Discourses are essential arenas where policy-making occurs. Analysis of parliamentary debates on material need assistance reveals how governing societies through security, biologisation, the normalisation of self-responsibility, and through moral claims, redefines relationships in the society, leads to restrictive control oriented measures, resulting in symbolic and social exclusion that deepens inequalities and solidifies the institutional racism against the Roma in Slovakia.
Lenka Kissová, PhD is a junior researcher at the Institute for Research in Inclusive Education at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. She received her doctoral degree in Sociology from Masaryk University, Her professional interests include migration, minorities, political discourses, securitisation, social justice, and human rights. She has been a member of many local, national or international research projects. She was a visiting student at the University of Bologna and at the University of Toronto.
Moderator: Prof. Barbara Falk (Royal Military College of Canada)