Migrants, Refugees, and the Media: The New Reality of Open Societies, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Migrants, Refugees, and the Media

The New Reality of Open Societies, 1st Edition

Edited by Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel


224 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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The large-scale movements of refugees and economic migrants from conflict zones to more stable societies have resulted in challenges, both for new entrants and their hosts. This fascinating volume brings together a collection of media analyses focused on immigration issues to examine how migration has been represented to the public.

Case studies exploring media coverage of migrants and refugees in Europe enable the reader to better understand the complexity of the process through a range of unique and unexplored dimensions of immigration analysis, including strategic framing theory, game structure analysis, migration maps and routes, television narratives, rumour-based communication, and state-bred campaigns.

The insights into the perspective of migrants, the general public and policy makers provide innovative methodological and theoretical analysis on population movements which will be of interest to scholars, students, and policy makers working in the fields of migration studies, international relations, peace and security studies, and social and public policy.

Table of Contents


1 Migration Maps and the Performance of Europeanness

Paul Adams

2 How Game Structures in Interactive Media Frame Refugee Issues

Nicole Braida

3 The Refugee Crisis in Europe: A Frame Analysis of European Newspapers

Willem Joris, Leen d’Haenens, Baldwin Van Gorp & Stefan Mertens

4 The Balkans Route: Media and the Refugee Crisis in Europe

Zeljka Lekic Subasik

5 The Strategic Framing of the 2015 Migrant Crisis in Serbia

Aleksandar Mitic

6 A Spanish view of the European Refugee Crisis: TV News Coverage

Liisa Hanninen and Laura San Felipe Frias

7 The Humanitarian Duty to Communicate: An Analysis of Rumor

Victoria Jack

8 Eastern Europeans in British Press from 2004 to 2014

Fathi Bourmeche

About the Editor

Sai Felicia Krishna-Hensel is Director of the Global Cooperative Initiative, an academic, diplomatic, and policy forum. She has served as Director of the Interdisciplinary Global Studies Research Initiative at Auburn University Montgomery. She was President and Program Chair of the Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies Section of the International Studies Association from 1988 to 2015. She was honoured with the Millennium Distinguished Service and Scholar Award in 2007. She has been a Fulbright Faculty Fellow, was inducted into the Lychnos Society, and was elected a Life Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society for her contributions to the study of colonial urbanization. She is widely published in the fields of urbanization and globalization. She is editor of the Global Interdisciplinary Series for Routledge and has edited several volumes, including The New Millennium: Challenges and Strategies for a Globalizing World, Global Cooperation, The New Security Frontiers, Power and Security in the Information Age, and Religion, Education, and Governance in the Middle East, among others. She has taught at the Universities of Delhi and Virginia. She has actively promoted interdisciplinary discourse and scholarship through the Millennium Series of Conferences and several other outreach initiatives.

About the Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series

Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series
The Global Interdisciplinary Studies Series reflects a recognition that globalization is leading to fundamental changes in the world order, creating new imperatives and requiring new ways of understanding the international system. It is increasingly clear that the next century will be characterized by issues that transcend national and cultural boundaries, shaped by competitive forces and features of economic globalization yet to be fully evaluated and understood. Comparative and comprehensive in concept, this series explores the relationship between transnational and regional issues through the lens of widely applicable interdisciplinary methodologies and analytic models. The series consists of innovative monographs and collections of essays representing the best of contemporary research, designed to transcend disciplinary boundaries in seeking to better understand a globalizing world.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Media & Internet