National identity, European identity and international migration: different facets of the European migration crisis and its implications for national and European affiliations
International migration poses key challenges to conventional notions of citizenship and nationality. This is the case just as much for the host nations as for migrants themselves. This is especially the case with the international migration and asylum crisis currently taking place. The European Union is potentially one of the key actors for regulating this system and yet the EU is itself undergoing an identity crisis as international migration overwhelms its systems of regulation. What does international migration mean for the EU and what does it mean nation states within the EU? The project will look at different facets of the European migration crisis and its implications for national and European affiliations. It will ask what are the levels of migration that are acceptable and what kinds of cultural issues they raise. It will also look at the xenophobic and nationalist responses to international migration.