The Politics of the ‘Migration Crisis’ in Poland

  • Krzysztof JaskułowskiEmail author


This chapter aims to provide a broader political context. It discusses the reasons the EU faced an increase in the number of migrants and refugees in 2015. The chapter shows how the rhetoric of the migration crisis shaped the EU’s policy. It considers the EU’s relocation programme and the strategy of containing refugees. The main part of the chapter focuses on the politics and rhetoric of the PiS government and right wing that identified refugees as a Muslim threat and evoked moral panic about national security. It demonstrates the emergence of hegemonic Islamophobic discourse in the Polish public sphere.


Refugees Migration crisis EU Poland Security Islamophobia 


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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and Social SciencesSWPS University of Social Sciences and HumanitiesWarsawPoland

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