The making of social cohesion : a critique of migration Llw and Ppactices in Switzerland

Achermann, Christine (University of Neuchâtel) ; Pfirter, Luca (University of Neuchâtel) ; Kurt, Stefanie (School of social work, Sierre, HES-SO) ; Borrelli , Lisa Marie (School of social work, Sierre, HES-SO)

‘Integration’ and ‘social cohesion’ have various meanings in public, academic and political debates. While both terms generally remain ambiguous, ‘integration’ becomes a distinctive reality when used by state officials who grant or deny rights. By reviewing recent developments in Swiss migration law, this blog post discusses critically the underlying ideas of ‘social cohesion’ and imaginations of ‘society’, and their implications for state. practices and discourses regarding the requirement of ‘being integrated’.


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professionnel
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Travail social
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Travail social
School:
HETS-VS
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Institut Travail Social
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Travail social
Date:
2020-03
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Blog nccr – on the move
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