Media Securitization in the Migration Crisis in Spain 2020–2021: The Case of Canary Islands and Ceuta



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Moreno Mercado, José Manuel and Calatrava García, Adolfo and Calvillo Cisneros, José Miguel (2022) Media Securitization in the Migration Crisis in Spain 2020–2021: The Case of Canary Islands and Ceuta. In Security and Defence: Ethical and Legal Challenges in the Face of Current Conflicts. Springer, pp. 229-239. ISBN 978-3-030-95939-5

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Migrations are positioned as a security issue in a context marked by multidimensionality. One of the derivatives of the extension of the concept of security, which is evident in the case of migration policies, is the process of securitization. This concept, derived from constructivist approaches to international relations and security, particularly the Copenhagen School, explains how the political problems defined by the establishment of public policies end up in the field of security by the speech act of the main actors. In this sense, the theories of securitization are increasingly being studied in political communication research. This proposed chapter aims to measure the presence of security and human drama frames in the Spanish press during two specific migration crises; The crises of the Canary Islands (2020) and Ceuta (2021). We hypothesize that the press has undergone a process of media securitization as it happens in the coverage of armed conflicts. For this, we will resort to text mining and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to study large volumes of information. This proposal, therefore, seeks to have a dual dimension: theoretical and methodological.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Migration; Securitization; Crisis; Framing; Communication; Press
Subjects:Social sciences > Political science > Human rights
Social sciences > Political science > Goverments
Social sciences > Political science > International relations
Social sciences > Sociology > Immigrants and refugees
Social sciences > Information science > Communication research
ID Code:71340
Deposited On:22 Mar 2022 07:56
Last Modified:22 Mar 2022 11:53

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