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Papper åt alla! En diskussion om post- och transnationalitet i dialog med den spanska sociala rörelsen för papperslösa migranters rättigheter.

Sager, Maja (2004)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to expand the debate on globalization and its consequences from a theoretical perspective emphasizing social processes of exclusion and inclusion. I explore these social processes in dialogue with the Spanish social movement for the rights of irregular immigrants. The paper also aims to explore new forms of resistance in the context of globalization.

"The declinist thesis" argues that globalization has lead to a declining importance of the nation-state and the national citizenship as guarantees of rights. "The anti-declinist thesis" oppose to this picture arguing that rights still depend on national policies. I also discuss the functions of exclusion and inclusion inherited in the concepts of citizenship and... (More)
The aim of this paper is to expand the debate on globalization and its consequences from a theoretical perspective emphasizing social processes of exclusion and inclusion. I explore these social processes in dialogue with the Spanish social movement for the rights of irregular immigrants. The paper also aims to explore new forms of resistance in the context of globalization.

"The declinist thesis" argues that globalization has lead to a declining importance of the nation-state and the national citizenship as guarantees of rights. "The anti-declinist thesis" oppose to this picture arguing that rights still depend on national policies. I also discuss the functions of exclusion and inclusion inherited in the concepts of citizenship and nation-state.

I outline the historical and political context of the movement and explore the ideas and organizational dimensions of the movement's "knowledge praxis".

I conclude that national citizenship - in a broader sense as a description of the relationship between the individual and the state - seems to play a crucial role in the life situation and the possibilities of irregular migrants to organize and protest. I also conclude that institutional racialised practices (e. g. migration policies), combined with a segmented labour market and racist discourses, condition undocumented migrants as cheap workforce in certain sectors.

I explore the movement's transnational practices and find a "transnational striving" towards a border-free society and in opposition to conceptions of nationally or "ethnically" constrained communities. I also find an attempt to create networks between social movements and trade unions in EU-states and emigration states.

Finally I find that immigrant associations create transnational communities in which they try to open up common spaces that compensate some of the losses of rights caused by the irregular situation. (Less)
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author
Sager, Maja
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
globalization, irregular migration, postnationalism, racialisation, transnationalism, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1334155
date added to LUP
2004-10-05
date last changed
2004-10-27
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  abstract     = {The aim of this paper is to expand the debate on globalization and its consequences from a theoretical perspective emphasizing social processes of exclusion and inclusion. I explore these social processes in dialogue with the Spanish social movement for the rights of irregular immigrants. The paper also aims to explore new forms of resistance in the context of globalization.

"The declinist thesis" argues that globalization has lead to a declining importance of the nation-state and the national citizenship as guarantees of rights. "The anti-declinist thesis" oppose to this picture arguing that rights still depend on national policies. I also discuss the functions of exclusion and inclusion inherited in the concepts of citizenship and nation-state.

I outline the historical and political context of the movement and explore the ideas and organizational dimensions of the movement's "knowledge praxis".

I conclude that national citizenship - in a broader sense as a description of the relationship between the individual and the state - seems to play a crucial role in the life situation and the possibilities of irregular migrants to organize and protest. I also conclude that institutional racialised practices (e. g. migration policies), combined with a segmented labour market and racist discourses, condition undocumented migrants as cheap workforce in certain sectors.

I explore the movement's transnational practices and find a "transnational striving" towards a border-free society and in opposition to conceptions of nationally or "ethnically" constrained communities. I also find an attempt to create networks between social movements and trade unions in EU-states and emigration states.

Finally I find that immigrant associations create transnational communities in which they try to open up common spaces that compensate some of the losses of rights caused by the irregular situation.},
  author       = {Sager, Maja},
  keyword      = {globalization,irregular migration,postnationalism,racialisation,transnationalism,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Papper åt alla! En diskussion om post- och transnationalitet i dialog med den spanska sociala rörelsen för papperslösa migranters rättigheter.},
  year         = {2004},
}