Fighting or encouraging, but not ignoring – different attitudes towards migration


  • Arūnas Molis Vytautas Magnus University
  • Nigar Rzaguliyeva University of Bologna



Human migration, refugee, war in Ukraine, Syria


Current discourse on the tendencies of the migration very often excludes migrants from the normal fabric of society, not just as aliens, but as aliens who represent risk to national security. It frames the key question about the future of the political community as one of a choice for or against migration. It sometimes reproduces the political myth that a homogenous national community or western civilization existed in the past and can be re-established today through the exclusion of migrants who are identified as cultural aliens (Huysmans 2000, 758). This article examines the roots and the reasons of such discourse while examining some recent broadly discussed cases of the migration.


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How to Cite

Molis, A., & Rzaguliyeva, N. (2023). Fighting or encouraging, but not ignoring – different attitudes towards migration. Humanities and Social Sciences Latvia, 31(1), 6–25.