Article published in The Conversation
Nick Vaughan-Williams and Georg Löfflmann have published a new article in The Conversation outlining initial findings of the first phase of their research involving focus groups with European citizens. These findings suggest that rather than linking 'irregular' migration with fears of terrorism, EU citizens have a more nuanced position on border security, rejecting both border walls and open borders as poltical solutions to the issue of migration into Europe.
Initial findings of Leverhulme 'Border Narratives' project presented at University of Duisburg-Essen
On 22 June 2017 Professor Nick Vaughan-Williams presented the initial findings of the Leverhulme 'Border Narratives' project as an invited speaker at the launch of the new Interdisciplinary Centre for Integration and Migration (InZentIM) at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The paper was entitled 'The Everyday Politics of Migration and Border Control in Europe: Citizens' Narratives of Hostility, Hospitality, and (In)Security' and presented as part of a panel focused on 'Security and safety'.
New 'Intervention' article by Lofflmann and Vaughan-Williams published in Critical Studies on Security
Georg Lofflmann and Nick Vaughan-Williams have recently published an 'Intervention' article, entitled 'Narrating identity, border security and migration: critical focus groups and the everyday as problematic', in Critical Studies on Security. This is part of a special section exploring research methods in critical security studies edited by Jacob Stump. The piece reflects upon a focus group discussion that they led together in Nottingham as part of the Leverhulme-funded 'Border Narratives' project. The article is available open access here.