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Morals and the Right to Free Movement: Insiders, outsiders and Europe’s migration crisis

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Saila Heinikoski

University of Turku, FI
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This article examines the right to free movement in the European Union (EU) and discusses the moral questions related to refugees in light of the current migration context. More specifically, in this article, I discuss the right to free movement in terms of its development into an EU citizenship right and assess the grounds for its validity. I argue that free movement was developed in a manner that puts too much emphasis on external threats coming from outside the EU borders. I also claim that the right to free movement is an exclusive concept that adds to the alienation between EU-citizens and the rest, which is also visible in the ongoing so-called migration crisis.
How to Cite: Heinikoski, S., 2017. Morals and the Right to Free Movement: Insiders, outsiders and Europe’s migration crisis. Nordic Journal of Migration Research, 7(1), pp.47–55. DOI: http://doi.org/10.1515/njmr-2017-0002
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Published on 01 Mar 2017.
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