Justice Claims in UK Media Narrative: Normative Orientations and EU Migration Governance

Antonio Zotti, Cinzia Bevitori

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Abstract

For many people,It is generally agreed that a massive influx of foreigners into their country is not only a social issue to be understood and handled properly, but also something that prompts strong sentiments and moral qualms. By associating the narratives that emerged recently in UK mainstream media, through which the British public ‘made sense of’ (im)migration, with specific conceptions of justice, it is possible to discern the normative premises of the country’s response to (exceptional) movements of people within the EU migration system of governance. Remarkably, while migration narratives hinge to a large extent on the need to ‘take back control’ and ‘defend’ a threatened nation, the EU proves to be a problematic, yet very salient component of Britain’s debate on immigration, which could continue even after the latter’s progressive detachment from the Union.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-9721
Number of pages7971
JournalTHE INTERNATIONAL SPECTATOR
Volume54
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • Narratives, migration, UK, global justice

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