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Book talk: Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe

Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe
Talk
Edited by Dalia Abdelhady, Nina Gren and Martin Joormann. All three will participate in the seminar, which will be held at CMES, Finngatan 16 and on Zoom.

Refugees have moved into the spotlight of public debate in Europe and North America, where they are targeted by multiple welfare state interventions. This volume analyses the tensions that emerge within the strong welfare states of Northern Europe when faced with an increased immigration of protection-seeking people. Examining the encounter between refugees and the welfare states, this book explores the daily strategies and experiences of newly settled groups and the role of media discourses and welfare policies in shaping those experiences.

Building on both textual analyses and ethnographic fieldwork in welfare institutions, asylum centres, and refugee communities, this volume provides an in-depth understanding of the complex realities faced by refugees: deterrence and categorisation, struggle and success, mobility and stagnation. As social phenomena, Northern Europe's asylum systems and integration programmes must be understood in the context of the bureaucratisation of everyday life.

If you want to join us IRL send an email to maria [dot] lofstedt [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se. (There will be a maximum of 10 participants due to Corona restrictions.)

ZOOM: Register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

If you want to know more about the book, read this article by Theo Hagman-Rogowski How northern European welfare states exercise bureaucratic violence on asylum seekers

To the book´s page at Manchester University Press

 

 

Time: 
13 October 2020 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
CMES Seminar room and on Zoom
Contact: 
maria.lofstedt [at] cme.lu.se

About the event

Time: 
13 October 2020 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
CMES Seminar room and on Zoom
Contact: 
maria.lofstedt [at] cme.lu.se

Center for Middle Eastern Studies
Lund University
Box 201, SE-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Visiting adress: Finngatan 16
Phone: +46 (0)46 222 00 00 (pbx)
maria [dot] lofstedt [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se