Human Rights Discourse on Migration – the Case of Slovakia
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Univerzita Mateja Bela v Banskej Bystrici
Publication date: 2018-01-27
JoMS 2017;35(4):197-220
Human rights discourse is one of the discourses relevant in the political discursive struggle over the migration and migration policies in particular nation states or in the European Union. Traditionally, in Western European immigration countries, this discourse has been represented by leftist political parties (socialist or social democratic) and in a more radical way by the social movements and human rights NGO’s. In Slovakia, human rights discourse on migration has never been significantly represented by relevant political parties, on the contrary, migration has been always a topic marked by considerable and unusual political consensus. Human right discourse on migration is a marginal view, represented mainly by few non-governmental organizations. Using the method of Critical discourse analysis, the paper tries to analyse the strategies of discursive struggle over the migration, and relevant social representations being used.
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