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.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Political Science and International Relations
- Copenhagen School
- refugee crisis