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Migration, Citizenship, and the Welfare State: Comparative Perspectives on social Inclusion and Exclusion

Abstract

The project surveys, in international comparative perspective, changing welfare states and the transformation of their multiethnic societies through two complementary analytical lenses: on the one hand, the welfare state's capacity for accommodating migration and ethnic diversity through policies of border control and the allocation of rights of citizenship and, on the other hand, migration and ethnic diversity as a dynamic factor for change in the economic, political and cultural foundations of welfare states. It focuses on changing ethnic divisions of labour related to processes of social inclusion/exclusion and politics of European integration.

Keywords:

European integration , Welfare , Work, social exclusion, class

Description

The project surveys, in international comparative perspective, changing welfare states and the transformation of their multiethnic societies through two complementary analytical lenses: on the one hand, the welfare state's capacity for accommodating migration and ethnic diversity through policies of border control and the allocation of rights of citizenship and, on the other hand, migration and ethnic diversity as a dynamic factor for change in the economic, political and cultural foundations of welfare states. It focuses on changing ethnic divisions of labour related to processes of social inclusion/exclusion and politics of European integration. A theoretical-analytical synthesis of theory and models belonging to two, still relatively separate, scientific communities was paramount for the initiation of this project, and is still relevant. On the one hand mainstream welfare and labour market studies need to pay more attention to the increasingly crucial role played by migration and ethnic diversity in the constitution and contemporary change of welfare states and modes of citizenship. Conversely theoretical and analytical frameworks developed by mainstream welfare and labour market research needs to be taken account of to a larger degree by studies specifically oriented towards the analysis of international migration and ethnic relations.

This project was initiated in the early 1990s with financial support through an interdisciplinary research programme financed by FAS (today Forte). It was continued in the context of a common long term research programme (2000-2007) at The National Institute for Working Life (NIWL) and the Thematic Studies on Ethnicity (Tema Etnicitet), Linköping University, and later (2008-16) as a study within the framework of the Forte supported Centre for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (within the REMESO institute).

Publications

Schierup C.-U. and Scarpa S. (2016, Forthcoming) 'How the Swedish Model was (almost) lost. Migration, welfare and the politics of solidarity'. In Ålund, Aleksandra, Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Anders Neergaard (eds.) Reimagineering the Nation. Essays on Twenty First Century Sweden. Political and Social Change. Berne: Peter Lang

Schierup C.-U., Krifors K. and Slavnic Z. (2013) '? Från ?fattigdom? till ?exkludering? ? till ?prekarisering??. Om migration och social utsatthet'. In Dahlstedt, Magnus and Anders Neergaard (eds.) Migrationens och etnicitetens epok: Nyckelbegrepp inom internationell migration och etniska relationer. Stockholm: Liber: 230-60.

Schierup C.-U., Krifors K. and Slavni? Z. (2015) 'Social Exclusion: Migration and Social Vulnerability'. In Dahlstedt, Magnus and Anders Neergaard (eds.) International Migration and Ethnic Relations. Abingdon & New York: Routledge

Schierup C.-U., Krifors K. and Slavnic Z. (2013) '? Från ?fattigdom? till ?exkludering? ? till ?prekarisering??. Om migration och social utsatthet'. In Dahlstedt, Magnus and Anders Neergaard (eds.) Migrationens och etnicitetens epok: Nyckelbegrepp inom internationell migration och etniska relationer. Stockholm: Liber: 230-60.

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik & Stephen Castles (2011 [in press]) 'Migration, Minorities and Welfare States', in Philips, Nicola (ed.) The International Political Economy of Migration, International Political Economy Yearbook, 17, Boulder: Lynne Rienner Publishers

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2010) "Diversity" and Social Exclusion in Third Way Sweden. The "Swedish Model" in Transition, 1975-2005, Themes on Migration and Ethnic Studies, No. 35, Norrköping: REMESO, Linköping University

Castles, Stephen & Carl-Ulrik Schierup (2010) 'Immigration and Ethnic Diversity in Changing North Atlantic Welfare States', in Leibfried, Stephan et al (ed.) Handbook on Comparative Welfare States, 19, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2008) 'Migration, medborgarskap och social exkludering. Ett europeiskt dilemma', in Darvishpour, Mehrdad and Charles Westin (eds.) Migration och etnicitet: perspektiv på ett mångkulturellt Sverige, Lund: Studentlitteratur, 107-136

Hjerm, Mikael & Carl-Ulrik Schierup (2007) 'Integration till arbete', in Peterson, Abby and Mikael Hjerm (eds.) Etnicitet, Lund: Gleerup, 96-115

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2007) 'Migration och välfärdsstat', in Peterson, Abby and Mikael Hjerm (eds.) Etnicitet, Lund: Gleerup

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2007) '"Bloody Subcontracting" in the Network Society: Migration and Post-Fordist Restructuring across the European Union', in Berggren, Erik et.al. (ed.) Irregular Migration, Informal Labour and Community: A Challenge for Europe, Maastricht: Shaker Publishing (IMILCO), 135-150

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik & Susanne Urban (2007) 'Social exkludering: Ett beskuret medborgarskap', in Ålund, Aleksandra, et al. (eds.) Arbete, Utbildning och medborgarskap, stategier för social inkudering i den mångetniska staden, Umeå: Borea, 57-76

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik & Magnus Dahlstedt (2007) 'Svensk välfärsstat i omvandling: Medborgarskap, arbete, utbildning', in Ålund, Aleksandra, et al. (eds.) Arbete, Utbildning och medborgarskap, strategier för social inkludering i den mångetniska staden, Umeå: Borea, 27-56

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2007) "Sverige, 'mångfalden' och exkluderingens politiska ekonomi", in Burns, Tom R., et al. (eds.) Makt, kultur och kontroll över invandrares livsvillkor: Multidimensionella perspektiv på strukturell diskriminering i Sverige, Uppsala: Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik, Peo Hansen and Stephen Castles (2006) Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State. A European Dilemma, Oxford: Oxford Scholarship on Line. Available at: http://www.oxfordscholarship.com/view/10.1093/0198280521.001.0001/acprof-9780198280521

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik, Peo Hansen and Stephen Castles (2006) Migration, Citizenship and the European Welfare State. A European Dilemma, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Also available as e-book.

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2006)
"Den svenska 'vertikala mosaiken'"', in Olofsson, Jonas and Maria Zavisic (eds.) Vägar till en öppnare arbetsmarknad, Arbetslivsinstitutets Årsbok 2006, Stockholm: Arbetslivsinstitutet

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik & Aleksandra Ålund (2005) 'Mångfald: Internationale erfaringer', in Gunnarsson, Ewa, Anders Neergaard and Arne Nilsson (eds.) Storstadsantologi, Stockholm: Arbetslivsinstitutet

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2005) 'Nätverkssamhällets 'blodiga outsourcing'. Migration och postfordistisk omvandling', Rasismer i Europa - arbetsmarknadens flexibla förtryck, Stockholm: Agora

Schierup, Carl-Ulrik (2003) 'Migration, Ethnic Divisions and Dimensions of Social Exclusion: The Relevance os United States Theories for European Research', in Zeybekoglu, Emrehan and Bo Johansson (eds.) Migration and Labour in Europe. Views from Turkey and Sweden, Istanbul: Marmara University Research Center for International Relations and The Nat

Schierup C.U. (1995) 'A European Dilemma: Myrdal, the American Creed and Eu Europe'. International Sociology, 10(4): 347-67.

1994 - 2016

Funding

Forte Forskningsrådet arbetsliv, hälsa, välfärd
Linköpings universitet
The National Institute for Working Life

REMESO Project Leader

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Professor

Participants from REMESO

Aleksandra Ålund
Karin Krifors
Magnus Dahlstedt
Peo Hansen
Susanne Urban
Viktor Vesterberg

Participants not from REMESO

  • Dr. Simone Scarpa, REMESO, Linköping University
  • Professor Stephen Castles, University of Sidney

Contact for project

carl-ulrik.schierup@liu.se


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