This article explores the emergence of a ‘moral panic’ (Cohen 1972) in Peru. Resulting from a high influx of Venezuelans over the last few years, fear has spread like wildfire, where politicians have increasingly instrumentalized this for their own political gains.
The article is co-written with Dr. Luisa Feline Freier at the Universidad del Pacifico (Political and Social Sciences) in Lima, Peru.
The article is published (11.12.2019) through the Migration Policy Centre blog, published by the European University Institute and Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. It can be read here.