MIGRATION DISCOURSE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: THE EXAMPLE OF 2014 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS

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  • ARMEN GHAZARYAN RA Embassy of Poland

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https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v6i3.214

Abstract

The article touches upon the issue of the application of the political and societal discourse on the issues of migration and eurosceptocisim in the context of the European Parliament elections of 2014. The wide use of the mentioned discourse and argumentation connected with migration was particularly exploited by far right parties. Three specific methods of the application of this discourse have been discussed: depicting migration as a sourse of “threat” and fear, as a source of islamophobia and exlopiting the fact that the discourse was often alienated from socio–economic and political realities. Some parallels have been drawn with the discourse on migration in Armenia. Key words – migration, political discourse, societal discourse, European parliament, European elections, far–right parties, populism, islamophobia, euroscepticism.

Author Biography

ARMEN GHAZARYAN , RA Embassy of Poland

RA Embassy of Poland, Advisor of Political and Economic Affairs

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Published

2014-12-01

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GHAZARYAN , A. . (2014). MIGRATION DISCOURSE IN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: THE EXAMPLE OF 2014 EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT ELECTIONS . Main Issues Of Pedagogy And Psychology, 6(3), 134-143. https://doi.org/10.24234/miopap.v6i3.214

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