Interacting Security Threats: Exploring interaction between securitization narratives through an explorative case-study approach
This thesis builds on securitization theory by exploring whether securitization narratives that occur simultaneously interact. Researching the possible interaction of securitization narratives is new. It does so by exploring three separate cases: Brazil, Colombia and Curacao. It proposes four categories for change; intensification, de-securitization, neglect and coexistence. The cases share the same crises that require securitization: the Venezuelan exodus and the Covid-19 pandemic. It explores the changes in the securitization of the Venezuelan migrants in each case over time and brings these together to find significant correlation between the changes in the securitization of migration as a result of the securitization of the pandemic. In the end, it argues that all categories of change are represented in the cases and suggests the addition of a fifth category; contention.
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