Four voices of refugee solidarity along the Balkan Route: An exploratory pilot study on motivations for mobilisation

Migration Letters

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Title Four voices of refugee solidarity along the Balkan Route: An exploratory pilot study on motivations for mobilisation
 
Creator Parent, Nicolas
 
Subject Social Sciences; Sociology; Psychology
refugees; perception; media; intergroup relations; mobilisation; activism; Balkans
 
Description Scathing critiques of the European response to what has been widely called a refugee crisis are not in short supply. However, as many activist mobilisations and solidarities emerged along the Balkan Route, this is only one facet of the European response to forced migration. Having interviewed four migration activists from four countries along this route Greece, Macedonia, Serbia and Hungary this exploratory pilot study sought to investigate possible motivational factors for mobilisation in light of the fact that the participants had no prior experience in activism nor interest in the politics of migration prior to the European migration crisis. Through content analysis of interview transcripts, two factors emerged as having potential implications for mobilisation: media coverage and visibility of refugees. Hence, theories about the media effect and intergroup contact are used to explicate the findings. Possible future research avenues are proposed.
 
Publisher Transnational Press London
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-07-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

Research Paper
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/1077
 
Source Migration Letters; Vol 15, No 3 (2018); 423-436
1741-8992
1741-8984
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://journal.tplondon.com/index.php/ml/article/view/1077/715
 

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