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Governing Migration and Social Cohesion through Integration Requirements: A Socio-Legal Study on Civic Stratification in Switzerland
Responsable du projet Christin Achermann
Stefanie Kurt
   
Résumé This socio-legal project questions how and with what effects the notion of “integration” has become, in migration law, administrative and court practice, a decisive criterion based on which states select which migrants shall be granted or denied access to specific rights (e.g., right of abode, political rights, right to family reunification). This affects the way social cohesion is strived for and reveals how both in law and practice social cohesion is conceived of and who is considered to belong or not.
Based on the analysis of legal texts, ethnographic data and documents our research contributes to understanding how state officials deal with different categories of mobile or sedentary foreign nationals (in terms of gender, class, ethnicity, religion, age, etc.) when deciding about the allocation or denial of rights based on the criterion of “being integrated”. The underlying rationales of policies and practices are to be interpreted within broader processes of social transformation, e.g., the rise of the human rights regime, of neoliberalism, and of a “culture of control”.
In order to allow for continuity with the nccr – on the move projects Unity and Diversity in Cohesion (2014-2018) and Restricting Immigration (2014-2018), Switzerland is at the center of the study. The study implies an inter-cantonal and an international comparison with two contrasting European welfare states: Germany and Sweden.
   
Mots-clés migration control, social welfare, socio-legal, street-level bureaucrats, Switzerland, Germany, Sweden
   
Page internet http://https://nccr-onthemove.ch/projects/governing-migra...
   
Type de projet Recherche fondamentale
Domaine de recherche Migration et mobilité
Source de financement nccr-on the move / SNSF
Etat En cours
Début de projet 1-11-2018
Fin du projet 31-12-2022
Contact Christin Achermann