A Global Migrant Precariat: Labour, Citizenship and Space for Civil Society
2013 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The paper pursues a critical understanding of the dual signification of ‘precarity’. ‘The authors explorewhat ‘precarity’ as a concept may potentially offer studies of a changing contemporary politicaleconomy of migration. They discuss shifting trends in global migration and the rise of a neoliberal‘regulatory state’, and put the question as to whether we may see tendencies towards convergencebetween ‘South’ and ‘North’, ‘East’ and ‘West’. Based on a review of current research advances theydiscuss, with reference to the classical work of Karl Polanyi, potentials for a contemporary‘countermovement’ contesting precarity among migrants. Bringing forth controversies and dilemmasin need of analysis, theoretical elaboration and empirical inquiry the authors ask ‘what is the space forcivil society in governance on migration?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Precarity, migration, neoliberalism, globalisation, civil society
Sociology Work Sciences International Migration and Ethnic Relations Economic History
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-124692DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4239.7200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-124692DiVA: diva2:902080
Primer Seminario Internacional de Estudios Críticos del Desarollo. Crisis, Desarollo y Trabajo, University of Zacatecas, 14-15 February, 2013
ProjectsSwedish Research Links project 'Counter-Movement of the Precariat? Global Governance, Labour Market Restructuring and Strategies for Migrant Workers' Rights in South Africa, Turkey and Sweden'
FunderSwedish Research Council, [grant number 2013-6682]