Securitisation of minorities

The notion that minorities pose a threat to society and social order is used as an excuse by the governments to securitise them, often employing different forms of violence. In 2021, the cluster’s research will focus on collecting evidence and advancing understanding of the interpretation of securitisation when it comes to minority communities on the European continent and more broadly. Some of the manifestations of securitisation are expressed through failure to protect them by the state, to formally recognise certain minority groups out of a concern that they will become a security threat to the state or society, or a lack of commitment to international safeguarding protocols.

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