA in International Affairs en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200903554 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Sami Baroudi
dc.author.commembers Dr. Bassel Salloukh
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 88 leaves; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division International Affairs en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Jennifer Skulte-Ouaiss
dc.keywords Securitization en_US
dc.keywords European Union en_US
dc.keywords Immigration and Asylum Policy en_US
dc.keywords Terrorism en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2011.51 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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