Video: Securitising Migration

 

From an international relations perspective “securitisation” is the process of identifiying or “framing” a threat to national security, be it as a threat of law and order or defined in environmental, economic or sociocultural terms. 

The implication of framing a phenomenon as a threat – its  securitisation – entails a response that is more military or police-driven than political and societal. By securitizing an issue, the perception of the threat changes and the scrutiny of the policy changes.   

Therefore, leadership is enabled to “lead against a threat” rather than “advocate for a specific vision of society.” 

This video is based on a paper by Dr Michal Vit & Judit Toth in cooperation with the Metropolitan University of Prague.

 

Research: Areti Vasmada and Selen Eşençay.

Narration & Editing: Eleni Panayiotou.

Share this page:

Related content

According to officials, Musk seeks US finance for the Ukraine satellite network.

According to officials, Musk seeks US finance for the Ukraine satellite network.

According to a US official, the US Defense Department has received a request from SpaceX and Tesla creator Elon Musk to take over funding for his satellite network, which has…
Russia's war in Ukraine affects southeast Europe

Russia's war in Ukraine affects southeast Europe

As long as the war in Ukraine lasts, the world community will be divided. As the military solution imposed by Moscow cannot be imposed or present any viable solution, the…
It's strictly business: Brussels, Moldova arms control hub and hyprocrisy

It's strictly business: Brussels, Moldova arms control hub and hyprocrisy

To combat organized crime, particularly the smuggling of guns from the nearby, war-torn Ukraine, the EU is establishing the EU Support Hub for Internal Security and Border Management, an Arms…