Grotius and migration: non-securitisation in the Netherlands

Hargitai, Tibor (2017) Grotius and migration: non-securitisation in the Netherlands. Corvinus Journal of International Affairs, 2 (4). pp. 3-13. DOI

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When looking at the influx of migration over the last years, the behaviour of the Netherlands is that of a small state. Where some countries in the EU securitise migration, the Dutch position is one that can partially be explained through its historical emphasis on human rights in its foreign policy. The overwhelming majority of the political parties and public opinion see the need to find a humane solution to the challenges related to migration, and this prevents the securitisation of the issue. To show this, party manifestos and official government statements about this highly politicised issue will be presented and analysed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:migration, the Netherlands, securitisation, human rights, small states, European Union
Subjects:International relations
ID Code:3836
Deposited By: Veronika Vit├ęz
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 11:49
Last Modified:13 Dec 2018 11:49

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