Eksternaliseringen af EU's asylpolitik: The Extraterritorialization of the European Union's Asylum Policy

Katja Buch Madsen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines why the EU is developing an external dimension of their asylum policy and which humanitarian consequenses this cause. The project is build on a hypothesis that the external dimension of the asylum policy is a breach of the etablished rules. This breach can be a result of a securization of asylum seeker’s and refugee’s. To investigate whether the development of the externel dimension of EU’s asylum policy is an expression of a securization, the discource and legislation is analysed. The analysis conclude the conflicting result that the external dimension is breaking the rules of the refugee convention, but that asylum seeker’s and refugee’s haven’t been represented as a threat. In spite of this the context that asylum seeker’s and refugee’s are situated in can constitute a discource whereby the object is securized anyway. In addition to that the lacking media coverage of EU politician’s can imply that they can lead a policy that is different to the one that was represented. The ekstraterritorialization lead to a number of consequenses, partly because the right to seek asylum is restricted and partly because the quality of protection that is provided towards refugee’s is reduced.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 jun. 2013
VejledereTore Vincent Vincent


  • Asylum Policy
  • Eksternaliseringen
  • Asylpolitik
  • Extraterritorialization