You are cordially invited to attend the FIRST seminar in 2021
Eva Fodor and Laszlo Bruszt
BordEUR: NEW EUROPEAN BORDERLANDS
by Andras Szalai
INFORMAL DISCUSSION, ONLINE NETWORKING
BordEUr assesses the proliferation of new borders in the aftermath of the EU’s recent crises, with a special emphasis on the so-called migration crisis. The project analyzes the symbolic role of borders in ontological narratives (both EU and MS), as well as the bordering policies that these narratives enable. The presentation will also share the research design for the DI contribution to the project, which focuses on the role borders play in rightwing populist securitizing discourses, as well as on how these discourses can enable and hasten de-democratization.
Andras Szalai / Andras is research fellow at the Democracy Institute (DI), and assistant professor at the Department of International Relations and European Studies of Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE). His current research at the DI deals with rightwing populism’s narrative construction of security threats, the symbolic use of borders in mitigating ontological insecurities, and the securitization of migration as a societal control mechanism. His general research interests include securitization theory, constructivist theories of European foreign policy, and epistemic power in security expertise. His work has appeared in outlets such as International Relations, Millennium, and the European Review of International Studies.
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