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(Un)Conditional Welfare? Tensions Between Welfare Rights and Migration Control in Swiss Case Law

Lisa Marie Borrelli, Stefanie Kurt, Christin Achermann & Luca Pfirter

Résumé This analysis of Swiss Federal Supreme Court judgements shows the coupling of welfare and migration control. Foreign nationals depending on social assistance might face the withdrawal of their residence permits. We show how the conveyed legal logics create conditionality of rights and a differentiation of (non-)citizens. The judgements individualise social assistance dependence and follow a neoliberal logic of economic participation. They establish rationalities which reinforce politics of belonging and welfare chauvinism.
   
Mots-clés Social assistance, migration control, welfare chauvinism, exclusion, case law
   
Citation Borrelli, L. M., Kurt, S., Achermann, C., & Pfirter, L. (2021). (Un)Conditional Welfare? Tensions Between Welfare Rights and Migration Control in Swiss Case Law. Swiss Journal of Sociology, 47(1), 73-94.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 12-3-2021
Nom du périodique Swiss Journal of Sociology
Volume 47
Numéro 1
Pages 73-94
URL https://seismoverlag.ch/site/assets/files/3595/oa_szfs_47...
Liée au projet Governing Migration and Social Cohesion through Integrati...