Claiming the crisis: Mediated public debates about the refugee crisis in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Autor(en)
Alena Kluknavská, Jana Bernhard, Hajo Boomgaarden
Abstrakt

The arrival of refugees to Europe increased dramatically in 2015. This situation produced polarized responses across the European Union and caused intensive media attention and public debate. This study investigates claim-making on the so-called refugee crisis in the public sphere in three countries: Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It asks who shaped the discourse on the crisis in national public realms, how the discourse took shape and to what degree a common European discourse would emerge. Actors' positions and claims in the mediated discourse during the first peak of the crisis between August and October 2015 are examined, drawing on an analysis of 3,226 claims in a cross-country comparison. Results indicate institutionalization and shift between security-humanitarian discourses and balanced threat-victim-framing. The findings suggest that the debate was confined to national public spheres, but with first signs of a common European discourse. This study contributes to the literature on representation of migration in the media in a cross-national perspective within the context of the recent crisis.

Organisation(en)
Institut für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
Externe Organisation(en)
Masaryk University, Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT), Maastricht University (UM)
Journal
Journal of Refugee Studies
Band
34
Seiten
241–263
Anzahl der Seiten
23
ISSN
0951-6328
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/fez022
Publikationsdatum
04-2019
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
508008 Medienanalyse
Schlagwörter
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
Geography, Planning and Development, Political Science and International Relations
Link zum Portal
https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/claiming-the-crisis-mediated-public-debates-about-the-refugee-crisis-in-austria-the-czech-republic-and-slovakia(5fbf4b47-7437-4c3d-864f-4cff49cba4dd).html