Trinity term 2014

Borders of the welfare state

Thursdays 14.00 - 15.30
Seminar Room, Pauling Centre, 58a Banbury Road, Oxford

Exploring the tensions between migration enforcement and welfare state entitlements

Scholars have long noted a tension between the formal exclusion of irregular migrants and their informal inclusion through personal networks or the discretion of street-level bureaucrats. The granting of legal entitlements to certain welfare services, however, pits the formal exclusion of this group of residents against their formal inclusion, the state apparently contradicting the logic of its own enforcement paradigm. Complicating this binary further is the situation of EU citizens and other regular migrants, whose formal inclusion in the nation-state may sit alongside formal exclusion or inclusion from welfare services. In this seminar series we aim to consider the tensions between the territorial border and the borders of the welfare state. We will explore its context in European human rights law and Europe’s differing welfare state models. The seminars will throw light on the competing imperatives that can set national governments against local state welfare providers and on the barriers which migrants and mobile EU citizens can face in accessing those services and benefits to which, in law, they are entitled.

Seminars

01 May

Becoming less illegal: Deservingness frames and undocumented migrant incorporation

Sébastien Chauvin, University of Amsterdam

08 May

'The fundamental social rights of irregular migrants under the European Social Charter: Central or marginal to their access to services in Europe?

Colm O’Cinneide, University College London and European Committee of Social Rights

15 May

Politics vs. Policy: Minding the gap between talk, decision, and action in welfare entitlements for non-nationals

Virginie Guiraudon, National Center for Scientific Research

22 May

Provision of welfare to irregular migrants: exploring the borders of the Norwegian welfare state

Christine M. Jacobsen, Synnøve Kristine Nepstad Bendixsen and Marry-Anne Karlsen, University of Bergen

29 May

Feeding a xenosceptic culture: legal and administrative penalties for being European

Charlotte O’Brien, University of York

05 June

"The next day you are on the street": The tactics of time in managing welfare support to young people subject to immigration control as they make the transition to adulthood

Elaine Chase, University of Oxford and Jenny Allsopp, University of Exeter

12 June

"We're all excluded together": work-related conditionality and the welfare entitlements of UK, EEA and non-EEA citizens

Isabel Shutes, LSE

Refugees and the Economy

Michaelmas Term 2017

Talking Oxford

Trinity Term 2017

Migration Research – where next?

Michaelmas Term 2016

Wellbeing and Migration in the UK

Michaelmas Term 2015

Arrival Cities

Michaelmas term 2014

Borders of the welfare state

Trinity term 2014

Boundaries of Freedom

Hilary term 2014

Rethinking Migration

Trinity term 2013

Migration Journeys

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2012

Everyday multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity 2012

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Gender, Migration and Citizenship

Seminar Series Michaelmas 2009

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Immigration and Low-wage Labour Markets

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2009

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Migration, Welfare and Inequalities

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2008

Migration and Cultural Production

Migration and Cultural Production

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2008

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Critical Epistemologies of Migration

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2008

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

New Trends in Contemporary Migration

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2007

Perspectives on African Migration

Perspectives on African Migration

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2007

States and Emigrants

States and Emigrants

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2006

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Racism and the new immigration: theories and practices

Seminar Series Michaelmas Term 2005

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

The Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism

Seminar Series Trinity Term 2005

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Contemporary International Migration – Key Issues

Seminar Series Hilary Term 2005