Securitization of Migration Towards Europe During the Syrian Crisis: An Examination of the European Union Institutions' Discourses


Ilgıt A. , Cetiner O.

ANKARA AVRUPA CALISMALARI DERGISI-ANKARA REVIEW OF EUROPEAN STUDIES, cilt.18, ss.493-533, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 18
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: ANKARA AVRUPA CALISMALARI DERGISI-ANKARA REVIEW OF EUROPEAN STUDIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.493-533

Özet

This study examines how the European Union (EU) institutions as the main political actors within the EU construct migrants since the beginning of the Syrian conflict. Drawing on the Copenhagen School's `securitization' concept and Huysmans' 'security themes', this study focuses on the content and role of discourses of the European Commission, Europan Council and European Parliament between 2011-2018. It argues that these EU institutions securitized migration and that despite the emergence of common themes in these three institutions' securitization discourse, each institution also has a different securitization focus.