Till sidans topp

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktion
Sidan uppdaterades: 2012-09-11 15:12

Tipsa en vän
Utskriftsversion

Swimming against the tide… - Göteborgs universitet Till startsida
Webbkarta
Till innehåll Läs mer om hur kakor används på gu.se

Swimming against the tide: Why Sweden supports increased labour mobility within and from outside the EU

Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift
Författare Linda Berg
Andrea Spehar
Publicerad i Policy Studies
Volym 34
Nummer/häfte 2
Sidor 142-161
ISSN 0144-2872
Publiceringsår 2013
Publicerad vid Centrum för Europaforskning (CERGU)
Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Sidor 142-161
Språk en
Länkar dx.doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2013.76...
Ämnesord EU, free movement, labour migration policy, political parties, Sweden
Ämneskategorier Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)

Sammanfattning

While the free movement of labour in the EU is generally depicted as a positive feature of the single market, it was also controversial in the debate on EU enlargement. Actors opposing enlargement argued that large waves of migrants from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) would ‘swamp’ western labour markets, leading to so called ‘social tourism’ and increasing xenophobia. Contrary to developments in other countries, Sweden was one of only three Member States to immediately open its doors to citizens from the EU accession countries of 2004 and 2007. Sweden has also been one of few EU countries to actively promote greater liberalisation of labour migration policy for third country nationals (TCNs) within the EU; and the new Swedish Immigration Law of 2008 dramatically liberalised the TCN labour migration policy and made it more employer-driven. We argue that in order to understand why Sweden has supported increased labour mobility within and from outside of the EU, we need to complement existing explanations by analysing the preferences of the political parties. A two-dimensional analysis focusing on economy and culture provides an understanding of why so called ‘unholy coalitions’ of parties in support of liberal labour policies have emerged in Sweden during the2000s. The article ends with a discussion of lessons learned from the Swedish case and wider implications for rights-based mobility in the EU.

Sidansvarig: Webbredaktion|Sidan uppdaterades: 2012-09-11
Dela:

På Göteborgs universitet använder vi kakor (cookies) för att webbplatsen ska fungera på ett bra sätt för dig. Genom att surfa vidare godkänner du att vi använder kakor.  Vad är kakor?