The effects of Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) border security deployment on the civilian population’s subjective sense of security

Rácz Attila: The effects of Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) border security deployment on the civilian population’s subjective sense of security. In: Belvedere Meridionale, (30) 4. pp. 83-95. (2018)

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Communities that are directly affected by the migration crisis perceive and evaluate events differently than others who live farther off, and just have got information about the events from different news channels. The civilian population’s attitudes toward the military or security forces are key factor in maintaining conflict-free or in minimizing conflict situation in times of various crises. Civilians living in an operation area are directly affected by the operations with the events often taking place on their own property. It follows from that the civilians in the operation area relate differently to migration and migrants, and border protecting troopers and policemen too, than others who live far off. In this research we have focused to regional level, because the national researches that try to examine the irregular migration mostly on a national representative sample, so these have limited ability to provide reliable information on smaller territorial units. Otherwise this study is analysing how the attitudes changed in these smaller territorial units or societies which was affected by the migratory crisis directly. A further aim of this analysis is to show those possible explanations and interpretations which are lying behind the quantitative data. This study aims to show the attitudes to migration among the civilian population and the changes in their subjective sense of security, based on empirical data, along the Southern border in Hungary.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Belvedere Meridionale
Date: 2018
Volume: 30
Number: 4
ISSN: 2064-5929
Page Range: pp. 83-95
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DOI: 10.14232/belv.2018.4.5
Uncontrolled Keywords: Határvédelem - Magyarország, Migrációs válság
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 94-95. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. Jan. 25. 13:14
Last Modified: 2021. Apr. 26. 14:13

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