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Vi lever inte som människor här. Svenska kommuners hantering av oetablerade EU-migranter

Pettersson Darj, Frida LU (2014) STVK02 20141
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The migration policy of the EU has often been described with the metaphor fortress Europe: militarized external borders to avoid safety threats, disguising the purpose to exclude poor and uneducated migrants. But what happen if the unwanted migrants the borders are supposed to prevent from reaching European territory are already European citizens? Recent years, poor EU-migrants begging for money in the streets and living illegaly on municipal ground has become an urgent political issue in Sweden. This thesis aims to critically investigate local policy concerning un-established EU-migrants in Sweden. By using a critical policy analysis, the focus is to challenge the underlying assumptions of what the “problem” is represented to be.
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The migration policy of the EU has often been described with the metaphor fortress Europe: militarized external borders to avoid safety threats, disguising the purpose to exclude poor and uneducated migrants. But what happen if the unwanted migrants the borders are supposed to prevent from reaching European territory are already European citizens? Recent years, poor EU-migrants begging for money in the streets and living illegaly on municipal ground has become an urgent political issue in Sweden. This thesis aims to critically investigate local policy concerning un-established EU-migrants in Sweden. By using a critical policy analysis, the focus is to challenge the underlying assumptions of what the “problem” is represented to be.
The study shows how policy aims to solve the problem of security and cost for the municipality, not the problem of poverty and homelessness among EU- migrants. Limiting the aid to a couple of nights in a shelter and a ticket back home, is legitimized by the fact that the EU-migrants aren’t included in the free movement within EU. Thereby the society doesn’t have any juridical obligations to provide aid. Politicians and activists challenge the dividing practice of the problem representation, claiming the policy to be unjustified and unethical. (Less)
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author
Pettersson Darj, Frida LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
Migrationspolitik, EU-migranter, tiggeri, hemlöshet, EU:s migrationspolicy
language
Swedish
id
4448183
date added to LUP
2014-07-07 14:56:03
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2014-07-07 14:56:03
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  abstract     = {The migration policy of the EU has often been described with the metaphor fortress Europe: militarized external borders to avoid safety threats, disguising the purpose to exclude poor and uneducated migrants. But what happen if the unwanted migrants the borders are supposed to prevent from reaching European territory are already European citizens? Recent years, poor EU-migrants begging for money in the streets and living illegaly on municipal ground has become an urgent political issue in Sweden. This thesis aims to critically investigate local policy concerning un-established EU-migrants in Sweden. By using a critical policy analysis, the focus is to challenge the underlying assumptions of what the “problem” is represented to be.
The study shows how policy aims to solve the problem of security and cost for the municipality, not the problem of poverty and homelessness among EU- migrants. Limiting the aid to a couple of nights in a shelter and a ticket back home, is legitimized by the fact that the EU-migrants aren’t included in the free movement within EU. Thereby the society doesn’t have any juridical obligations to provide aid. Politicians and activists challenge the dividing practice of the problem representation, claiming the policy to be unjustified and unethical.},
  author       = {Pettersson Darj, Frida},
  keyword      = {Migrationspolitik,EU-migranter,tiggeri,hemlöshet,EU:s migrationspolicy},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vi lever inte som människor här. Svenska kommuners hantering av oetablerade EU-migranter},
  year         = {2014},
}