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FXB Work-in-Progress: Reacting to Crisis – State Response and Youth Resistance in Sweden in a Time of Restrictive Migration Politics
April 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Please join us on Tuesday, April 23rd for presentations by two current Harvard FXB Fellows.
“Youth resisting deportations: The political repertoires of Anti-deportation campaigns in contemporary Sweden” by Deniz Yildirim (MA, IEP de Grenoble)
Whenever states consider they are exposed to mass influx of people and/or any ‘risk’ associated with it, discussions on restrictive asylum and border policies re-emerge. This presentation seeks to discuss the crisis management strategies of Sweden vis-à-vis the recent humanitarian crisis since 2011 and invites to put its recently changed asylum policy into the context of crisis management.
Deniz Yıldırım (MA, IEP de Grenoble) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at Bilkent University. As a student intern at the FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Yıldırım currently conducts research on child protection policies directed toward unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in Sweden and Turkey.
“Youth resisting deportations: The political repertoires of Anti-deportation campaigns in contemporary Sweden” by Jonathan Josefsson (Ph.D., Linköping University)
In the wake of states efforts to restrict immigration, anti-deportation campaigns for young migrants’ rights to stay have become international phenomena. In this presentation, focus is put on the political repertoires (Tilly and Tarrow 2015) used to resist deportations by a group of young unaccompanied migrants from Afghanistan in Sweden by drawing on materials from the groups own Facebook page, media- reporting, participant observations and interviews.
Jonathan Josefsson is Associate Senior Lecturer at Department of Thematic Studies – Child Studies, Linköping University and 2019 Post Doctoral Fellow at FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University.