Border Management in the Aegean Sea - The European Union between Practices, Interests and Identities

Vibeke Maja Vang Segerberg, Frederik Linder-Madsen, Mads Henrik Højgaard & Mikkel-Emil Hansen

Studenteropgave: Fagmodulprojekt


This paper is an investigation of how the European Union deals with the refugee crisis in the aspect of border management in the Aegean Sea. This case is analysed through legal, academic and media documents from the timeframe of mid-2014 to the start of 2016. The analysis is processed with constructivist reasoning and concepts. This guides this paper to the understanding and conclusion that the European Union is cooperating with formal actors in an ad hoc manner in order to combat the immediate consequences of the crisis. Moreover, this paper finds the identities of the actors have conflicting normative and security interests making collaboration through the agreements difficult.

UddannelserInternationale Studier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor
Udgivelsesdato25 maj 2016
Antal sider57
VejledereSevasti Chatzopoulou