Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
EU- En Liberal Flyktingjagare?: En jämförande studie i hanterandet av inre och yttre flyktingar i Europa
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
The EU- A Liberal Hunter of Refugees? : A comparative study in the handeling of internal and extrenal refugees (English)
Abstract [en]

The European Union has faced lots of criticisms over the last couple of years when it comes to how refugees are treated in Europe. The Lisbon Treaty states in Article 2 that the European Union is founded on respect for human freedom, dignity and equality. Values such as democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and that the rights of persons belonging to minorities should be respected are also something that the Union should be based on. How is it then that the Roma people, which are Europe's largest minority, are being persecuted all over Europe, that they get deported and have their camps destroyed? Why are refugees from North Africa being sent back before they even have a chance to seek asylum?  

In this essay I have examined how the EU are treating refugees and tried to distinguish if there are any differences in how they treat internal and external refugees. I have analyzed this by using liberal universalism theory to see if the EU lives up to the liberal values that they claim to be based on. I found out that the European Union has a lot to work on when it comes to managing refugees in a fair way. I also found that the economic crises we have today has stolen focus from the refugee issue and that it also have affected the attitude towards refugees in a negative way.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
EU, refugee politics, liberal universalism, Roma, North Africans
Keyword [sv]
EU, flyktingpolitik, liberal universalism, romer, nordafrikaner
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19460OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-19460DiVA: diva2:531046
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Uppsok
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2012-06-07 Created: 2012-06-04 Last updated: 2012-06-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

EU - En liberal flyktingjagare?(674 kB)1006 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT02.pdfFile size 674 kBChecksum SHA-512
651a05df3bfc1fbf49c4cd85de29053bd96d23039a62908b1d9746575d9ef8e4de274b98bca3c9a2544a4bc120c3e7b2d32114779849522e4b5dc19cdafeacec
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Melkersson, Alexandra
By organisation
School of Social Sciences
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 1006 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 488 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf