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NEW BOOK "Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe" Edited by CMES Dalia Abdelhady and others

This book analyses the tensions that emerge within strong welfare states when faced with large migration flows. It also interrogates the phenomenon of the 2015 'refugee crisis' and its foreplay and aftermath in the context of Northern Europe and challenges the notion of crisis as a feature of contemporary realities.

"With an eye to the daily strategies and experiences of newly settled populations, the different chapters tackle the roles of actors such as state agencies, civil society organizations, media discourses or welfare policies in shaping those experiences. Contributions are included from several academic disciplines such as sociology, anthropology, history, political science and cultural studies."



 1 Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe: an introduction - Dalia Abdelhady, Nina Gren, and Martin Joormann

Part I: Governing refugees

2 Social class, economic capital and the Swedish, German and Danish asylum systems - Martin Joormann

3 Lesson for the future or threat to sovereignty? Contesting the meaning of the 2015 refugee crisis in Sweden - Admir Skodo

4 Representations of the refugee Crisis in Denmark: deterrence polices and refugee strategies - Martin Bak Jørgensen

5 Minimum rights policies targeting people seeking protection in Denmark and Sweden - Annika Lindberg

Part II: Disciplining refugees

6 Images of crisis and the crisis of images: a visual analysis of four frames of representation of 'refugeness' in Swedish newspapers - Jelena Jovicic 7 Media constructions of the refugee crisis in Sweden: institutions and the challenges of refugee governance - Dalia Abdelhady

8 (De-)legitimation of migration: a critical study of social media discourses - Marie Sundström and Hedvig Obenius van Stellingwerff

Part III: The Meaning of refugeeness

9 Living bureaucratization: young Palestinian men encountering a Swedish introductory program for refugees - Nina Gren

10 Aspiration, appreciation, and frustration: Syrian asylum seekers and bureaucracy in Germany - Wendy Pearlman

11 The trauma of waiting: understanding the violence of the benevolent welfare state - Nerina Weiss

12 Bureaucratised banality: asylum and immobility in Britain, Denmark and Sweden - Victoria Canning