Securitization of migration in Greece: process, motives, and implications

Karyotis, G. (2012) Securitization of migration in Greece: process, motives, and implications. International Political Sociology, 6(4), pp. 390-408. (doi:10.1111/ips.12002)

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Abstract

The field of security is largely controlled by elites who, by virtue of their authority, are able to create an image of an enemy which is largely independent of the objective significance of a threat. However, a narrow focus on speech acts and discourse analysis to study such processes of securitization is inherently inadequate. This article provides a panoramic account of Greek migration politics during the 1990s. It shows that securitization can be discursive or nondiscursive, pre-mediated or subconscious, and beneficial or detrimental for securitizing actors. Elite interviews and an in-depth analysis of contextual factors help make sense of these dynamics.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Karyotis, Dr Georgios
Authors: Karyotis, G.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
Journal Name:International Political Sociology
ISSN:1749-5679
ISSN (Online):1749-5687

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