Media, Politics and the Refugee Crisis

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Media, Politics and the Refugee Crisis

Type: Master thesis
Title: Media, Politics and the Refugee Crisis
Author: Berry, Thomas
Issue Date: 2019-01-31
Keywords: refugee
Abstract: In this paper we will explore the complex relationship between the news media and political decision making in the United Kingdom, as well as how that relationship affects an actor’s role in international relations. Focussing on a selection of British newspapers and the government, we analyse the discourse surrounding migration and refugees during the 2015 Refugee Crisis. We observe the intersections of political influence which travel between the press and politicians, and vice versa, as well as the ways in which those influence mechanisms can impact behaviour at the international level. Considering the relationship according to conceptions of normative values and social hegemony we can identify how the discourse informs the national attitude towards particular issues.
Supervisor: Richard, Anne-Isabelle
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Relations (Master)
Specialisation: Global Conflict in the Modern Era
ECTS Credits: 15

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