Theorizing the Nexus Between Discourses on Migration and Security


  • Alina Cojocaru Ovidius University of Constanta


This paper offers an interdisciplinary examination of the construction of migration as a security issue, grounded on conceptualizations and practices that date back to the 20th century. A literary review of prior work related to migration theory and human security theory is filtered from the perspective of its discursive construction, thus emphasizing how despite the contemporary changes in the physical, ideological and economic borders, conventions in the field of migration and security that were drawn up in the last century continue to be employed as milestones. Considering that, due to its origins, security discourse has been more politically driven than academic, the importance of the study lies in questioning the underlying understanding of the theoretical framework and therefore opening a new perspective on the importance of international migration flows.