Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and Political Discourses of Migration

The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.

Author: Amanda Haynes

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ISBN: 178348327X

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Page: 288

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A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.
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Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and Political Discourses of Migration

Public and political discourses on the matter of outward and inward migration are of crucial importance, as they are responsible for framing the issue, and for how, when and where it arrives on the public/political spectrum (Schain 2008 ...

Author: Amanda Haynes

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781783483297

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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A critical interrogation of the public and political discourses which shape the management and lived experience of migration. The collection brings together essays from established and rising academics in the field of migration studies to address the relationship between discourse and migration in Europe, the Americas and the Middle East.
Categories: Social Science

Representations of War Migration and Refugeehood

Representations of War  Migration  and Refugeehood

This volume initiates an interdisciplinary debate which re-evaluates the relationship between war, migration, and refugeehood and their representations.

Author: Daniel H. Rellstab

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134656769

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 290

View: 168

War, migration, and refugeehood are inextricably linked and the complex nature of all three phenomena offers profound opportunities for representation and misrepresentation. This volume brings together international contributors and practitioners from a wide range of fields, practices, and backgrounds to explore and problematize textual and visual inscriptions of war and migration in the arts, the media, and in academic, public, and political discourses. The essays in this collection address the academic and political interest in representations of the migrant and the refugee, and examine the constructed nature of categories and concepts such as ‘war,’ ‘refuge(e),’ ‘victim,’ ‘border,’ ‘home,’ ‘non-place,’ and ‘dis/location.’ Contributing authors engage with some of the most pressing questions surrounding war, migration, and refugeehood as well as with the ways in which war and its multifarious effects and repercussions in society are being framed, propagated, glorified, or contested. This volume initiates an interdisciplinary debate which re-evaluates the relationship between war, migration, and refugeehood and their representations.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe

The Discourses and Politics of Migration in Europe

This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe.

Author: U. Korkut

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137310903

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

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This book engages with politics and political discourse that relate to and qualify immigration in Europe. It brings together empirical analysis of immigration both topically and contextually, and interprets such empirical evidence with the use of policy and discursive analyses as methodological tools. Thematically, this volume focuses on how discourse and politics operate in issue areas as varied as immigrant integration and multilevel governance, Roma immigration and their respective securitization, the uses of language in determination of asylum applications, gendered immigrants in informal economy, perceptions of integration by the migrants, economic interests and economic nationalism stimulating immigration choices, ideology and entry policies, and asylum processes and the institutional evolution of immigration systems. These issues are analyzed with empirical evidence investigating the discursive formulation of immigration systems in political contexts such as the Netherlands, France, United Kingdom, Turkey, Switzerland, Scandinavian states, and Finland.
Categories: Political Science

Transnational Migration and Border Making

Transnational Migration and Border Making

This book deals with the ongoing processes of migration and boundary-(re)making in Europe and other parts of the world.

Author: Robert Sata

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474453509

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book deals with the ongoing processes of migration and boundary-(re)making in Europe and other parts of the world.
Categories: Political Science

The Making of a European Public Sphere

The Making of a European Public Sphere

This book investigates an important source of the European Union's recent legitimacy problems. It shows how European integration is debated in mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness.

Author: Ruud Koopmans

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521190908

Category: Political Science

Page: 360

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This book investigates an important source of the European Union's recent legitimacy problems. It shows how European integration is debated in mass media, and how this affects democratic inclusiveness. Advancing integration implies a shift in power between governments, parliaments, and civil society. Behind debates over Europe's "democratic deficit" is a deeper concern: whether democratic politics can perform effectively under conditions of Europeanization and globalization. This study is based on a wealth of unique data from seven European countries, combining newspaper content analyses, an innovative study of Internet communication structures, and hundreds of interviews with leading political and media representatives across Europe. It is by far the most far-reaching and empirically grounded study on the Europeanization of media discourse and political contention to date, and a must-read for anyone interested in how European integration changes democratic politics and why European integration has become increasingly contested.
Categories: Political Science

Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse

Constructions of Migrant Integration in British Public Discourse

This is a study into how the public discourse on migrant integration in the UK changed from 2000-2010.

Author: Sam Bennett

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350029217

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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This is a study into how the public discourse on migrant integration in the UK changed from 2000-2010. The book shows that the discursive construction of integration in the British public sphere shifted from one of cultural pluralism to one of neo-assimilation, informed by a wider spread of neo-liberalism that necessitates self-sufficiency and discourages state assistance. Situated within the Critical Discourse Studies tradition, the book employs a Discourse Historical approach to the data and includes innovative analysis combining 'top-down' (policy documents and media texts) and 'bottom-up' (focus groups with migrants and new citizens) sites of discourse production. In doing so, it provides a broad and detailed perspective of public discourse on integration in the UK. The book shows that understandings of 'integration' are diachronically and synchronically fluid and as such, the term plays an important role as a 'consensus concept' that different actors can support whilst construing it in different ways. Analysis of the data further reveals that integration is interdiscursively linked to other social fields, such as the economy, terrorism and public spending. The book also argues that integration policy has become directed not just at new migrants, but also long-term British citizens and that this has the potential to have considerable impact on community cohesion.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Contemporary Boat Migration

Contemporary Boat Migration

Second, they extend existing approaches to discourses on migration by explicitly linking empirical data on human migration ... Media Coverage of Migrations, between Alarmism and Pietism', in Public and Political Discourses of Migration: ...

Author: Elaine Burroughs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781786605153

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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This book explores contemporary migration by boat through the intertwined, and under-explored, elements of empirical data, governance and geopolitics, and discourses.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises

Bordering and Ordering the Nation and Its Others Céline Cantat and Prem Kumar Rajaram This chapter explores the production of a migration crisis in Hungary and the politics it authorizes, working with the premise that discourses of ...

Author: Dr. Cecilia Menjívar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190856922

Category: Social Science

Page: 752

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The objective of The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises is to deconstruct, question, and redefine through a critical lens what is commonly understood as "migration crises." The volume covers a wide range of historical, economic, social, political, and environmental conditions that generate migration crises around the globe. At the same time, it illuminates how the media and public officials play a major role in framing migratory flows as crises. The volume brings together an exceptional group of scholars from around the world to critically examine migration crises and to revisit the notion of crisis through the context in which permanent and non-permanent migration flows occur. The Oxford Handbook of Migration Crises offers an understanding of individuals in societies, socio-economic structures, and group processes. Focusing on migrants' departures and arrivals in all continents, this comprehensive handbook explores the social dynamics of migration crises, with an emphasis on factors that propel these flows as well as the actors that play a role in classifying them and in addressing them. The volume is organized into nine sections. The first section provides a historical overview of the link between migration and crises. The second looks at how migration crises are constructed, while the third section contextualizes the causes and effects of protracted conflicts in producing crises. The fourth focuses on the role of climate and the environment in generating migration crises, while the fifth section examines these migratory flows in migration corridors and transit countries. The sixth section looks at policy responses to migratory flows, The last three sections look at the role media and visual culture, gender, and immigrant incorporation play in migration crises.
Categories: Social Science

Racialised Crises

Racialised Crises

Focusing upon the articulation of racialised issues as conflicts or 'crises', this book adopts an interdisciplinary approach to explore the construction and representation of racialised issues in contemporary British media and political ...

Author: Kerry Moore

Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers

ISBN: 1409438147

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European Memory in Populism

European Memory in Populism

Ultimately, this volume will shed light on how notions of a shared European heritage and memory can be used not only to include and connect Europeans, but also to exclude some of them.

Author: Chiara De Cesari

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429846830

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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European Memory in Populism explores the links between memory and populism in contemporary Europe. Focusing on circulating ideas of memory, especially European memory, in contemporary populist discourses, the book also analyses populist ideas in sites and practices of remembrance that usually tend to go unnoticed. More broadly, the theoretical heart of the book reflects upon the similarities, differences, and slippages between memory, populism, nationalism, and cultural racism and the ways in which social memory contributes to give substance to various ideas of what constitutes the ‘people’ in populist discourse and beyond. Bringing together a group of political scientists, anthropologists, and cultural and memory studies scholars, the book illuminates the relationship between memory and populism from different angles and in different contexts. The contributors to the volume discuss dominant notions of European heritage that circulate in the public sphere and in political discourse, and consider how the politics of fear relates to such notions of European heritage and identity across and beyond Europe and the European Union. Ultimately, this volume will shed light on how notions of a shared European heritage and memory can be used not only to include and connect Europeans, but also to exclude some of them. Investigating the ways in which nationalist populist forces mobilize the idea of a shared, homogeneous European civilization, European Memory in Populism will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of European studies, heritage and memory studies, migration studies, anthropology, political science and sociology. Chapters 1, 4, 6, and 10 of this book are freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-No-Derivatives 4.0 license.
Categories: Social Science

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Modern Greek Politics

In February 2015 , in its report on Greece , the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance ( ECRI ) noted that the public and political discourse is widely permeated by hate speech against migrants , refugees , and asylum ...

Author: Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics Kevin Featherstone

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198825104

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Page: 720

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This volume is the authoritative Handbook guide to the development of Greek politics, economy, and society from the period of the fall of the Colonels' Regime (1974) to the present day, including the causes and consequences of the crisis in Greece and the aftermath of the crisis, in comparative and historical perspective.
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Migration Borders and Citizenship

Migration  Borders and Citizenship

This novel approach to the politics of borders will appeal to sociologists, political scientists and geographers working in the fields of migration, citizenship, urban geography and human rights; in addition to students and scholars of ...

Author: Maurizio Ambrosini

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030221577

Category: Social Science

Page: 309

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This edited collection goes beyond the limited definition of borders as simply dividing lines across states, to uncover another, yet related, type of division: one that separates policies and institutions from public debate and contestation. Bringing together expertise from established and emerging academics, it examines the fluid and varied borderscape across policy and the public domains. The chapters encompass a wide range of analyses that covers local, national and transnational frameworks, policies and private actors. In doing so, Migration, Borders and Citizenship reveals the tensions between border control and state economic interests; legal frameworks designed to contain criminality and solidarity movements; international conventions, national constitutions and local migration governance; and democratic and exclusive constructions of citizenship. This novel approach to the politics of borders will appeal to sociologists, political scientists and geographers working in the fields of migration, citizenship, urban geography and human rights; in addition to students and scholars of security studies and international relations.
Categories: Social Science

Human Security and Migration in Europe s Southern Borders

Human Security and Migration in Europe s Southern Borders

Discourses on immigration create different perceptions within the general public, often supported by the media coverage of ... I do not aim to do a thorough analysis of European leaders' political discourses on immigration and security, ...

Author: Susana Ferreira

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319779478

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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This book examines the management of migratory flows in the Mediterranean within an international security perspective. The intense migratory flows registered during the year 2015 and the tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea have tested the mechanisms of the Union’s immigration and asylum policies and its ability to respond to humanitarian crises. Moreover, these flows of varying intensities and geographies represent a threat to the internal security of the EU and its member states. By using Spain and Italy as case studies, the author theorizes that the EU, given its inability to adopt and implement a common policy to effectively manage migratory flows on its Southern border, uses a deterrence strategy based on minimum common denominators.
Categories: Political Science

Political and Media Discourses of Illegal Immigration in Ireland

Political and Media Discourses of Illegal Immigration in Ireland

A recent paper Fairclough and Fairclough (2011), focused on practical reasoning in political discourses and ... Additionally, Wodak (2011) analysed European parliamentary politics, examining both “front stage” politics (the public view) ...

Author: Elaine Burroughs

Publisher: Nomos Verlag

ISBN: 9783845264721

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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While migrants categorised as illegal immigrants are generally voiceless, various representations of these migrants are disseminated into Irish society through the Parliament and newsprint media. This book examines how those two institutions discursively represented illegal immigration in Ireland during the 2000s. Through a Critical Discourse Analysis framework, it identifies the key argumentations that frame illegal immigration. In so doing, it reveals that there is a significant level of negative discourses and a noticeable preoccupation with controlling illegal immigration. Those negative discourses function to maintain the nationstate rationale of governance, practices of inequality and exclusion, and legitimized expressions of racism. Dr. Elaine Burroughs currently teaches in Maynooth University and is also a Research Assistant in University College Dublin, Ireland. Dr. Burroughs' interests lie in the areas of migration, representation, and discourse analysis.
Categories: Political Science

Discourses on Immigration in Times of Economic Crisis

Discourses on Immigration in Times of Economic Crisis

Therefore, the purpose of this book is to describe major aspects of discourse related to immigration within the present social context of the economic crisis.

Author: Maria Martinez Lirola

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443865609

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 310

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The press is generally regarded as a reliable source of information, albeit with the capacity to propagate ideologies, social conceptions and beliefs. In this regard, it seems evident that the social role of the press can by no means be underestimated: it can influence our knowledge, values and social codes through linguistic and other semiotic means, sometimes hidden under a euphemistic lexical disguise holding up a liberal and apparently respectful discourse. Discourses on Immigration in Times of Economic Crisis examines the discursive and visual elements that are involved in reproducing ethnic and racial prejudices in contemporary press discourse. Our present reality is characterised by a moment of economic crisis, and it is a contention of the book that this affects the treatment of immigration, particularly in the press, which tends to refer to immigrants as a people-problem of some description or another. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to describe major aspects of discourse related to immigration within the present social context of the economic crisis.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas

The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas

This corresponds, on the one hand, to oversimplified prejudiced discourses on migration, but, on the other hand, ... public and political discourses and are still present in the interpretation of migration and the positioning of ...

Author: Olaf Kaltmeier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351138697

Category: Political Science

Page: 490

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The colonial heritage and its renewed aftermaths – expressed in the inter-American experiences of slavery, indigeneity, dependence, and freedom movements, to mention only a few aspects – form a common ground of experience in the Western Hemisphere. The flow of peoples, goods, knowledge and finances have promoted interdependence and integration that cut across borders and link the countries of North and South America together. The nature of this transversally related and multiply interconnected region can only be captured through a transnational, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive approach. The Routledge Handbook to the History and Society of the Americas explores the history and society of the Americas, placing particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences. Forty-four chapters cover a range of concepts and dynamics in the Americas from the colonial period until the present century: The shared histories and dynamics of Inter-American relationships are considered through pre-Hispanic empires, colonization, European hegemony, migration, multiculturalism, and political and economic interdependences. Key concepts are selected and explored from different geopolitical, disciplinary, and epistemological perspectives. Highlighting the contested character of key concepts that are usually defined in strict disciplinary terms, the Handbook provides the basis for a better and deeper understanding of inter-American entanglements. This multidisciplinary approach will be of interest to a broad array of academic scholars and students in history, sociology, political science cultural, postcolonial, gender, literary, and globalization studies.
Categories: Political Science

The Everyday Politics of Migration Crisis in Poland

The Everyday Politics of Migration Crisis in Poland

I then discuss the Polish government's stance on the EU refugee relocation programme (the key element of EU policy and the main matter of controversy in Poland) and the public and political discourse on refugees.

Author: Krzysztof Jaskulowski

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030104573

Category: Social Science

Page: 139

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This book explores attitudes towards migrants and refugees from North Africa and the Middle East during the so-called migration crisis in 2015-2016 in Poland. Beginning with an examination of Polish government policy and the discursive construction of refugees in the media, politics and popular culture, it argues that they identified refugees with Muslims, who were deemed to pose a threat to the Polish nation. This analysis establishes the Islamophobic public discourse which is shown to be variously reproduced, negotiated and contested in the nuanced study of Polish attitudes which follows. Drawing on original qualitative research and constructivist theory, the book examines differing stances towards refugees in the context of the lay understanding of the Polish nation and its boundaries. In doing so it demonstrates the influence of discourses that draw on an exclusionary concept of national identity and the potential for them to be mobilised against immigrants. This timely, theory-based case study will provide a valuable resource for students and scholars of Central and Eastern European politics, nationalism, race, migration and refugee studies.
Categories: Social Science

Citizenship and Belonging in France and North America

Citizenship and Belonging in France and North America

Analyzing the cultural and political tensions between minority groups and the state in light of political events that question ideas of citizenship and belonging to a multicultural nation, the chapters in this volume serve as a testimonial ...

Author: Ramona Mielusel

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030301605

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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The first decades of the new millennium have been marked by major political changes. Although The West has wished to revisit internal and international politics concerning migration policies, refugee status, integration, secularism, and the dismantling of communitarianism, events like the Syrian refugee crisis, the terrorist attacks in France in 2015-2016, and the economic crisis of 2008 have resurrected concepts such as national identity, integration, citizenship and re-shaping state policies in many developed countries. In France and Canada, more recent public elections have brought complex democratic political figures like Emmanuel Macron and Justin Trudeau to the public eye. Both leaders were elected based on their promising political agendas that aimed at bringing their countries into the new millennium; Trudeau promotes multiculturalism, while Macron touts the diverse nation and the inclusion of diverse ethnic communities to the national model. This edited collection aims to establish a dialogue between these two countries and across disciplines in search of such discursive illustrations and opposing discourses. Analyzing the cultural and political tensions between minority groups and the state in light of political events that question ideas of citizenship and belonging to a multicultural nation, the chapters in this volume serve as a testimonial to the multiple views on the political and public perception of multicultural practices and their national and international applicability to our current geopolitical context.
Categories: Political Science

Contemporary European Emigration

Contemporary European Emigration

... relationship between the field of research and national and international migration regimes, with the consequence that the foci of research have been on groups or issues defined as 'problematic' by political and public discourse.

Author: Brigitte Suter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429514111

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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At a time when European unity is politically challenged by the question of immigration and integration, it is easy to overlook the fact that there are significant numbers of Europeans leaving the continent. Academically, little is known about why Europeans leave the continent, how they chose their destination, and how they experience their migrant life. Drawing on the lived experiences of contemporary European emigrants from a range of different countries, this book sheds light on how global economic, political and social transformations spur new forms of migration and mobility experiences. Contemporary European Emigration explores how Europeans experience economic, cultural or social integration, and the power relations which play out between them and their hosts. By delving through the lenses of national and racial identity, gender, age, and profession, this book provides enticing insights into how Europeans see themselves in the world. By shifting our focus to migrants leaving Europe and observing the emerging challenges to European superiority as they play out in the microlevel of people’s everyday lives, this book provides a nuanced understanding of contemporary migration. Researchers within Migration Studies and European Studies will find this book an important addition to the literature.
Categories: Social Science