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Université de Neuchâtel

How to explain migration policy openness in times of closure? The case of international students in Switzerland

Riaño Alcala, Yvonne ; Lombard, Annique ; Piguet, Etienne

In: Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017, p. 1-13

Since the 1990s, Swiss immigration policies have placed increasing restrictions on non-European Union (EU) immigrants. However, in 2011, based on the initiative of Jacques Neirynck, the Swiss Parliament approved a law facilitating the admission and integration of non-EU nationals with a Swiss university degree. How can this policy openness in times of closure be explained? Drawing on the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Approaching Latin American Cities from the Bottom-Up: Self-Help Networks, Place Identity and Participatory Research

Riaño Alcala, Yvonne

In: Perspectives of Geographical Research on Latin America for the 21st Century. ISR-Forschungsberichte, 2000, vol. 23, p. 71-93

The quality of life in Latin American cities is increasingly deteriorating. Problems of environmental degradation, poverty, violence and criminality are heightening across the continent. One of the important reasons for this phenomenon is the inability of many urban residents to identify themselves with their environment. This is a result of equity problems, such as the deficient integration of...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Global Race for Talent in Switzerland. How to Explain Migration Policy Liberalisation to Allow International Students Staying after Graduation?

Riaño Alcala, Yvonne ; Lombard, Annique ; Piguet, Etienne

(nccr on the move ; 14)

Since the 1990s, Swiss immigration policies have placed more restrictions on non-EU nationals living and working in Switzerland. However, in 2011, based on the initiative of university professor and parliamentarian Jacques Neirynck, the Swiss Parliament approved a new law facilitating the admission and integration of non-EU nationals with a Swiss university degree. How can this policy openness in...

Université de Neuchâtel

The production of knowledge as a « Minga » : challenges and opportunities of a new methodological approch based on co-determination and reciprocity

Riaño Alcala, Yvonne

(Working papers MAPS ; 3)

This paper presents a new methodological approach, entitled "MINGA", developed with the goal of achieving a more equitable working relationship between the researcher and her/his research subjects while also reaching a deeper understanding of the reality being researched. The question of what type of representations we produce as researchers, and with what consequences, has been addressed for...