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  • 151.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Upphandlingar och nerköp : Om lagstadgad social dumpning i byggnadsbranschen –ett debattinlägg2012Report (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 152.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    When tender turns tough: posted workers and the tendering regime in the Swedish construction industry2012In: Construction Management and Economics, ISSN 0144-6193, E-ISSN 1466-433X, Vol. 30, no 7, p. 525-533Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The outcome of the so-called Laval case and related judgments of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has led to a debate about the future of the European social model. Although several analyses have focused on the downside of the judgments, in particular on the risk of ‘wage dumping’, one important but overlooked aspect is the connection to tendering regimes. This lacuna is crucial to labour recruitment practices in the construction industry because of the important role of public authorities as buyers of large construction services within the European Union. The research question is whether rigidity in how public authorities are required to tender contracts strengthens downward pressure on wages and induces a deterioration in working conditions. Case study material from Sweden is used in the context of extensive previous research and preliminary findings from an ongoing research project. Because of the short time span since the rulings of the ECJ there is only anecdotal evidence for establishing a mutually reinforcing connection between the system for awarding tenders in Swedish construction and the wider impacts of Laval on the labour market. Nevertheless, new evidence suggests that labour recruitment and human resource management practices are being shaped by a tendering regime governed by requirements of ‘cost flexibility’.

  • 153.
    Tibajev, Andrey
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO – Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Utrikes födda på arbetsmarknaden i Sverige: en forskningsöversikt2016Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Denna forskningsöversikt har tagits fram på uppdrag av Försäkringskassan, för att stödja myndigheten i att utveckla sitt samarbete med andra aktörer i arbetet med att stödja utrikes föddas integration på arbetsmarknaden, och i och med ett ökat  arbetsmarknadsdeltagande minska risken för sjukskrivning för gruppen. Syftet med rapporten är att sammanställa tillgänglig internationellt publicerad forskning om utrikes föddas förutsättningar på svensk arbetsmarknad, samt studier av utrikes föddas hälsa och användande av välfärdssystemet i relation till arbetsmarknaden.

    Rapporten har skrivits av Andrey Tibajev vid Institutet för forskning om migration, etnicitet och samhälle (REMESO) vid Linköpings universitet, i dialog med Christian Ståhl vid Rikscentrum för arbetslivsinriktad rehabilitering, Institutionen för medicin och hälsa, Linköpings universitet.

  • 154.
    Tshabalala, Xolani
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Hyenas of the Limpopo: The Social Politics of Undocumented Movement Across South Africa’s Border with Zimbabwe2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    An increasing number of people today cross the Beitbridge border of South Africa and Zimbabwe. This comes with a corresponding growth of creative strategies that seek to aid the crossing of those people and goods that may lack the necessary documentation. Such ‘informal’ border crossings have come to define one of the important economic regions in Southern Africa, the post-1994 Limpopo Valley.

    This thesis approaches routine acts of facilitating undocumented border crossings as an everyday social politics with deep historical roots. By use of archival and ethnographic methods, the thesis examines the social history and embodied practices of a variety of actors who engage in undocumented border crossings. A particular focus is placed on the role of private transporters (omalayitsha), who represent an important link between an exclusionary and yet fragmentary migration regime and undocumented travellers. In three theoretical and four empirical chapters, and inspired by border studies as well as the critical realist approach in migration studies, the thesis connects border practice to irregular movement and cheap labour within a regional context defined, in part, by dispossession. Through thick interpretations of the lived experience of border practice, the study also connects such political economic processes (e.g. migrant irregularity, labour precarity and economic informality) to questions of social identity and migrant subjectivities.

    By situating the figure of the hyena at the centre of Southern African border struggles, the thesis invents an analytical concept that serves both an empirical and a theoretical task. Empirically, it enables a synthetic understanding of how everyday contestations around the possibility to work across the border for low-skill migrants have been interacting, through time, with broader processes of capital accumulation to partly shape the region’s migrant labour system. Theoretically, it shows how facilitation of undocumented border crossings calls for new sociological models that can account for processes that escape binary classification (as formal or informal, inclusive or exclusive, legal or illegal, ordered or disordered), thus contributing to a better understanding of the role of migration in the contemporary world. 

  • 155.
    Vanoni, Didier
    et al.
    FORS recherche sociale, France.
    Foultier, Christophe
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Remy, Julien
    International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.
    Les attributions de logements sociaux, entre règles et pratiques2009In: Revue Recherche sociale, ISSN 0034-124X, no 1891, p. 4-80Article, review/survey (Other academic)
  • 156.
    Vesterberg, Viktor
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Ethnicizing Employability: Governing the Unemployed in Labour Market Projects in Sweden2016Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The dissertation analyzes labour market projects co-financed by the European Social Fund (ESF) targeting unemployed migrants and ethnicized groups. The analysis is qualitative, discourse-oriented and based on Foucault’s concept of governmentality. More specifically, it is highlighted how the target groups are ethnicized through discourses of employability and learning. The thesis consists of four articles. In the first three articles, focus is mainly on how the projects present themselves through their project descriptions in the ESF project bank and the fourth article is mainly based on ethnographic material. Overall, this dissertation highlights different aspects of inclusion work directed towards migrants and ethnicized target groups that can be seen as problematic and sometimes contradictory. Tendencies to individualize unemployment and thus positioning the unemployed project participants as responsible for their situation is interrogated in the thesis. Further, it is analyzed how culture and ethnicity is used in ways that are likely to strengthen the target groups ‘Otherness’ in relation to a ‘Swedishness’ that often become synonymous with what is perceived as normal and thus widening the gap between ‘us’ and ‘them’ when the stated goal is the opposite. This dissertation can serve as a starting point to reflect on how inclusion efforts and labour market projects seeking to produce social inclusion and employability may be at risk to categorize people in different ways, which can sometimes be problematic in relation to what the efforts seek to achieve.

    List of papers
    1. Learning to be swedish: governing migrants in labour-market projects
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Learning to be swedish: governing migrants in labour-market projects
    2015 (English)In: Studies in Continuing Education, ISSN 0158-037X, E-ISSN 1470-126X, Vol. 37, no 3, p. 302-316Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This article focuses on adult learning in labour-market projects targeting unemployed migrants in Sweden. Drawing on a Foucauldian analysis of governmentality, the results of the study problematize the ways that such projects produce individualizing discourses – targeting individuals, constructing them as responsible for their position as unemployed. The project’s target groups are generally defined not on the basis of ethnicity as such, but rather using terms such as non-Nordic background, foreign born and immigrants. However, two groups considered especially problematic are constructed through ethnicity: Somali and Roma people. The notion of social competency is analysed here as a way of constructing the unemployed migrants as not yet employable. Another significant result concerns the notion of gender equality, which makes migrants governable because it constructs boundaries between Swedishness and Otherness. In line with this rationality, the targeted migrants are governed towards Swedishness through learning gender equality. These results raise a number of issues of great concern for the inclusion of migrants in the labour market, as they highlight a paradoxical relationship between the inclusive ambitions of interventions targeting unemployed migrants and the ethnicized discourses of ‘Othering’ that imbue these learning practices.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Routledge, 2015
    Keywords
    integration, migrants, learning, employability, governing, anställningsbarhet, integration, svenskhet, arbetslöshet, lärande
    National Category
    International Migration and Ethnic Relations Work Sciences Learning
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-120371 (URN)10.1080/0158037X.2015.1043987 (DOI)000362828100006 ()
    Available from: 2015-08-03 Created: 2015-08-03 Last updated: 2017-12-04Bibliographically approved
    2. Ethnicized un/employability: Problematized Others and the shaping of advanced liberal subjects
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ethnicized un/employability: Problematized Others and the shaping of advanced liberal subjects
    2013 (English)In: Ephemera : Theory and Politics in Organization, ISSN 2052-1499, E-ISSN 1473-2866, Vol. 13, no 4, p. 737-757Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    This paper suggests some analytical tools for theoretically informed qualitative research of the nexus of employability and ethnicity. A governmentality perspective, inspired by Michel Foucault and others who have elaborated on his thoughts, constitutes the analytical approach of the paper. This approach directs the analytical focus towards problematizations and how the conduct of the governed subjects is guided. The analytical tools and approach are then employed using an empirical example. The analysis shows how a certain disadvantaged group – unemployed Somalis in Sweden – is problematized in the context of a labour market project co-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). The paper discusses how different techniques, such as resume-writing, personal action plan, guidance and job interview training are deployed in order to reshape these problematized and ethnicized Others into advanced liberal subjects, or ‘employable’ individuals.

    Keywords
    Ethnicity, employability, ethnicization, governmentality, advanced liberal subject
    National Category
    Work Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-101007 (URN)
    Available from: 2013-11-16 Created: 2013-11-16 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
    3. Exploring Misery Discourses: Problematized Roma in Labour Market Projects
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring Misery Discourses: Problematized Roma in Labour Market Projects
    2016 (English)In: European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults, ISSN 2000-7426, E-ISSN 2000-7426, ISSN 2000-7426, Vol. 7, no 1, p. 25-40Article in journal (Refereed) Published
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of this article is to analyse learning practices in labour market projects cofinanced by the European Social Fund (ESF) targeting unemployed Roma in Sweden. The empirical material consists of 18 project descriptions from ESF projects, as well as national and European policy documents concerned with the inclusion of the Roma in contemporary Europe. The contemporary empirical material is analysed in relation to a government report from 1956 concerning the ‘Roma issue’ in Sweden. The analytical perspective of the study is governmentality, and the analysis focuses on different kinds of problematizations and the discursive positioning of the Roma subjects. One of the main findings is that unemployed Roma are situated in various discourses of misery and constructed as in need of reshaping their subjectivities in order to become educable as well as employable.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Linköping University Electronic Press, 2016
    Keywords
    Learning, adult education, employability, roma, governmentality
    National Category
    Learning Work Sciences
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-126365 (URN)10.3384/rela.2000-7426.rela9071 (DOI)
    Available from: 2016-04-05 Created: 2016-03-23 Last updated: 2017-11-30Bibliographically approved
    4. Rationalities of exclusionary inclusion: constructing others while combating social exclusion
    Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rationalities of exclusionary inclusion: constructing others while combating social exclusion
    2017 (English)In: Reimagineering the nation: essays on twenty-first-century Sweden / [ed] Aleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Anders Neergaard, Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017, p. 141-163Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter analyzes labour market projects targeting unemployed migrants in Sweden. The goal of these projects is to increase employability and generate social inclusion among the targeted populations. The results of the chapter reveal a rationality that constructs exclusion of the targeted groups as essential for working with social inclusion – a rationality of exclusionary inclusion.

    Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
    Frankfurt: Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2017
    Series
    Political and Social Change, ISSN 2198-8587
    Keywords
    Social Exclusion, employability, ethnicity, Arbetslöshet, Invandrare, Sverige
    National Category
    Work Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations
    Identifiers
    urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-134345 (URN)10.3726/b10645 (DOI)9783631715185 (ISBN)9783631715208 (ISBN)9783631715192 (ISBN)
    Available from: 2017-02-06 Created: 2017-02-06 Last updated: 2017-03-14Bibliographically approved
  • 157.
    Wikström, Eva
    et al.
    Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten, Institutionen för socialt arbete. Institutionen för socialt arbete, Umeå universitet.
    Mešić, Nedžad
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Bärplockarna, utsattheten och de frivilliga krafterna2018In: Manifest för ett socialt arbete i tiden / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt och Philip Lalander, Lund: Studentlitteratur AB, 2018, 1, p. 251-266Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 158.
    Willén, Julia
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    del Fierro, Claudia (Editor)
    Contested histories from el Complejo: an anthology2017Collection (editor) (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 159.
    Willén, Julia
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Gruvornas röster2007In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 4, p. 33-37Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 160.
    Willén, Julia
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Past futures lost: people power of the south as utopian concurrence2017In: Contested histories from el Complejo: An anthology / [ed] Carlsson, Hans; del Fierro, Claudia; Willén, Julia, Munkedal: Julia Willén , 2017, p. 85-96Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 161.
    Willén, Julia
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Vad är en källtext?: Eurocentrism och vittnesbörd som källtext2009In: Kanon ifrågasatt: Kanoniseringsprocesser och makten över vetandet / [ed] Leppänen, Katarina; Lundahl, Mikela, Hedemora: Gidlunds förlag, 2009, p. 51-74Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 162.
    Willén, Julia
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Jonsson, Stefan
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Writing history for an uncertain future: concluding remarks2017In: Austere histories in European societies: social exclusion and the contest of colonial memories / [ed] Stefan Jonsson, Julia Willén, London: Routledge, 2017, p. 182-194Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Following the failure of Europe to confront its supressed colonial past on a general level, the colonial wound continues to repeat itself. In the present, this wound is manifested as a colonial divide that separates postcolonial citizens, indigenes, and migrants from majority Europeans. In this concluding chapter, we argue that this inequality is being sanctioned by hegemonic history writing, as well as being maintained, or even aggravated, by the current ideological conditions of austerity. Against a horizon of an austere future, and as an alternative to the austere histories that are critically examined in this volume, we here suggest a historiography that takes its point of departure in this wound: how the colonial past transformed Europe and thus is preserved as an integral part of the present and its future.

  • 163.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Migration, austerity and new challenges to social sustainability in the Baltic States: A conversation with Charles Woolfson2013In: Immigration in times of emigration: Challenges and opportunities of migration and mobility in the Baltic Sea Region / [ed] Anna Horgby and Veronica Nordlund, Stockholm: Global utmaning , 2013, 1, p. 19-25Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Without immigration, populations across all the Baltic Sea states shrink. What happens when demographic pressures push countries of previously and persistently high emigration to rethink their immigration policies? In the Baltic Sea region, immigration still constitutes a largely unused resource for development and strengthened competitiveness. We have to start viewing human migration and mobility as the resources for welfare improvement that they have the potential to be. But in order to tap into this resource, it is crucial to manage the challenges associated with migration, mobility and integration.This report captures a selection of some of the most thought-provoking expert contributions to the project "Migration as part of a policy for increased competitiveness" - a collaboration of think tanks and research institutes working with issues of migration and integration in the Baltic Sea region. In eleven chapters that refl ect the wealth and range of knowledge that has been shared and discussed in the course of this project, the report covers themes such as multiculturalism, the dangers of austerity politics, and the Europeanisation of migration policy. It also gives an accessible overview of recent developments in migration and integration policy in the Baltic States, Sweden and Poland."I applaud this endeavour to promote cooperation and increased understanding of the Baltic Sea region"s migration and integration challenges and opportunities ahead."Jan Niessen, Director of the Migration Policy Group, Brussels

  • 164.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    PREVENTABLE DISASTERS IN THE OFFSHORE OIL INDUSTRY: FROM PIPER ALPHA TO DEEPWATER HORIZON2012In: NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, ISSN 1048-2911, E-ISSN 1541-3772, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 497-524Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article compares two industrial disasters in the offshore oil industry, the explosion and fire on Piper Alpha off the coast of Scotland in 1988, the world’s worst offshore disaster, and the blowout and explosions on Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. It attempts to answer a simple question: Given the enormity of the first tragedy and the careful analysis of its circumstances and causes, why were the lessons of previous failure not learned by this globally organized industry, in the very heartland in the United States? The answer tells us much about the ability of corporate capital to configure regulatory regimes in its own interests and to do so in a manner that continues to threaten the safety and well-being of its employees and the wider environment.

  • 165.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Safety failures the offshore oil industry: From Piper Alpha to Deepwater Horizon2013In: Safety or Profit? : International Studies in Governance, Change and the Work Environment / [ed] Theo Nichols and David Walters, Amytyville, New York: Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., 2013, 1, p. 181-203Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    As the title Safety or Profit? suggests, health and safety at work needs to be understood in the context of the wider political economy. This book brings together contributions informed by this view from internationally recognized scholars. It reviews the governance of health and safety at work, with special reference to Australia, Canada, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Three main aspects are discussed. The restructuring of the labor market: this is considered with respect to precarious work and to gender issues and their implications for the health and safety of workers. The neoliberal agenda: this is examined with respect to the diminished power of organized labor, decriminalization, and new governance theory, including an examination of how well the health-and-safety-at-work regimes put in place in many industrial societies about forty years ago have fared and how distinctive the recent emphasis on self-regulation in several countries really is. The role of evidence: there is a dearth of evidence-based policy. The book examines how policy on health and safety at work is formulated at both company and state levels. Cases considered include the scant regard paid to evidence by an official inquiry into future strategy in Canada; the lack of evidence-based policy and the reluctance to observe the precautionary principle with respect to work-related cancer in the United Kingdom; and the failure to learn from past mistakes in the Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.  Intended Audience: Researchers; policymakers, trade union representatives, and officials interested in OHS; postgraduate students of OHS; OHS professionals; regulatory and socio-legal scholars.

  • 166.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The Economic Crisis, Austerity, and Migration: Exploring the Failed Trajectory of Neoliberal Post-Communism2012In: Socioeconomic Outcomes of the Global Financial Crisis: Theoretical Discussion and Empirical Case Studies / [ed] Ulrike Schuerkens, Routledge, 2012, 1, p. 38-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter ethnographically explores popular responses to the impacts of the global economic and financial crisis in Lithuania. It analyzes emergent “discourses of discontent” resulting from the collapse of mass living standards and expectations with its onset. It suggests that the failure of “voice,” as manifested in expressions of popular discontent and social dialogue, will result in the migratory “exit” of many of the disillusioned and increasingly desperate population. The impact of the crisis is all the more severe given previously burgeoning economic growth and rising expectations. Post-communist states such as Lithuania, having embraced a neo-liberal path of rapid economic transition to the free market, with minimal regard to considerations of social justice, now face gathering popular discontent and social turbulence.

  • 167.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The future of the construction industry: A Baltic view2012In: Construction Labour Research News, ISSN 1997-1745, no 4, p. 30-33Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This is a short contribution (an essay, a scenario, a vision paper) about the future of the building industry in Europe. It suggests that by the year 2020 there will have been a radical recalibrating of labour rights across the European space, in the name of restoring flexibility in the labour market and competitive dynamism to the European economy, and is a ‘warning parable’.

  • 168.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The Politics of Brexit: European Free Movement of Labour and Labour Standards2017Report (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper attempts to reassess the Brexit debate in the UK over immigration and free movement of labour in terms of the politics of austerity. It advances a progressive case for Brexit based on regaining national sovereignty to enable the effective defence of national labour standards outside of the neoliberal European project. The issue of labour standards is a cause that paradoxically the current Conservative administration has sought to champion, although on a highly contestable basis. In the UK general election of 2017, the Labour Party has significantly advanced its position on the basis of an anti-austerity program while the Conservative government has entered into a likely terminal crisis. It is argued that rejecting membership of the supranational European Union has the potential to advance labour rights further in an inclusive and non-xenophobic way.

  • 169.
    Woolfson, Charles
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    The ‘Singapore scenario’: The uncertain prospects for labour standards in post-Brexit Britain2017In: Industrial relations journal, ISSN 0019-8692, E-ISSN 1468-2338, Vol. 48, no 5-6, p. 384-402Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The Conservative government of Theresa May asserted that labour standards would be preserved post-Brexit. The Labour Party also privileged labour standards in its anti-austerity programme. The threat remains however that Brexit will provide an incentive to erode labour standards in a global ‘race to the bottom’ in a ‘Singapore scenario’.   

  • 170.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Fudge, Judy
    University of Kent, UK.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Migrant precarity and future challenges to labour standards in Sweden2014In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, ISSN 0143-831X, E-ISSN 1461-7099, Vol. 35, no 4, p. 695-715Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Fears of a ‘race to the bottom’ in labour standards may have been overstated. Nevertheless, using Sweden as a case study, it is argued that the diminished capacity of trade unions to defend labour standards following the Laval judgement of the European Court of Justice, together with a decline in trade union density, a limited remit of enforcement authorities and recent changes to the Swedish labour migration regime, may have detrimental impacts on labour standards, particularly in low-skill low-wage occupations. In combination, these developments are creating new spaces for migrant precariousness within the context of a formerly well-regulated Swedish labour market model.

  • 171.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Herzfeld Olsson, Petra
    Department of Law, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
    Thörnqvist, Christer
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Forced Labour and Migrant BerryPickers in Sweden2012In: International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations, ISSN 0952-617X, E-ISSN 1875-838X, Vol. 28, no 2, p. 147-167Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Groups of migrant berry pickers arriving annually in Sweden from both Asia and the newer European Union Member States have been subject to exploitation over the years. The problem appears to persist in spite of public and international concern and successive regulatory reforms. An examination of this problem from a forced labour perspective suggests inadequate implementation and application of international norms in Swedish law, as well as deficiencies in the application of criminal-law and in regulatory oversight. Policy recommendations regarding the labour conditions for seasonal migrant workers in Sweden are put forward.

  • 172.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Juska, Arunas
    University of East Carolina, USA.
    Austerity era policing, protest and passivity in Lithuania2014In: Urban (In)Security: Policing the Neoliberal Crisis / [ed] Volker Eik and Kendra Briken, Ottowa: Red Quill Publications , 2014, 1, p. 294-322Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    During the global crisis, in Lithuania the centralization of the police force accelerated as locally accountable and more community-oriented municipal police units came under the direct control and supervision of the national police headquarters. Centralization of command and control went hand in hand with policies strengthening the military ethos of police, manifested in military-style deployments resulting in the supression of popular 'voice' in mass demonstrations and increasing propensities to 'exit' among the discontented population.

  • 173.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Juska, Arunas
    East Carolina University, USA.
    Neoliberal Austerity and Corporate Crime: The collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia2014In: NEW SOLUTIONS: A Journal of Environmental and Occupational Health Policy, ISSN 1048-2911, E-ISSN 1541-3772, Vol. 24, no 2, p. 129-152Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The roof collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia on November 21, 2013 left 54 dead. This analysis identifies the disaster as a “safety crime.” Neoliberal deregulatory measures, intensified by the global economic and financial crisis and a programme of radical austerity, together with corporate and state disregard of public safety and well-being, combined to produce the disaster. The wider context and underlying causes of catastrophic safety failure exemplify the inherently contradictory character of the neoliberal “Baltic model” of austerity, recently much in vogue with international policymakers in both Europe and the United States. The authors conclude that the current renewed drive by the European Commission towards reducing regulation for business, especially in the aftermath of the crisis, further justifies longstanding anti-regulatory preferences of neoliberal domestic elites, with the result that the costs of disregard for public safety are externalized onto the general populace.

  • 174.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Juska, Arunas
    University of East Carolina, NC, USA.
    Postscript: a very Baltic tragedy - the collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia2014In: The contraditions of austerity: the socio-economic costs of the neoliberal Baltic model / [ed] Jeffrey Sommers and Charles Woolfson, London and New York: Routledge, 2014, p. 149-173Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The roof collapse of the Maxima supermarket in Riga, Latvia on November 21, 2013 left 54 dead. This analysis identifies the disaster as a “safety crime.” Neoliberal deregulatory measures, intensified by the global economic and financial crisis and a programme of radical austerity, together with corporate and state disregard of public safety and well-being, combined to produce the disaster. The wider context and underlying causes of catastrophic safety failure exemplify the inherently contradictory character of the neoliberal “Baltic model” of austerity, recently much in vogue with international policymakers in both Europe and the United States. The authors conclude that the current renewed drive by the European Commission towards reducing regulation for business, especially in the aftermath of the crisis, further justifies longstanding anti-regulatory preferences of neoliberal domestic elites, with the result that the costs of disregard for public safety are externalized onto the general populace.

  • 175.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Mesic, Nedzad
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Roma berry pickers in Sweden: Economic crisis and new contingents of the austeriat2015In: Transfer - European Review of Labour and Research, ISSN 1024-2589, E-ISSN 1996-7284, Vol. 21, no 1, p. 37-50Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the current era of austerity free movement of labour has produced an ongoing but also contingent flow of migrant labour, an austeriat, moving from poorer crisis-hit regions of Europe to those countries such as Sweden where the crisis has been less severe. This article describes the working and living experiences of Bulgarian Roma berry pickers in Sweden. It argues that, in the context of a previously well-regulated labour market, an erosion of labour standards based on the exploitation of seasonal unskilled labour migrants from Bulgaria is occurring in the Swedish berry industry, in turn posing challenges for labour market actors and regulatory authorities. The article concludes with a discussion of what might be appropriate European and national trade union responses to the issues of labour precariousness which have emerged.

  • 176.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sommers, Jeffrey
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
    Austerity and the Demise of Social Europe: The Baltic Model versus the European Social Model2016In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 13, no 1, p. 78-93Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article draws on the experience of the imposition of radical austerity measures in the Baltic states. It challenges the myth that austerity can be achieved in a socially and economically ‘costless’ manner. Baltic-style austerity has now become a template of ‘successful adjustment’ and a recipe for recovery of the Eurozone. The authors argue contra such ‘myth-making’ that austerity is compromising the longer run sustainability of societies that follow this path, while simultaneously ending prospects of the adhesion of a European ‘Social Model’ in the post-communist periphery. The article is a contribution to an emerging debate in academic and policy circles concerning the viability and future of Europe’s ‘Social Model’ in an age of austerity.

  • 177.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sommers, Jeffrey
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA.
    Conclusion: The neoliberal Baltic austerity model against Social Europe2014In: The Contradictions of Austerity : The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model / [ed] Jeffrey Sommers and Charles Woolfson, London and New York: Routledge, 2014, 1, p. 103-110Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 178.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Sommers, Jeffrey
    Univesity of Wisconsin-MIlwaukee, USA.
    Introduction: The Baltics and the political economy of austerity2014In: The Contradictions of Austerity: The Socio-Economic Costs of the Neoliberal Baltic Model / [ed] Jeffrey Sommers and Charles Woolfson, London and New York: Routledge, 2014, 1, p. 1-16Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 179.
    Woolfson, Charles
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Vanadzins, I.
    Institute of Occupational Safety and Environmental Health, Latvia.
    Historical and contemporary challenges to occupational safety and health in Latvia2014In: Policy and Practice in Health and Safety, ISSN 1477-3996, E-ISSN 1477-4003, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 47-65Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This paper addresses the historical and contemporary challenges created for occupational safety and health in the EU member state of Latvia, which joined the European Union in 20It examines the historical background for the determinants of workplace health and safety in Latvia as a former Soviet republic, and thereafter, following independence from the USSR in 1991, as an open-market neoliberal economy. These divergent contexts have set a problematic trajectory of reactive path dependency with respect to the regulation of occupational safety and health.With the onset of the economic and financial crisis of 2008 onwards, Latvia suffered a particularly sharp economic downturn. We suggest that previous limited advances made in the management of occupational safety and health at the workplace level since accession to the European Union may have been undermined. Ever since the crisis, business and policy actors have sought to promote rapid economic recovery as the overall priority, at the expense of protective occupational safety and health regulation. This approach was brought into sharp relief with the collapse of the Maxima supermarket roof in Riga in November 2013, resulting in 54 fatalities. The event has raised debates on the enforcement of safety regulation in the new era of neoliberal austerity to a greater level of public salience, although with, as yet, uncertain policy outcomes.

  • 180.
    Wright, Egil
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO – Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society.
    I politikens gränsland - mellan medborgerlig aktivism och extremism: En studie om passioner och mobilisering2016Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
    Abstract [sv]

    Arbetet behandlar frågor rörande hur olika politiska subjekt ställs i ett dikotomt förhållande till varandra genom diskursiva praktiker. Meningsmotståndare tänks utmana varandras olika samhällsvisioner inom ett politiskt rum som utgörs av den demokratiska processen. Detta rum kan artikuleras genom olika politiska styrningsformer, exempelvis konsensuspolitik eller agonism. Oavsett form tänks samhällsordningen och dess politiska styrelseform med tiden etableras genom dess allmänna acceptans som underbyggs av dess legitimitet och acceptans av samhället i stort. Denna cementering kännetecknas av begreppet hegemoni.

    Studien utgår till stor del utifrån Chantal Mouffes tankar om det politiska som något som kräver ett konfliktelement för att driva samhällsutvecklingen framåt. Således ses konsensuspolitik som något som i längden skadar den demokratiska processen och det demokratiska samhället. Genom ett diskursanalytiskt tillvägagångssätt tolkas våldsbejakande extremism som ett fenomen utpekat av och genom samhällets hegemoniska ordning. Våldsbejakande extremism är således de krafter som bjuder den hegemoniska ordningen motstånd genom att presentera alternativa samhällsvisioner. När motstånd och förändringsmöjligheter inte upplevs kunna föras genom de etablerade demokratiska strukturerna riskerar de utlöpa i våldsamma sammandrabbningar, ofta betecknade våldsbejakande extremism. Således undersöker studien hur dessa olika krafter möts inom det politiska rummet och bjuder varandra motstånd. Det teoretiska ramverket konkretiseras genom det empiriska underlaget i form av intervjuer och rapporter.

  • 181.
    Yavuz, M. Hakan
    et al.
    Department of Political Science, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
    Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Turkish secularism and Islam under the reign of Erdoğan2019In: Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, ISSN 1468-3857, E-ISSN 1743-9639, Vol. 19, no 1Article in journal (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This article introduces a collection of articles that explore the role of religion (Sunni Islam) in the transformation of Turkey under the reign of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi, AKP). This special issue argues that the Turkish understanding of secularism was also one of the building blocks or/and constitutive elements of Turkeys modernisation until the rise of the AKP. Currently, however, it seems that religion has become a new or re-born element of the new Turkey and has been transforming many areas such as: the media, the Kurdish issue, implementation of the rule of law, foreign policy and gender issues. This special issue aims to scrutinise the question: how does a religion-based transformation in Turkey influence the raison detat of the state?

  • 182.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Ethnicity, Social Subordination and Cultural Resistance2003In: Multicultural Challenge / [ed] Grete Brochmann, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2003, p. 245-261Chapter in book (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The article discusses some general features of the dominant discourses of ethnicity and culture, their historical roots and relations to contemporary forms of multiculturalism. It compares different expressions of cultural belonging in European societies taking Sweden as an example. Departing from the complex meaning of culture the problems of essentialism inherent in concepts of culture and ethnicity are discussed. Sweden, as well as other European multiethnic societies, is undergoing a division along ethnic lines. Social inequalities tend to be understood in terms of cultural difference. Culture is usually connected with ethnicity and race and understood as pure, as an ᅵessence,ᅵ as related to some original and eternal ethnic core. In this way important aspects of cultural dynamics in the multiethnic society, not least among young people, are left unobserved. What are usually not recognized are cultural crossings and the emergence of composite identities and their relations to social structure.

  • 183.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Dahlstedt, Magnus
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, Social Work. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Ålund, Anna
    Swedish National Defence College, Sweden.
    Unequal Partnership?: "Immigrant Associations" and Adult Education in Sweden2008In: International Journal of Sociology, ISSN 0020-7659, E-ISSN 1557-9336, Vol. 38, no 2, p. 17-29Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The authors discuss cooperation between immigrant associations and public institutions for adult education in Sweden. They emphasize, on the one hand, the growing importance for social inclusion of activism among immigrant associations, and, on the other hand, their stigmatization and subordinate position. Based on empirical case studies from metropolitan Stockholm, the authors argue that these associations have become more or less institutionalized in terms of new partnerships (between state, municipality, and voluntary organizations) and have taken over a number of service functions from the receding welfare state. Focusing on issues of cooperation in the area of adult education, the authors examine problems of partnership and conclude that partnership is asymmetrical and problematic. Contextualizing a changing institutional system of adult education and its role in the social inclusion of migrants, they characterize these problems in terms of unequal dialogue, a culturally defined hierarchy, and adjustment to market exigencies.

  • 184.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    León Rosales, René
    Multicultural Centre, Stockholm, Sweden.
    Becoming an Activist Citizen: Individual Experiences and Learning Processes within the Swedish Suburban Movement2017In: Journal of Education and Culture Studies, ISSN 2573-0401, Vol. 1, no 2, p. 123-140Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Focusing on activism within a new “suburban movement” (förortsrörelse) in Sweden, this article explores the processes of becoming an activist from the perspective of post-migrant youth. The authors ask how individual identities are formed under conditions of social subordination and cultural stigmatization. Using interviews with urban activists the authors elaborate how this experience is contingent on individual and collective learning processes, and related to place struggle; the notion of self-identification for a “justice movement” among Swedish activists in ethnically mixed suburban areas. The article is based on Megafonen, a youth led organization grounded in Husby, a Stockholm suburb. Employing the notions of active and activist citizen, the interconnection of racialization and resistance, as well as how conditions of a racialized being affects the options of becoming an activist citizen, are explored.

  • 185.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO – Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Reichel, Isak
    Judiska centralrådet.
    Mellan marknad och volontär aktivism: att arbeta för social inkludering2016In: Utbildning, arbete, medborgarskap: strategier för social inkludering i den mångetniska staden / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt, Fredrik Hertzberg, Susanne Urban, Aleksandra Ålund, Umeå: Borea , 2016, 3, p. 341-363Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 186.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Schierup, Carl-Ulrik
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Making or Unmaking a Movement?: Challenges for Civic Activism in the Global Governance of Migration2018In: Globalizations, ISSN 1474-7731, E-ISSN 1474-774X, Vol. 15, no 5, p. 809-823Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This article discusses dilemmas of global civic activism from a neo-Gramscian perspective as both subordinated and a potential challenge to hegemonic neoliberal order. With the investigational focus on the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA) event, the space for civic activism relating to the intergovernmental Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) and its associated Civil Society Days and Common Space (CSD/CS) is analysed. The article asks how the future of PGA activism may be influenced by its formalised representation within the GFMD. It posits that the PGA has landed at a crossroad between becoming a global activist counterhegemonic movement to a dominant neoliberal migration policy and being captured in a tokenist subordinated inclusion within a truncated ‘invited space’ for interchange. This ambiguous position jeopardises its impact on global migration governance, discussed with reference to theories of transversal politics and issues of counterhegemonic alliance-building.

  • 187.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Schierup, Carl-UlrikLinköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Neergaard, AndersLinköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Nation i ombildning: essäer om 2000-talets Sverige2018Collection (editor) (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Sverige har länge betraktats som en demokratisk förebild och ett öppet och solidariskt välfärdssamhälle. Under 2000-talet har social ojämlikhet och boendesegregering ökat, åtföljd av rasism och en allt mer restriktiv flyktingpolitik. Sverige är en nation i ombildning. Åtstramningspolitik och högerpopulism har fått bred förankring i partipolitiken. Samtidigt uppstår motrörelser, där civilsamhälleliga aktörer kräver en fördjupad demokrati och social rättvisa. Vi står inför ett skifte. Kommer en nyliberal ekonomisk politik att smälta samman med en auktoritär, rasistisk populism? Eller är de nya rörelserna en öppning mot ett mer inkluderande, jämlikt och rättvist samhälle, där visionen för framtiden byggs på hopp och optimism — inte rädsla och hot?

  • 188.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Schierup, Carl-UlrikLinköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Neergaard, AndersLinköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Reimagineering the Nation: essays on twenty-first-century Sweden2017Collection (editor) (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural democracy. The book presents a multidisciplinary exposition on Sweden, seen in a wider European perspective. It addresses changing frameworks of citizenship, welfare and democracy, migration and asylum, urban segregation and labour market segmentation and processes of securitization. It illuminates intersecting dimensions of class, gender and racialization and juxtaposes xenophobic populism with new social justice and antiracist movements on a changing political stage. Addressing a growing alignment with retrogressive illiberal policies across Europe, the volume exposes the reach of the adverse direction in which European "integration" is currently heading.

  • 189.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Schierup, Carl-Ulrik
    Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Neergaard, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Осень или весна демократии?: Эссе о миграции, социальных движениях и переменах в Швеции [Democratic fall or spring? An essay on migration, social movements and Sweden's current transformation]2016In: Транснациональные миграции и современные государства в условиях экономической турбулентности [Transnational migrations and modern states in times of economic turbulence] / [ed] Vladimir Malahov, Mark Simon, Moscow: Delo , 2016, p. 77-115Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 190.
    Ålund, Aleksandra
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Schierup, Car-Ulrik
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Neergaard, Anders
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Reimagineering the nation: essays on twenty-first-century Sweden2017Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural democracy. The book presents a multidisciplinary exposition on Sweden, seen in a wider European perspective. It addresses changing frameworks of citizenship, welfare and democracy, migration and asylum, urban segregation and labour market segmentation and processes of securitization. It illuminates intersecting dimensions of class, gender and racialization and juxtaposes xenophobic populism with new social justice and antiracist movements on a changing political stage. Addressing a growing alignment with retrogressive illiberal policies across Europe, the volume exposes the reach of the adverse direction in which European «integration» is currently heading.

  • 191.
    Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    An alternative reading of religion and authoritarianism: the new logic between religion and state in the AKPs New Turkey2019In: Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, ISSN 1468-3857, E-ISSN 1743-9639, Vol. 19, no 1, p. 79-98Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Since roughly 2011, the Turkish state and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) have been going through a process of mutual transformation. Some of the historical apprehensions, biases and frustrations exhibited by Turkey as a middle power have been absorbed by the relatively reformist AKP. Conversely, the AKP and its undisputed leader Erdogan have seen their socio-political fears, power based conflicts and ethno-religious desires become dominant in all areas, including religion. As a consequence of this bilateral transformation, Turkey has become both an inclusionary and a hegemonic-authoritarian state, and at the same time a weak one. Within this new identity and structure of the state, Sunni Islam has become one of the regimes key focal points, with a new logic. This article seeks to explain the transformation of the relations between the AKPs Turkish state, religion and religious groups, by scrutinising Karrie Koesels logic of state-religion interaction in authoritarian regimes.

  • 192.
    Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Anatomy of a civil war: sociopolitical impacts of the Kurdish conflict in Turkey2019In: Ethnic and Racial Studies, ISSN 0141-9870, E-ISSN 1466-4356Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 193.
    Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Univ Strasbourg, France.
    Contemporary Turkey in Conflict: Ethnicity, Islam and Politics2018In: New Perspectives on Turkey, ISSN 0896-6346, E-ISSN 1305-3299, no 58, p. 222-226Article, book review (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    n/a

  • 194.
    Öztürk, Ahmet Erdi
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Univ Strasbourg, France.
    Sozeri, Semiha
    Univ Amsterdam, Netherlands.
    Diyanet as a Turkish Foreign Policy Tool: Evidence from the Netherlands and Bulgaria2018In: Politics and Religion, ISSN 1755-0483, E-ISSN 1755-0491, Vol. 11, no 3, p. 624-648Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    How does Turkeys Presidency of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) act as an instrument of foreign policy (FP)? What are the factors that allow such an instrumentalization of Islam in Turkish FP? In addressing these questions, this paper uses semi-structured expert interviews from Bulgaria and the Netherlands. Although both countries host a sizeable Muslim minority, these populations differ in their characteristics and historical ties with Turkey. Comparing Diyanets role in the Netherlands with its recent Turkish-Muslim diaspora, and in Bulgaria with its centuries-old Muslim minority allows us to reveal variation in the practical engagement strategies that Diyanet adopts in different country contexts. Thus, this paper advances two main claims; first, Diyanet serves as a primary FP tool of Turkey in countries with a significant Turkish-Muslim minority. Secondly, this instrumentalization destabilizes secularization projects both at home and abroad.

  • 195.
    Jonsson, Stefan (Author of introduction, etc.)
    Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Om Anna Ådahls Massor2018Artistic output (Unrefereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Anna Ådahl 2018 av Stefan Jonsson (ENG) 180415 rev SJ.docPage 1of 5Stefan JonssonOnAnna Ådahl’s CrowdsFew things areasbewitchingas the sight of large crowds in motion. Consider the flock of swallows, tens of thousands of birds in perfect coordination,forminga dancing cloud.Considerthe opening of the Olympic Games, a military paradein China or the crowdmaking its way acrossSergel’s torg in Stockholm during rush hour. Look at the colony of ants, the start of the long distance cross-country ski raceVasaloppet, a herd of cattle or the procession of demonstratorsthat stretches for miles in front of and behind you. Anna Ådahl often takes such perspectives. She entersthe metroand seeks a viewpoint with an overview. Then she resolutely places herself or her stand-in in the flow and creates a dam....

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