‘Securitising’ an alleged external threat can be a convenient tool for political leaders to justify extreme measures and policies. Dionysios Stivas looks at the case of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s handling of asylum seekers in 2015
Research Associate and Lecturer, Government and International Studies Department of Hong Kong Baptist University
Dionysios holds a PhD in Political Science from Hong Kong Baptist University. He also holds an MA in European Union International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe, an LLM in European Law from Maastricht University, and an LLB in International Law from the University of The Hague.
He has worked as a legal consultant for the OECD in Paris and interned at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
His research interests include security, securitisation, migration, and European integration.
Dionysios is the founder of the theory of meta-securitisation.