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Planning grant awarded to Associate Professor Gregg Bucken-Knapp

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Associate Professor Gregg Bucken-Knapp has been awarded SEK 112,000 planning grant from the Work and Employment Research Centre (WE) at the University of Gothenburg to finance the preparation of a Horizon 2020 research project application.

Associate Professor Gregg Bucken-Knapp has been awarded SEK 112,000 planning grant from the Work and Employment Research Centre (WE) at the University of Gothenburg to finance the preparation of a Horizon 2020 research project application.

The planned project, Varieties of Welfare Chauvinism: Tensions Between Migration and The Welfare State, will explore the dynamics of welfare chauvinism in shaping immigration and integration policy across five European welfare states: Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

The project is strongly inter-disciplinary and will include work packages emphasizing a broad range of social science perspectives on welfare chauvinism, including sociology; human geography; public administration; and political science. The overall project team is comprised of scholars at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Austria), Aalborg University (Denmark), Erasmus University of Rotterdam (the Netherlands), the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University (Scotland, UK) and the Gothenburg Migration Research Group at the University of Gothenburg.

The grant from WE will be used for two application planning workshops. The first of these will be held at the University of Gothenburg in late spring 2014, while the second will be held at another national partner’s university in late autumn 2014.