Europe United? A report concerning discursive factors

Jakob Burhan Özyer & Bjørn Pelle

Studenteropgave: Basisprojekt


The purpose of this research paper is to showcase the power embedded in local non-dominant discourses, to highlight a different angle to why the EU could become more fragmented. The problem embedded within this research is the increase of immigration towards Europe, that has occured in recent years counting from 2018. With an inductive approach and collection of empirical data, it will showcase social phenomena of discourses from civil society, through a post-structuralist scope. The results found is among others empowerment, subjugated knowledge, notions of xenofobia, marginalization of immigrants, and the rise of nationalism in european national states. This research has concluded that, the likelihood of a fragmented EU, is according to contemporary discourse, highly possible. This research ascribes to no future conclusions, and leaves this up to whatever discursive power it might hold.

UddannelserBasis - International Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2018
Antal sider54
VejledereSevasti Chatzopoulou


  • xenophobia
  • discourse
  • post-structuralism
  • EU
  • Europe
  • Foucault