nccr on the move

nccr on the move
nccr on the move

Le nccr – on the move est le National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) pour les études en migrations et mobilité, opérationnel depuis juin 2014. Le centre vise à améliorer la compréhension des modèles de migration contemporains et à créer un domaine de recherche innovant et compétitif sur les migrations et la mobilité en Suisse. Publication périodique de la Maison d'analyse des processus sociaux (MAPS) de l'Université de Neuchâtel initiée en 2017.

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SWISSCIT Index on Citizenship Law in Swiss Cantons: Conceptualisation, Measurement, Aggregation

Arrighi, Jean-Thomas ; Piccoli, Lorenzo

(nccr on the move ; 18)

In the Swiss federal context, the acquisition of citizenship through ordinary naturalization, the enjoyment of electoral rights as a foreign resident, and the retention of the franchise as a Swiss citizen abroad is not uniformly defined through a single federal law but co-determined by the cantons. In this explanatory note, we introduce SWISSCIT, a set of indicators measuring how inclusive...

Université de Neuchâtel

Language Roulette – The Effect of Random Placement on Refugees’ Labour Market Integration

Auer, Daniel

(nccr on the move ; 11)

The labour market integration of refugees represents a key challenge for policy makers and has emerged as one of the most divisive topics in public debate. European countries have been pressured to establish fair and transparent methods of placing asylum seekers among the European states and into different regions within their national borders. In this paper, I highlight the unsurprising yet...

Université de Neuchâtel

It’s Discrimination, Stupid: Labour Market (Re-) Entry Difficulties among Different Immigrant Groups in Switzerland

Auer, Daniel ; Bonoli, Giuliano ; Fossati, Flavia

(nccr on the move ; 2)

We start from the empirical observation that unemployed migrants from Africa and Ex-Yugoslavia have more difficulties when trying to re-enter the labour market as compared to migrants from Portugal. Based on a unique dataset of newly unemployed individuals in the Swiss Canton of Vaud, we set out to analyse the reasons for the large difference in the length of unemployment spells by testing the...

Université de Neuchâtel

Blurred Lines: Migration and Mobility in EU Law and Policy

Bauloz, Céline

(nccr on the move ; 4)

While the movement of persons is at the heart of the European construction, it has been conceptualised differently with regard to third-country nationals and citizens of the European Union (EU). In the former case, it is referred to as ‘migration’ and, in the latter, as ‘mobility’. This traditional perception of migration and mobility is however not set in stone but is deemed to evolve...

Université de Neuchâtel

The “ideal / Non-ideal Theory” Distinction Applied to the Social Justice Debate Beyond National Borders: European or Global?

Baycan, Esma

(nccr on the move ; 3)

This paper focuses on the arguments in favor of extending distributive justice beyond national borders. Within the contemporary literature of normative political philosophy, we find arguments for either a global or European extension of distributive justice. Philosophers in favor of the European extension are also often supportive of extending to yet other places, but then the following...

Université de Neuchâtel

State’s Discretion and the Challenge of Irregular Migration – the Example of Permanent Regularization Practices in Spain and Switzerland

Della Torrel, Lucia

(nccr on the move ; 12)

In the heated debate around irregular migration, the so-called regularization measures represent one of the main bones of contention – presented by some as the only possible solution to irregular presences and contested by others as rewards for illicit behaviour. Despite their many differences, such measures have a common core – discretion. They are, in fact, gracious concessions of the State...

Université de Neuchâtel

Changing Gender Representations in Politics of Belonging: A Critical Analysis of Developments in Switzerland

Fischer, Carolin ; Dahinden, Janine

(nccr on the move ; 6)

The literature increasingly recognises the importance of gender in defining the boundaries between national societies and migrants. But little is still known about the history and changes of mechanisms that shape the role of gender as category of difference. Based on a historical case study of Switzerland this paper examines how gender is implicated in the politics of migrant admission and...

Université de Neuchâtel

Pending Case C-438/14 Nabiel Peter Bogendorff von Wolffersdorff – Or is it Peter Mark Emanuel Graf von Wolffersdorff Freiherr von Bogendorff?

de Groot, David A.J.G.

(nccr on the move ; 5)

While the movement of persons is at the heart of the European construction, it has been conceptualised differently with regard to third-country nationals and citizens of the European Union (EU). In the former case, it is referred to as ‘migration’ and, in the latter, as ‘mobility’. This traditional perception of migration and mobility is however not set in stone but is deemed to evolve...

Université de Neuchâtel

The Privileged and Useful Migrant: An Evaluation of Changing Policy and Scholarly Approaches Towards High-skilled Migration

Hercog, Metka

(nccr on the move ; 16)

The purpose of this paper has been to examine the position of high-skilled migration within the contemporary migration debate in relation to the wider issue of who and what constitutes skilled migration. The paper reviews policy and scholarly approaches towards high-skilled migration within three main strands of research literature: immigration policy analysis, research on migrationdevelopment...

Université de Neuchâtel

Fast-Tracking Full Citizenship in the Context of the Swiss Integration Stage Model

Kurt, Stefanie

(nccr on the move ; 15)

In 2014, the Federal Assembly adopted the new Swiss Citizenship Act, which will enter into force on the 1st of January 2018. One of the missions of this Act is to align the pre-conditions for Swiss Citizenship with the Swiss integration stage model, a controversial move by the Federal Assembly that tightens the rules for access to citizenship and consequently narrows the space of cantonal...