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Who Is Afraid of Skilled Migrants From Europe? Exploring Support for Immigration Control in Switzerland

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The paper analyses the role of economic and cultural threat in exploring support for immigration control in Switzerland. A factorial survey experiment enables us to look into different migrant characteristics. Results show more support for immigration control for Eastern Europeans and low-skilled migrants. However, German migrants do not gain acceptance due to being highly skilled, and their willingness to adapt culturally is crucial for native Swiss with a high level of national pride.

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Immigration Control in Disguise?
Civic Integration Policies and Immigrant Admission

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There has been a rapid diffusion of civic integration policies (CIPs) in Europe since the 21st century. The spread of CIPs has, however, been uneven across Europe, with some countries adopting civic integration strategies with tougher integration requirements, whereas others keeping more of a multicultural approach. The implementation of CIPs has mainly been motivated based on concerns about immigrant integration. As discussed in this article, however, an implied function of this policy framework is that immigrants who do not meet the conditions will face difficulties acquiring residence. This article develops and conducts a preliminary test of the argument that CIPs affect migration flows. The assumption is that CIPs provide states with tools to control and limit the inflow of immigration by a certain category of entry. The analysis lends support to the idea that there are connections between the extensions of CIPs and reductions in family immigration and labour immigration among European countries, which indicates that push for internal inclusion seems to come along with barriers of exclusion.

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Welfare Policing and the Safety–Security Nexus in Urban Governance
The expanded cohesion agenda in Malmö

blamed for the city’s problem of segregation and, in effect, for raising the level of (organised) crime that threatens the inhabitants’ security and feeling of safety ( Sydsvenskan 2012a / b ; Dagens Arena 2012 ). In this line of reasoning, the cumulative effects of the national immigration control are segregated and criminalised ethnic minority communities that do not contribute to Malmö’s overall positive development. To increase the city’s economic productivity and attractiveness, while decreasing street crime and unsocial behaviour, it is imperative that

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Canada as an Inspirational Model: Reforming Scandinavian Immigration and Integration Policies

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The Scandinavian countries have often been portrayed as models for the development of policies for other states. However, in the area of immigration and integration policies, Denmark, Norway, and Sweden have themselves been searching for new policy solutions abroad. Canada is internationally recognised in the areas of immigration control and immigrant integration, and this article focuses on the role the Canadian immigration and integration policy model played in the Scandinavian reform process during the 2000-2012 period. The overall conclusion is that the Canadian model significantly shaped the reform debate and process in the three Scandinavian countries. However, the Canadian model was not copied or emulated to a great extent. Instead, it served as intellectual stimulus and a model for inspiration. In particular, the Canadian model served as an inspiration for the rediscovery of labour immigration in Scandinavia during the 2000s.

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Controlling a demographic wave in defined contribution pension systems

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transnational migrants at immigration control’, Geopolitics , vol. 12, no. 2, pp. 265-279. Taylor, JB 1993, ‘Discretion versus policy rules in practice’, Carnegie-Rochester Conf Ser Public Policy , vol. 39, pp. 195-214.

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Beyond Representation
Newspapers and Citizenship Participation in the Case of a Minority Ethnic Group

Transformation. London: Sage. Nordberg, C. (2003) ’Mot modernt kulturellt medborgarskap? Finländska romer i brytningstid’, Sosiologi i dag, 33(4): 27-53. Nordberg, C. (2004) ‘Legitimising Immigration Control: Romani Asylum-Seekers in the Finnish Debate’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 30(4): 717-35. Nordberg, C. (2006, forthcoming) ‘Claiming Citizenship: Marginalised Voices on Identity and Belonging’, Citizenship Studies, 10(5). Pakulski, J. (1997) ‘Cultural Citizenship’, Citizenship Studies, 1(1): 73

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State, Union And Unauthorized Migrants
A case study of deportation policy in Sweden

and outside the state’, in The wall around the west: state borders and immigration controls in North America and Europe, eds P Andreas & T Snyder, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham. Lindberg, H 2007, ‘Nya konfliktmönster och konfliktdimensioner på svensk arbetsmarknad’, Arbetsmarknad & Arbetsliv, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 29-44. Messina, AM 2007, The logics and politics of post-WWII migration to Western Europe, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Ngai, MM 2004, Impossible subjects

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Seasonal Work in Hungary in the Light of Seasonal Work Directive / Sezónna Práca V Maďarsku Vo Svetle Smernice Pre Sezónnu Prácu

References 1. FUDGE, J. - HERZFELD OLSSON, P., 2014. The EU seasonal workers Directive: When Immigration Controls Meet Labour Rights, European Journal of Migration and Law, 16 (2014) 465. 2. National Labour Offi ce. 2013. Report on the main features of the foreigners working in Hungary in 2013. [A kulfoldi munkavallalok magyarorszagi munkavallalasanak főbb sajatossagai 2013-ban], [available online] <http://nfsz.munka.hu/engine.aspx?page=stat_kulf_munkavall_mo-on>. 3. Act II of 2007 on entry and stay of third

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Living the Perpetual Border
Bordering practices in the lives of Russian-speaking women engaged in commercial sex in Finland

References Anderson, B 2013, Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Control , Oxford University Press, Oxford. Anderson, B, Gibney, MJ & Paoletti, E 2011, ‘Citizenship, deportation and the boundaries of belonging’, Citizenship Studies , vol. 15, no. 5, pp. 547-563, DOI:10.1080/13621025.2011.583787. Balibar, E 1998, ‘The borders of Europe’, in Cosmpolitics. Thinking and Feeling beyond the Nation , eds. P Cheah & B Robbins, University of Minneapolis Press, Minneapolis, pp. 216-229. Balibar, E 2002, Politics and the Other

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