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Meer, N., Dimaio, C., Hill, E., Angeli, M., Öberg, K. & Emilsson, H. (2021). Governing displaced migration in Europe: housing and the role of the “local”. Comparative Migration Studies, 9(1), Article ID 2.
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2021 (English)In: Comparative Migration Studies, ISSN 2214-8590, E-ISSN 2214-594X, Vol. 9, no 1, article id 2Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article will explore the extent to which a focus on the ‘local’ can tell us something meaningful about recent developments in the governance of displaced migrants and refugees. Taking a multi-sited approach spanning cases in the south and north of Europe, we consider how the challenge of housing and accommodation in particular, a core sector of migrant reception and integration, can shed light on the ways local and city level approaches may negotiate, and sometimes diverge from, national level policy and rhetoric. While it can be said that despite variation, local authorities are by definition ultimately ‘always subordinate’ (Emilsson, Comparative Migration Studies, 3: 1-17, 2015: 4), they can also show evidence of ‘decoupling’ across geographies of policy delivery (Pope and Meyer, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, 3: 280–305, 2016: 290). This article traces how possible local variations in different European cases are patterned by ground-level politics, local strategic networks, and pre-existing economic resources in a manner that is empirically detailed through the study of housing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
Keywords
Europe, Governance, Housing, Local, Migration, Refugees
National Category
Political Science
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42693 (URN)10.1186/s40878-020-00209-x (DOI)000702199400001 ()33520661 (PubMedID)2-s2.0-85099971601 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-06-03 Created: 2021-06-03 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Righard, E., Emilsson, H. & Öberg, K. (2019). Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Sweden: Provision and Governance. Malmö: Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Language Education for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Sweden: Provision and Governance
2019 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö: Malmö universitet, 2019. p. 46
Keywords
Sweden, Refugees, Language training, Svenska för invandrare, Flyktingar, Sverige
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-13697 (URN)
Projects
GLIMER - Governance and the Local Integration of Migrants and Europe's Refugees
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, FR-2017/0001
Available from: 2020-03-03 Created: 2020-03-03 Last updated: 2020-03-05Bibliographically approved
Osanami Törngren, S., Öberg, K. & Righard, E. (2018). The role of civil society in the integration of newly arrived refugees in Sweden. In: Agnese Lāce (Ed.), Agnese Lāce (Ed.), Newcomer Integration in Europe: Best Practices and Innovations Since 2015 (pp. 13-24). FEPS : Foundation for European Progressive Studies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of civil society in the integration of newly arrived refugees in Sweden
2018 (English)In: Newcomer Integration in Europe: Best Practices and Innovations Since 2015 / [ed] Agnese Lāce, FEPS : Foundation for European Progressive Studies , 2018, p. 13-24Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
FEPS : Foundation for European Progressive Studies, 2018
Keywords
refugee reception, asylum seeker, Sweden, civil society, refugee immigration
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-8526 (URN)27216 (Local ID)978-2-930769-08-0 (ISBN)27216 (Archive number)27216 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-04-26Bibliographically approved
Öberg, K. & Sager, M. (2017). Articulations of deportability: Changing migration policies in Sweden 2015/2016 (ed.). Refugee Review, 3, 2-14
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Articulations of deportability: Changing migration policies in Sweden 2015/2016
2017 (English)In: Refugee Review, ISSN 2371-9001, Vol. 3, p. 2-14Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The struggles of people who sought to enter and move across Europe became increasingly intense in 2015 with unthinkable numbers of deaths on the sea and other dangerous parts of the various alternative routes. Initially Europe witnessed a popular mobilisation of solidarity and demands for a humane response articulated by government officials as well as in the media. However, the government responses changed rapidly and were replaced by a narrative of crisis and a steering towards harsher regulations and closed borders aiming to limit the numbers of asylum seekers. In Sweden, following the construction of such a narrative of crisis the Social democratic/Green party government and the right wing opposition launched an initial migration political agreement in November 2015 that was followed by several interventions during 2016 that sought to restrict the possibilities to get permanent resident permits and to facilitate the expulsion of irregular migrants. These interventions imply a critical shift in the direction of Swedish migration and asylum regulations. In this paper we argue that this shift visibly and bluntly moves towards enforcing the links between migration politics and labour politics. In other words: to abandon a human rights perspective. In this paper our analysis focuses on the Swedish migration politics’ switching from permanent to temporary residence permits; the racialisation of service and domestic work low pay sectors; and the intensification of irregular migrant vulnerability through work site controls and other measures to increase deportation practices. We conceptualise the effects of these interventions as a racialised continuum of deportability and explore how this continuum is constructed, experienced and contested in the context of the government responses to present migrations. The analysis builds on two kinds of material: government documents and press releases regarding the migration political interventions, and ethnographic material from two different studies exploring structures and experiences of irregularity in the Swedish context (Sager 2011, Öberg 2014)

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ESPMI network, 2017
Keywords
Irregularity, Continuum of Deportability, Labour Market Regulation, Segmentation, Migration Policy
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4478 (URN)24144 (Local ID)24144 (Archive number)24144 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2022-06-27Bibliographically approved
Lind, J., Djampour, P., Sager, M., Söderman, E., Nordling, V., Mulinari, D., . . . Kalm, S. (2016). Jakt på papperslösa gör oss till en polisstat (ed.). Svenska Dagbladet (2016-10-04)
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2016 (Swedish)In: Svenska Dagbladet, ISSN 1101-2412, no 2016-10-04Article in journal, News item (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Regeringen föreslår nio åtgärder för att hitta och utvisa papperslösa. Det kommer att slå hårt och främst gå ut över redan svaga och jagade människor. Vi uppmanar därför regeringen att ta tillbaka åtgärderna, skriver 43 forskare.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Svenska Dagbladet, 2016
Keywords
undocumented, police, racial profiling, criminalisation
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-4497 (URN)23536 (Local ID)23536 (Archive number)23536 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-28 Created: 2020-02-28 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Projects
International Migration and Urban Development (IMUD) Panel; Malmö University
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