Malmö University Publications
Change search
Link to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Publications (10 of 24) Show all publications
Suter, B. & Ekstedt, J. (2023). Resettlement in the ‘new’ Sweden: Potential consequences of the 2022 introduction of integration criteria in the quota refugee programme. Oslo
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Resettlement in the ‘new’ Sweden: Potential consequences of the 2022 introduction of integration criteria in the quota refugee programme
2023 (English)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oslo: , 2023. p. 4
Keywords
Resettlement, Refugees, Vulnerability
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-62415 (URN)
Projects
The Future of Resettlement: Vulnerability Revisited
Available from: 2023-09-11 Created: 2023-09-11 Last updated: 2023-09-11Bibliographically approved
Jerve Ramsøy, I., Böhm, F. & Kujawa, I. (2021). Attaining Durability in the European Resettlement Regime: The Role of Norms and Values.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Attaining Durability in the European Resettlement Regime: The Role of Norms and Values
Show others...
2021 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Resettlement is a tool for the international protection of refugees which has received increased attention by the EU and member states in the wake of the 2015 refugee reception crisis. This report asks how to best ensure that resettlement functions as a durable solution for refugee protection, as is intended by the UNHCR. Here we consider ideas, practices, and actors within the European resettlement regime – from selection in first countries of asylum to the reception of resettlement beneficiaries and their integration in receiving municipalities. Our analysis is based on interviews and participant observation with actors involved in all steps of resettlement to Germany and Sweden, and from local and international organizations in countries of first asylum (Lebanon and Turkey), as well as comparative insights from the USA. Based on the best practices observed in our research material we provide recommendations that we deem conducive to a more holistic and humanitarian approach to resettlement. This includes facilitating spaces for resettlement beneficiaries’ agency throughout the regime, for ‘eye-level’ encounters of mutual respect between the actors involved, and for thinking long-term and holistically about integration as an intrinsic part of resettlement. Ultimately, we argue that centring durability in the different processes of resettlement can serve as a way for the EU to commit to the humanitarian values at the core of international refugee protection.

Publisher
p. 45
Series
NoVaMigra - Deliverable: Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis
Keywords
Novamigra; Resettlement; Norms and Values; Regime Analysis; European Resettlement Regime; Durability; European Values; Agency; Refugee Protection; Refugee Reception Crisis
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-43747 (URN)10.17185/duepublico/74425 (DOI)
Projects
Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 770330
Available from: 2021-06-18 Created: 2021-06-18 Last updated: 2022-04-26Bibliographically approved
Böhm, F., Jerve Ramsøy, I. & Suter, B. (2021). Norms and Values in Refugee Resettlement: A Literature Review of Resettlement to the EU. Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Norms and Values in Refugee Resettlement: A Literature Review of Resettlement to the EU
2021 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

As a result of the refugee reception crisis in 2015 the advocacy for increasing resettlement numbers in the overall refugee protection framework has gained momentum, as has research on resettlement to the EU. While the UNHCR purports resettlement as a durable solution for the international protection of refugees, resettlement programmes to the European Union are seen as a pillar of the external dimension of the EU’s asylum and migration policies and management. This paper presents and discusses the literature regarding the value transmissions taking place within these programmes. It reviews literature on the European resettlement process – ranging from the selection of refugees to be resettled, the information and training they receive prior to travelling to their new country of residence, their reception upon arrival, their placement and dispersal in the receiving state, as well as programs of private and community sponsorship. The literature shows that even if resettlement can be considered an external dimension of European migration policy, this process does not end at the border. Rather, resettlement entails particular forms of reception, placement and dispersal as well as integration practices that refugees are confronted with once they arrive in their resettlement country. These practices should thus be understood in the context of the resettlement regime as a whole.

In this paper we map out where and how values (here understood as ideas about how something should be) and norms (expectations or rules that are socially enforced) are transmitted within this regime. ‘Value transmission’ is here understood in a broad sense, taking into account the values that are directly transmitted through information and education programmes, as well as those informing practices and actors’ decisions. Identifying how norms and values figure in the resettlement regime aid us in further understanding decision making processes, policy making, and the on-the-ground work of practitioners that influence refugees’ lives. An important finding in this literature review is that vulnerability is a central notion in international refugee protection, and even more so in resettlement. Ideas and practices regarding vulnerability are, throughout the resettlement regime, in continuous tension with those of security, integration, and of refugees’ own agency. The literature review and our discussion serve as a point of departure for developing further investigations into the external dimension of value transmission, which in turn can add insights into the role of norms and values in the making and un-making of (external) boundaries/borders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2021. p. 43
Series
Current Themes in IMER Research, ISSN 1652-4616 ; 21:1
Keywords
Norms and values, Resettlement, European Union, vulnerability, regime, migration, policy, refugee protection, borders, boundaries, integration
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-41302 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178771776 (DOI)978-91-7877-177-6 (ISBN)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 770330
Note

The material for this paper has been collected and reviewed as part of the Horizon 2020 project NOVAMIGRA - Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis. The initial version of this paper (Deliverable 3.4, a confidential document for internal use within the project only) was the first of a two-part deliverable on the external dimension of European norms and values. The initial version contained contributions from our project partners at the Centre for Migration Studies (CeBaM), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poland, Elżbieta M. Goździak, Izabella Main, Izabela Kujawa in the form of fieldwork material. This fieldwork material, together with our own from various countries, will be part of our analysis in the second part of this deliverable – a forthcoming (2021) report on best practices of value transmission in resettlement (Deliverable 3.5).

Available from: 2021-03-16 Created: 2021-03-16 Last updated: 2022-04-26Bibliographically approved
Suter, B. (2021). Social Networks and Mobility in Time and Space: Integration Processes of Burmese Karen Resettled Refugees in Sweden. The Journal of Refugee Studies, 34(1), 700-717
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social Networks and Mobility in Time and Space: Integration Processes of Burmese Karen Resettled Refugees in Sweden
2021 (English)In: The Journal of Refugee Studies, ISSN 0951-6328, E-ISSN 1471-6925, Vol. 34, no 1, p. 700-717Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although there are exceptions, refugees from protracted refugee situations generally experience an overall slower integration process into the new country than other refugees and immigrants. Often the circumstances in the refugee camps, including lacking education and social networks, are used to explain this. This article looks at the post-resettlement integration process of Burmese Karen refugees in Sweden through a capital approach. Consequently, the analysis is concerned with the accumulation of resources-such as social networks-both in the pre- and post-resettlement contexts. Mobility is acknowledged as a decisive factor in this process and, as such, mobility practices from both before and after resettlement are highlighted to better understand the refugees' social, cultural and economic embeddedness. As this article argues, social and cultural capital acquired before resettlement is of crucial importance to create social networks after resettlement and hence to the overall integration process in Sweden.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2021
Keywords
Refugee resettlement, integration, social networks, mobility, Sweden
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46692 (URN)10.1093/jrs/fez008 (DOI)000705272700035 ()2-s2.0-85126684269 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2021-11-09 Created: 2021-11-09 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Ryndyk, O., Suter, B. & Odden, G. (2021). Welfare and Mobility: Migrants’ Experiences of Social Welfare Protection in Transnational and Translocal Spaces. In: Oleksandr Ryndyk, Brigitte Suter, Gunhild Odden (Ed.), Migration to and from Welfare States: Lived Experiences of the Welfare–Migration Nexus in a Globalised World (pp. 1-13). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Welfare and Mobility: Migrants’ Experiences of Social Welfare Protection in Transnational and Translocal Spaces
2021 (English)In: Migration to and from Welfare States: Lived Experiences of the Welfare–Migration Nexus in a Globalised World / [ed] Oleksandr Ryndyk, Brigitte Suter, Gunhild Odden, Springer, 2021, p. 1-13Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

As migrants throughout the world make important contributions to their families’ social welfare, migration often implies changes in the ways in which individual’s and families’ needs for economic and social-welfare protection are met. This book contributes to the existing literature on transnational mobility and social protection by bringing in empirical evidence from across the globe which illustrates the multitude of mechanisms in which welfare concerns shape individual and family decisions about mobility and vice versa. By focusing on individuals, households and families rather than on nation states, the book’s contributors distance themselves from the macro and nation-state level of analysis in the field of migration and welfare research. Despite the emphasis on migrants’ subjective rationalities, the book’s chapters often highlight the political nature of many dilemmas faced by migrants and their families and expose national-welfare systems’ inherent sedentary bias. This book is designed for a broad range of audiences, from established scholars and policy-makers to graduate students of Sociology, Political Science, Anthropology and Human Geography who are interested in transnational mobility and social protection. We hope that the readers will find the contributions to this book insightful and valuable for their understanding of migrants’ experiences of social-welfare protection in a globalised world. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
Series
IMISCOE Research Series, ISSN 2364-4087, E-ISSN 2364-4095
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-48727 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-67615-5_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85104121269 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-67614-8 (ISBN)978-3-030-67617-9 (ISBN)978-3-030-67615-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-28 Created: 2021-12-28 Last updated: 2022-04-26Bibliographically approved
Suter, B. (2020). European Corporate Migrants in Chinese Metropolises and the Pacing of Family Mobility. In: Vered Amit; Noel B. Salazar (Ed.), Pacing Mobilities: Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements (pp. 120-141). Berghahn Books
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European Corporate Migrants in Chinese Metropolises and the Pacing of Family Mobility
2020 (English)In: Pacing Mobilities: Timing, Intensity, Tempo and Duration of Human Movements / [ed] Vered Amit; Noel B. Salazar, Berghahn Books, 2020, p. 120-141Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Berghahn Books, 2020
Series
Worlds in Motion, ISSN 2770-2545 ; 8
National Category
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56886 (URN)10.1515/9781789207255-007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85121165565 (Scopus ID)9781789207255 (ISBN)9781789207248 (ISBN)
Available from: 2022-12-22 Created: 2022-12-22 Last updated: 2024-02-22Bibliographically approved
Suter, B. & Cangia, F. (2020). Time and family on the move: 'Accompanying partners' in geographical mobility. Time & Society, 29(3), Article ID 0961463X19897431.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Time and family on the move: 'Accompanying partners' in geographical mobility
2020 (English)In: Time & Society, ISSN 0961-463X, E-ISSN 1461-7463, Vol. 29, no 3, article id 0961463X19897431Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Under conditions of global economy, geographical mobility becomes an important aspect of the working lives for a wider range of professionals. At times, these people move with their families. The relocation to a new country can entail changes for the whole family, in particular for the partner, who can experience a more pronounced alteration of work-family relations. Especially for dual career couples, with both partners employed before migration, the change in the experience of time can be very profound for the accompanying partner who can move from being a full-time professional to being a full-time homemaker. Based on two studies conducted respectively in China and Switzerland with mobile families, we explore how accompanying partners experience and practice time in the context of migration with the family. We discuss how, while time for the contracted partner can still be structured by work, a more ambivalent mixture of personal desire, family relations, cultural values and social expectations seem to affect the subjective experience of time for the accompanying partner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
National Category
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-13811 (URN)10.1177/0961463X19897431 (DOI)000512247600001 ()2-s2.0-85079158816 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2020-03-17 Created: 2020-03-17 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved
Suter, B., Jerve Ramsøy, I. & Böhm, F. (2020). Valuing Gender Equality: Ideas, Practices and Actors in Everyday Integration Work: Integration and the Value of Gender Equality in Germany, Hungary, Poland and Sweden. University Duisburg-Essen
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Valuing Gender Equality: Ideas, Practices and Actors in Everyday Integration Work: Integration and the Value of Gender Equality in Germany, Hungary, Poland and Sweden
2020 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Following the refugee reception crisis of 2015, migration and integration have continuously beenplaced in the media and political spotlight in Europe. Part of the attention has been on how new residentsin the European Union might best be enabled to take part in society, and how to mediate potentialconflicts between the newly arrived immigrants and the autochthonous population. Some of theseconflicts have been framed as value conflicts, and particular attention has been paid to issues of gender equality and gender relations. Gender equality as a value is one of the core founding values of the European Union and as such incorporated into the legislations of almost all member states.This report investigates how the value of gender equality is understood and conveyed in integrationwork in Europe. In this context, we approach gender equality not as a fixed concept, but through theideas, practices and actors involved in the value transmission processes related to integration work.Integration work includes a multitude of actions and actors differing across national contexts. Theseinclude state organised civic education courses, language courses, facilitating meeting points, NGO andvolunteering work, bridge builders and many more. This report explores which role values play in everyday integration work in Germany, Hungary, Poland and Sweden, especially after the increase in stateand non‐state initiatives to integrate newcomers.Gender equality allows for a variety of interpretations depending on local, regional, and national context.Important to consider is that the four countries considered in this report have very different experienceswith migration and integration, and, while they have all incorporated to gender equality intheir national legislation), the social practices and norms pertaining to gender equality look very different.The ideas, the practices, and the actors of gender equality evolve over time and throughout differentnational and local contexts. Norms and values continuously transform within and beyond integrationwork, both in individuals and in societies. Their meaning is contested and constantly (re‐)negotiated.Time and trust, and tools to create awareness of one’s own values are essential for the value of gender equality to make a meaningful impact in integration work.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University Duisburg-Essen: , 2020. p. 52
Series
NoVaMigra Briefing Papers ; 3.3c
Keywords
Gender equality, integration, immigration, norms, values
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-40179 (URN)10.17185/duepublico/72831 (DOI)
Funder
EU, Horizon 2020, 770330
Available from: 2021-01-29 Created: 2021-01-29 Last updated: 2021-01-29Bibliographically approved
Camenisch, A. & Suter, B. (2019). European Migrant Professionals in Chinese Global Cities: A Diversified Labour Market Integration (ed.). International migration (Geneva. Print), 57(3), 208-221
Open this publication in new window or tab >>European Migrant Professionals in Chinese Global Cities: A Diversified Labour Market Integration
2019 (English)In: International migration (Geneva. Print), ISSN 0020-7985, E-ISSN 1468-2435, Vol. 57, no 3, p. 208-221Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Since the early 2000s, Chinese metropolises have been emerging as hubs for the national and global economy. They attract increasing numbers of foreigners with diverse socio-economic and educational backgrounds who tend to immigrate independently of the Chinese initiatives focused on "foreign talents". Our analysis contributes to the understanding of these migrants' integration into the labour market. Through a Bourdieusian capital lens, this article unpacks the access to the labour market and occupational positions of Swiss and Swedish migrant professionals in mainland China. Differentiated by how they can capitalize upon their educational, occupational, social and cultural resources in this specific context, the article distinguishes between three categories: corporarate expatriates, local hires and entrepreneurs and concludes with policy recommendations to stabilize their residence conditions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Wiley & Sons, 2019
Keywords
Demography
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-2192 (URN)10.1111/imig.12585 (DOI)000469029600014 ()2-s2.0-85066862946 (Scopus ID)29519 (Local ID)29519 (Archive number)29519 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Suter, B. (2019). Migration as Adventure: Swedish corporate families’ experience of liminality in Shanghai (ed.). Journal of Transient Migration, 3(3), 45-58
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Migration as Adventure: Swedish corporate families’ experience of liminality in Shanghai
2019 (English)In: Journal of Transient Migration, ISSN 2397-7140, Vol. 3, no 3, p. 45-58Article in journal (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The post-reform era in China has seen a steady increase in foreign migrants to the country. Swedish intra-corporate families are ambivalent about the move to China, as this causes the family dynamic to shift from a dual-career model to that of a single-career model. Although structural conditions are important in the decision to migrate, the more subjective part of the motivation to engage in mobility is the main focus of this article. Many assert that wanting to ‘have an adventure’ was a decisive aspect of the decision to migrate. By disentangling this ultimately relational concept, the article analyses the construction of difference in the way China is both imagined and experienced. The article contributes by providing insight into the family dynamics and decision-making involved in taking on an international assignment.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Intellect Ltd., 2019
Keywords
family migration, corporate migration, difference, liminality, transformation, china
National Category
Social Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-1879 (URN)10.1386/tjtm.3.1.45_1 (DOI)2-s2.0-85066849419 (Scopus ID)30657 (Local ID)30657 (Archive number)30657 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-02-27 Created: 2020-02-27 Last updated: 2024-02-06Bibliographically approved
Projects
Skilled migration to globalising China; Malmö UniversityNoVaMigra – Norms and Values in the European Migration and Refugee Crisis
Organisations
Identifiers
ORCID iD: ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0002-8422-3556

Search in DiVA

Show all publications