Fears about migration in Hungary in the view of representatives of civil society organizations

Kirs, Eszter (2017) Fears about migration in Hungary in the view of representatives of civil society organizations. Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, 2 (4). pp. 24-34. DOI

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The article is based on interviews conducted with representatives of civil society organizations. The interviewees shared their thoughts about an ever-growing fear present in the population of Hungary with regard to migration. The author talked about the roots and reasons of this fear, and the ways and means of facing it, with András Kováts, the Director of the Menedék Association for Migrants, Márta Mészáros, staff member of the Cordelia Foundation, and two representatives of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee, Gábor Gyulai, the Head of the organisation, and András Léderer, a staff member of the Refugee Programme. The present article provides a synthesis of these interviews. As such, it may contribute to a more refined understanding of some of the central issues examined in this journal special issue: namely, the demand for, and the precise dynamics of, the securitisation of migration, and the ways and means of coping with challenges related to it, to be able to provide for the needs of asylum-seekers as required in terms of universal human rights and the basic moral principle of solidarity.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:asylum-seekers, refugees, fears, manipulation, community meetings, education, migration
Subjects:Economic development
International relations
ID Code:3834
Deposited By: Veronika Vitéz
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 11:34
Last Modified:13 Dec 2018 11:34

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