Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Criminologie
Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Criminologie

Border Security versus Inclusive SocietiesEU approaches to migration and the relevance of a socio-humanitarian approach

Greco, Chiara ULiège
Promotor(s) : Michel, Quentin ULiège
Date of defense : 5-Jun-2017/30-Jun-2017 • Permalink :
Title : Border Security versus Inclusive SocietiesEU approaches to migration and the relevance of a socio-humanitarian approach
Author : Greco, Chiara ULiège
Date of defense  : 5-Jun-2017/30-Jun-2017
Advisor(s) : Michel, Quentin ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Paile, Sylvain ULiège
Attiná, Fulvio 
Language : English
Keywords : [en] migration
[en] eu approaches
[en] border security
[en] socio-humanitarian
Discipline(s) : Law, criminology & political science > Political science, public administration & international relations
Target public : Researchers
Professionals of domain
Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Università degli studi di Catania, Catania, Italia
Degree: Master en sciences politiques, orientation générale, à finalité spécialisée en politiques européennes - relations euro-méditerranéennes
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Droit, de Science Politique et de Criminologie


[en] This thesis analyses critically the current EU approaches to migration by using more than one point of view drawn from political and social sciences in order to understand the current EU migration management and to suggest a more appropriate policy line to deal with migration issues by explaining its relevance. The first chapter brings to the analysis border security; the dilemma between soft and secure borders; the increasingly important use of technology for border control purposes; and the role of security industries and companies, their lobbying at the EU level and the issue of dual use technology. The second chapter reviews EU approaches to migration with the aim of understanding how migration is perceived in EU discourse and addressed by EU instruments and highlighting the main approaches to migration. The third chapter focuses on migration as a social issue, thus distancing itself from mainstream EU discourses so that long-term policies can provide better and more stable solutions and the narrative of illegality and border control stops criminalising migrants and fueling a security framing. It does so notably under a social sciences point of view, by taking into consideration the question of social inclusion and the debate on integration. The stance of anti-immigration parties and the tensions between nationals and immigrants are used in particular to support the relevance of such a view. After having acknowledged that the present policy focused on border security is problematic, the final part of this thesis suggests a socio-humanitarian approach to address humanitarian crises and changing social realities.



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  • Greco, Chiara ULiège Université de Liège > Master en sc. pol., à fin. (CATANE)


Committee's member(s)

  • Paile, Sylvain ULiège Université de Liège - ULg > Département de science politique > Politique européenne
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  • Attiná, Fulvio Université de Catane > Dipartimento di Scienze Politiche e Sociali > International Relations
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