Syrian refugees in Canada? Interpretation and judgement in the political production of security threats

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dc.contributor.author Singh, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-22T16:33:37Z
dc.date.available 2017-08-22T16:33:37Z
dc.date.copyright 2017 en_US
dc.date.issued 2017-08-22
dc.identifier.uri https://dspace.library.uvic.ca//handle/1828/8446
dc.description.abstract What are we to understand by the term ‘security’ in international relations? This thesis explores the theoretical foundations of security risks and threats in modern politics. Taking Thomas Hobbes and Michel Foucault as the paradigmatic theorists of modern political power, this thesis explains security as an inherently contingent and contextual phenomenon, intertwined and embedded in socio-historical discourses. Each of the three chapters explain how security manifests and operates as a type of discourse (discursive formation) under sovereignty, working to achieve particular social, political, and epistemological ends. The practical focus of this project is a case study analysis of the Canadian Liberal Government’s #WelcomeRefugees project, a government assisted resettlement project for displaced victims of the Syrian civil war. Drawing on the example of the case study, this thesis investigates the underlying political, historical, and theoretical conditions which mobilize and inform modern political regimes of security and risk management. en_US
dc.language English eng
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.rights Available to the World Wide Web en_US
dc.subject refugees en_US
dc.subject Syrian civil war en_US
dc.subject Judgement en_US
dc.subject Security en_US
dc.subject Risk management en_US
dc.subject Canada en_US
dc.title Syrian refugees in Canada? Interpretation and judgement in the political production of security threats en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.supervisor Glezos, Simon
dc.degree.department Department of Political Science en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts M.A. en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Graduate en_US

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