This Working Paper analyses how different narratives on migration shape and are deployed in political debate and policy-making in the United Kingdom. It investigates how political actors process salient narratives on migration that emerge in the public and political domain and how they inform policy.
This Working Paper compares the production of narratives on migration in the media arena in six different European countries – France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain, and the UK –, focusing on the ingredients, actors, circumstances, strategies, and infrastructure of narrative success.
This Working Paper analyses the emergence and dissemination of narratives on migration in the British media and social media, focusing on the coverage of three different events: the Calais ‘migrant crisis’ in the summer of 2015; the ‘Windrush scandal’ in 2018; and the jihadist suicide bombing at Manchester Arena in 2017.
This Working Paper identifies five prominent transnational narratives in France and the UK that aimed to justify restrictions towards immigrants from the Global South, from the 1960s to the mid-1980s, when both countries turned to restrictive policies structurally.