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Fackföreningsstrategier, migration och informellt arbete i Sverige, Turkiet och Sydafrika


Fackföreningsstrategier, migration och informellt arbete i Sverige, Turkiet och Sydafrika


Civil society, Globalization, Labour standards/rights, Trade Unions, Global Governance


The collaborative project focused on changing strategies of trade unions and other civil society organisations in Turkey, South Africa and Sweden, facing irregular (or “undocumented”) migration and increasing precarity of labour connected with restructuring and informalisation of economies and labour markets in the context of emerging multilateral frameworks for the global governance of migration.The project was premised on a view of migration as an increasingly important global phenomenon, but structured by particular regional economic asymmetries (Castles and Miller, 2009): processes that place post-Apartheid South Africa as an attractive economy and migration hub in the Southern African region, Turkey on the one hand towards the states of former Eastern block and on the other as a stop for migrants and refugees from the south often with plans for continuing their migration, and Sweden as a highly regulated welfare state and high immigration hub at the Northern post of European Union, close to the Baltic states and Poland – new member states of the European Union.


Other Academic Output

1) Nicosia, April 2010 REMESO and The University of Nicosia; 2) Istanbul, Sept. 2010, REMESO, Ankara University and the Swedish Consulate General, Istanbul. 3) Cape Town, 6-8 December, REMESO and the University of Cape Town.
Labour Rights as Human Rights? Migration, Labour Market Restructuring, and the Role of Civil Society in Global Governance, 30 May- 2 June, Conference organised by REMESO in coll. With UNESCO-MOST, Norrköping.

2010 - 2012


South African Research Council
Forte Forskningsrådet arbetsliv, hälsa, välfärd
Linköpings universitet
Swedish Institute in Istanbul, Ankara University
University of Cape Town, South Afr. Research Counc
University of Cape Town

REMESO Project Leader

Carl-Ulrik Schierup, Professor

Participants from REMESO

Aleksandra Ålund
Anders Neergaard
Branka Likic-Brboric
Erik Berggren
Magnus Dahlstedt

Participants not from REMESO

  • Associate Professor, Nicos, Trimikliniotis, University of Nicosia
  • Associated Professor Slavnic, Zoran, Linköping University
  • Docent Gavanas, Anna, Linköping University
  • Dr. Phil. Likic-Brboric, Branka, Linköping University
  • Fil. dr Senses, Nazli, Bilkent University
  • Fil. mag. Krifors, Karin, Linköping University
  • Fil. mag. Lorgat, Aisha, University of Cape Town
  • Fil. mag. Mesic, Nedzad, Linköping University
  • Fil. mag. Tame, Bianca, University of Cape Town
  • Professor Ari Sitats, Department of Sociology, University of Cape Town
  • Professor Erdogdu, Seyhan, Ankara University
  • Professor Mulinari, Diana, Lund University
  • Professor Munck, Ronaldo, Dublin City University
  • Professor Toksöz, Gülay, Ankara University
  • Professor Ålund, Aleksandra, Linköping University

Contact for project


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