Reimagineering the Nation: Essays on Twenty-First-Century Sweden by Aleksandra ÅlundReimagineering the Nation: Essays on Twenty-First-Century Sweden by Aleksandra Ålund

Reimagineering the Nation: Essays on Twenty-First-Century Sweden

EditorAleksandra Ålund, Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Anders Neergaard

Hardcover | February 10, 2017

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This collection of essays offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural democracy. The book presents a multidisciplinary exposition on Sweden, seen in a wider European perspective. It addresses changing frameworks of citizenship, welfare and democracy, migration and asylum, urban segregation and labour market segmentation and processes of securitization. It illuminates intersecting dimensions of class, gender and racialization and juxtaposes xenophobic populism with new social justice and antiracist movements on a changing political stage. Addressing a growing alignment with retrogressive illiberal policies across Europe, the volume exposes the reach of the adverse direction in which European «integration» is currently heading.

Aleksandra Ålund, Professor at REMESO, The Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society, Linköping University. Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Professor at REMESO, Linköping University. Anders Neergaard, Associate Professor at REMESO, Linköping University.
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Title:Reimagineering the Nation: Essays on Twenty-First-Century SwedenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:376 pages, 8.44 × 6.01 × 1.21 inPublished:February 10, 2017Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631715188

ISBN - 13:9783631715185

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Sweden’s neoliberal transformation – The end of multiculturalism – Migration crisis or crisis of solidarity? – Rise of the extreme radical right – The upsurge of antiracist and urban justice movements – Welfare state retrenchment and labour market deregulation – Segregation and politics of securitization.