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Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe

Edited by Dalia Abdelhady, Nina Gren and Martin Joormann

Refugees and the violence of welfare bureaucracies in Northern Europe

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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4682-3
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £0.01
  • Published Date: September 2020
  • BIC Category: Sociology, LAW / Emigration & Immigration, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Emigration & Immigration, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Refugees, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Social Services & Welfare, Society & social sciences / Sociology, Society & social sciences / Social welfare & social services, Immigration Law, Society & social sciences / Refugees & political asylum
  • Series: Manchester University Press

Description

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 large migration flows from non-European countries. 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.

Contents

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

Editors

Dalia Abdelhady is Associate Professor of Sociology at the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University

Nina Gren is Assistant Professor in Social Anthropology at Lund University

Martin Joormann is a researcher and instructor in the Department of Sociology of Law at Lund University

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