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Migration, Citizenship, and the European Welfare State: A European Dilemma

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Peo Hansen, and Stephen Castles


This book examines the current dilemmas of liberal anti-racist policies in European societies, linking two discourses that are normally quite separate in social science: immigration and ethnic relations research on the one hand, and the political economy of the welfare state on the other. Gunnar Myrdal’s questions in An American Dilemma are rephrased with reference to Europe’s current dual crisis — that of the established welfare state facing a declining capacity to maintain equity, and that of the nation state unable to accommodate incremental ethnic diversity. The book compares developments ... More

Keywords: immigration, ethnic relations, political economy, welfare state, European Union, race, poverty, class

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780198280521
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2006 DOI:10.1093/0198280521.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, author
Professor of Sociology of Work, National Institute for Working Life and Department of Ethnic Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
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Peo Hansen, author
Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, Linköping University, Sweden
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Stephen Castles, author
Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies, University of Oxford
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