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The New Regulation on Labour Immigration: A Qualitative Research Exploring Perceptions of Asylym Seekers and Irregular Migrants on a Socio - Political Level in Sweden
Mid Sweden University. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Mid Sweden University. Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2009 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This is a qualitative research study utilising a theoretical framework of democracy theory, human rights and theories on migration and irregular migrants. The purpose of this research is to explore how the new Swedish Regulation on Labour Immigration, in relation to the harmonization of migration policy within the European Union, represents and effects the perception of asylum seekers and irregular migrants on a socio-political level in Sweden. Through four semi-structured interviews this study seeks to explore the following areas: the reasons behind the compromise concerning asylum seekers in the Regulation; the exclusion of irregular migrants in the Regulation; and the correlation between the Regulation and the harmonising of migration policy within the EU. The theoretical framework, together with the statements by informants and the grounding information concerning human rights and the migration policy within the EU, constitutes the analysis. The analysis shows that the perceptions of asylum seekers and irregular immigrants as an undesirable solution to demographical challenges represent a relativistic approach to human rights. By legitimating this perception those concerned become even more vulnerable and at a higher risk of exploitation. The correlation between the contemporary democratic welfare state, international human rights law and the Regulation, together with increasing and irreversible migration flows, visualises an incompatible and diffuse organisation, which have to transform into cosmopolitan democracy and global solidarity if to survive.

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2009. , p. 50
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Immigration, Labour Migration, Asylum Seekers, Irregular Migrants, EU, Human Rights, Democracy Theory
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Social Work
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-8254OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-8254DiVA, id: diva2:133858
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G1353, Kunskapens väg 8, 831 25 , Östersund (Swedish)
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Available from: 2009-01-21 Created: 2009-01-15 Last updated: 2009-01-21Bibliographically approved

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