Greece's response to the European refugee crisis: A tale of two securitizations

Dionysios Stivas*

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    This study examines the securitization of the European refugee crisis in Greece from the perspective of the Copenhagen School’s analytical framework as advanced with novel methodological tools. Building on primary data consisting of interviews with, among others, Greek ministers of migration, this study argues that between 2012 and 2015 the central-right government of New Democracy securitized successfully the immigration crisis. This study further maintains that from 2015 to 2018 the government led by the radical-left SYRIZA meta-securitized the securitization tactics of other actors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)49-72
    Number of pages24
    JournalMediterranean Politics
    Issue number1
    Early online date30 Mar 2021
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2023

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Geography, Planning and Development
    • Political Science and International Relations

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Copenhagen School
    • Greece
    • migration
    • refugee crisis
    • Securitization


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