In this study, we explore the case of the Berlin Refugee Strike as a migrant movement contesting their deprivation of rights and agency, emanating from a securitization of migration. Constructing a set of desecuritization ideal types, we draw on this framework in order to conceptualize the Berlin refugee strikers’ struggle as a strategy for desecuritization. We arrive at a conceptualization, which emphasizes the versatile character of the movement; simultaneously accepting and rejecting the security logic in order to obtain recognition, inclusion and equality. Undertaking an empirical inquiry of desecuritization, we contribute with a novel and pragmatic account of desecuritization, which stresses the importance of politicization and process.
|Uddannelser||Internationale Udviklingsstudier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||26 maj 2014|
- Discourse Analysis
- The Berlin Refugee Strike
- The European Union