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Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2297-8348
Pubblicato per la prima volta
16 Apr 2016
Periodo di pubblicazione
3 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

Volume 47 (2021): Edizione 1 (March 2021)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2297-8348
Pubblicato per la prima volta
16 Apr 2016
Periodo di pubblicazione
3 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

9 Articoli
Accesso libero

Editorial

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 3 - 6

Astratto

Accesso libero

Introduction: The Sociology of Migration in Switzerland: Past, Present and Future

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 7 - 26

Astratto

Accesso libero

Exploring New Avenues for Knowledge Production in Migration Research: A Debate Between Bridget Anderson and Janine Dahinden Pre and After the Burst of the Pandemic

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 27 - 52

Astratto

Abstract

Janine Dahinden and Bridget Anderson discuss each other’s responses to the challenges of knowledge production in migration studies. Dahinden introduces the concept of the “migrant-citizen nexus” and Anderson argues for more attention to be paid to the racialisation of “the migrant” through the ways that nationality elides race and discuss the nationalistic policies adopted in reaction to the pandemic.

Parole chiave

  • De-nationalisation
  • de-migranticisation
  • migrant-citizen-nexus
  • racialisation
Accesso libero

Integration: 12 Proposals

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 53 - 69

Astratto

Abstract

Developing the critique of notions of the “integration of immigrants”, twelve propositions are advanced to diagnose the methodological nationalism of mainstream approaches. The concept of “integration” contains assumptions about the nature and functioning of modern society which, in a post-industrial and post-colonial context, are falsely trapped within the normative bounds of thinking for the nation-state. An alternate empirical operationalisation is suggested that would render traditional types of assimilation and integration research obsolete.

Parole chiave

  • Integration
  • assimilation
  • immigration
  • global inequalities
  • critique
Accesso libero

Immigration Policy in the Crossfire of Neoliberalism and Neonationalism

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 71 - 92

Astratto

Abstract

Previous scholarship has looked at Western states’ immigration policies from the vantage point of advancing liberalism. This perspective needs to be updated by including two additional factors: neoliberalism and a new nationalism that arises in its context, typically in the form of populist right parties. I argue that contemporary immigration policy is bifurcated into two policies with opposite logics: one of proactively courting the top, and another of reactively fending off the bottom. This dual structure is best explained in neoliberal terms, with neonationalism merely reinforcing but not generating it.

Parole chiave

  • Immigration policy
  • high-skilled migration
  • low-skilled migration
  • neoliberalism
  • nationalism
Accesso libero

(Un)Conditional Welfare? Tensions Between Welfare Rights and Migration Control in Swiss Case Law

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 93 - 114

Astratto

Abstract

This analysis of Swiss Federal Supreme Court judgements shows the coupling of welfare and migration control. Foreign nationals depending on social assistance might face the withdrawal of their residence permits. We show how the conveyed legal logics create conditionality of rights and a differentiation of (non-)citizens. The judgements individualise social assistance dependence and follow a neoliberal logic of economic participation. They establish rationalities which reinforce politics of belonging and welfare chauvinism.

Parole chiave

  • Social assistance
  • migration control
  • welfare chauvinism
  • exclusion
  • case law
Accesso libero

Migration and Recruitment of African Nurses in the UK: Between the Primacy of National Imperatives and Global Openness

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 115 - 135

Astratto

Abstract

In a globalized health market, what are the public policies that allow the United Kingdom (UK) to employ African migrant nurses to meet the health needs and to satisfy national and international public opinion? This is the question the article below asks. It is based on an analysis of the UK migration regulation policies and interviews with African migrant nurses in the UK. It uses a neo-institutionalist approach to explain the capacity of public policies to adapt and change in response to imperatives by the use of “room for manoeuvre”.

Parole chiave

  • African Nurses
  • migration
  • public policy
  • United Kingdom
  • globalization
Accesso libero

Researching the Dynamics of National Social Policy in a Globalized Society. A Proposal for a De-Nationalized Analytical Framework

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 137 - 155

Astratto

Abstract

Epistemological hierarchies in the social sciences stipulate that sedentarism is naturalised as a normality, and that mobility is viewed as a deviation. This article sets out to propose an analytical framework that takes the analysis beyond this kind of nationalized knowledge production, and to empirically show the gains of de-nationalized frameworks for analysis of social protection and dynamics of in-/equality in the globalised society. I will do this relying on the empirical example of the public old-age pension scheme in Sweden.

Parole chiave

  • Sweden
  • old-age pension
  • social policy
  • migration
  • transnationalism
Accesso libero

Ideological Boundary-Making: Representing Immigrants in an Anti-Immigration Party

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 157 - 176

Astratto

Abstract

How can migrant organisations affiliated to anti-immigration political parties reconcile their party’s ideology with the representation of immigrants? Based on a website content analysis, this article investigates the representative claims of a migrant group affiliated to the Swiss People’s Party. Comparing them to the discourse of its left-wing counterpart, the findings show that the group sets ideological boundaries between immigrants, establishing a hierarchy that enables it to contrast its members with the immigrants targeted by its party.

Parole chiave

  • Migrant organisations
  • radical right
  • representative claims
  • boundary-making
  • Switzerland
9 Articoli
Accesso libero

Editorial

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 3 - 6

Astratto

Accesso libero

Introduction: The Sociology of Migration in Switzerland: Past, Present and Future

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 7 - 26

Astratto

Accesso libero

Exploring New Avenues for Knowledge Production in Migration Research: A Debate Between Bridget Anderson and Janine Dahinden Pre and After the Burst of the Pandemic

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 27 - 52

Astratto

Abstract

Janine Dahinden and Bridget Anderson discuss each other’s responses to the challenges of knowledge production in migration studies. Dahinden introduces the concept of the “migrant-citizen nexus” and Anderson argues for more attention to be paid to the racialisation of “the migrant” through the ways that nationality elides race and discuss the nationalistic policies adopted in reaction to the pandemic.

Parole chiave

  • De-nationalisation
  • de-migranticisation
  • migrant-citizen-nexus
  • racialisation
Accesso libero

Integration: 12 Proposals

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 53 - 69

Astratto

Abstract

Developing the critique of notions of the “integration of immigrants”, twelve propositions are advanced to diagnose the methodological nationalism of mainstream approaches. The concept of “integration” contains assumptions about the nature and functioning of modern society which, in a post-industrial and post-colonial context, are falsely trapped within the normative bounds of thinking for the nation-state. An alternate empirical operationalisation is suggested that would render traditional types of assimilation and integration research obsolete.

Parole chiave

  • Integration
  • assimilation
  • immigration
  • global inequalities
  • critique
Accesso libero

Immigration Policy in the Crossfire of Neoliberalism and Neonationalism

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 71 - 92

Astratto

Abstract

Previous scholarship has looked at Western states’ immigration policies from the vantage point of advancing liberalism. This perspective needs to be updated by including two additional factors: neoliberalism and a new nationalism that arises in its context, typically in the form of populist right parties. I argue that contemporary immigration policy is bifurcated into two policies with opposite logics: one of proactively courting the top, and another of reactively fending off the bottom. This dual structure is best explained in neoliberal terms, with neonationalism merely reinforcing but not generating it.

Parole chiave

  • Immigration policy
  • high-skilled migration
  • low-skilled migration
  • neoliberalism
  • nationalism
Accesso libero

(Un)Conditional Welfare? Tensions Between Welfare Rights and Migration Control in Swiss Case Law

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 93 - 114

Astratto

Abstract

This analysis of Swiss Federal Supreme Court judgements shows the coupling of welfare and migration control. Foreign nationals depending on social assistance might face the withdrawal of their residence permits. We show how the conveyed legal logics create conditionality of rights and a differentiation of (non-)citizens. The judgements individualise social assistance dependence and follow a neoliberal logic of economic participation. They establish rationalities which reinforce politics of belonging and welfare chauvinism.

Parole chiave

  • Social assistance
  • migration control
  • welfare chauvinism
  • exclusion
  • case law
Accesso libero

Migration and Recruitment of African Nurses in the UK: Between the Primacy of National Imperatives and Global Openness

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 115 - 135

Astratto

Abstract

In a globalized health market, what are the public policies that allow the United Kingdom (UK) to employ African migrant nurses to meet the health needs and to satisfy national and international public opinion? This is the question the article below asks. It is based on an analysis of the UK migration regulation policies and interviews with African migrant nurses in the UK. It uses a neo-institutionalist approach to explain the capacity of public policies to adapt and change in response to imperatives by the use of “room for manoeuvre”.

Parole chiave

  • African Nurses
  • migration
  • public policy
  • United Kingdom
  • globalization
Accesso libero

Researching the Dynamics of National Social Policy in a Globalized Society. A Proposal for a De-Nationalized Analytical Framework

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 137 - 155

Astratto

Abstract

Epistemological hierarchies in the social sciences stipulate that sedentarism is naturalised as a normality, and that mobility is viewed as a deviation. This article sets out to propose an analytical framework that takes the analysis beyond this kind of nationalized knowledge production, and to empirically show the gains of de-nationalized frameworks for analysis of social protection and dynamics of in-/equality in the globalised society. I will do this relying on the empirical example of the public old-age pension scheme in Sweden.

Parole chiave

  • Sweden
  • old-age pension
  • social policy
  • migration
  • transnationalism
Accesso libero

Ideological Boundary-Making: Representing Immigrants in an Anti-Immigration Party

Pubblicato online: 28 Mar 2021
Pagine: 157 - 176

Astratto

Abstract

How can migrant organisations affiliated to anti-immigration political parties reconcile their party’s ideology with the representation of immigrants? Based on a website content analysis, this article investigates the representative claims of a migrant group affiliated to the Swiss People’s Party. Comparing them to the discourse of its left-wing counterpart, the findings show that the group sets ideological boundaries between immigrants, establishing a hierarchy that enables it to contrast its members with the immigrants targeted by its party.

Parole chiave

  • Migrant organisations
  • radical right
  • representative claims
  • boundary-making
  • Switzerland

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