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CWP52 Dingu-Kyrklund Final

CWP52 Dingu-Kyrklund Final

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Research paper: "Citizenship, Migration and Social Integration in Sweden: A Model for Europe?
Author: Elena Dingu-Kyrklund
Published by: CERIS, January 2007
Research paper: "Citizenship, Migration and Social Integration in Sweden: A Model for Europe?
Author: Elena Dingu-Kyrklund
Published by: CERIS, January 2007

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 WORKING PAPER SERIES
CITIZENSHIP, MIGRATION, AND SOCIAL INTEGRATIONIN SWEDEN: A MODEL FOR EUROPE?Elena Dingu-KyrklundCERIS Working Paper No. 52January 2007
 
Series Editor for 2006/07Michael J. Doucet, PhDDepartment of GeographyRyerson University350 Victoria StreetToronto, OntarioM5B 2K3mdoucet@ryerson.ca
Joint Centre of Excellence for Researchon Immigration and Settlement – Toronto
 
The CERIS Working Paper SeriesManuscripts on topics related to immigration, settlement, and culturaldiversity in urban centres are welcome. Preference may be given to thepublication of manuscripts that are the result of research projects fundedthrough CERIS.All manuscripts must be submitted in both digital and hard-copy form,and should include an Abstract of 100-200 wordsand a list of keywords.
 
If you have comments or proposals regarding the CERIS Working Paper Seriesplease contact the Editor at:(416) 946-3110 or e-mail at <ceris.office@utoronto.ca>
 
Copyright of the articles in the CERIS Working Paper Seriesis retained by the author(s)The views expressed in these articles are those of the author(s),and opinions on the content of the articles should be communicateddirectly to the author(s) themselves.JOINT CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR RESEARCHON IMMIGRATION AND SETTLEMENT TORONTO (CERIS)246 Bloor Street West, 7 Floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5S 1V4
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Telephone (416) 946-3110 Facsimile (416) 971-3094
 
Editor’s Note: While the subject matter of this paper does not fall within the normal CERIS research mandate, which is
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focussed on immigration and settlement issues in Ontario, including pan-Canadian perspectives, this paper is being published as part of the CERIS Working Paper series because it was presented at a CERIS Seminar on 19 October 2005. Nevertheless, most Canadian readers should find the discussion of the debate over the acceptance of dual citizenship inSweden to be of considerable interest in light of recent debates over this issue in Canada.
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Citizenship, Migration, and Social Integration in Sweden:A Model for Europe?
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Elena Dingu-KyrklundCentre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic RelationsStockholm University106 91 Stockholm, SwedenE-mail: Elena.Dingu-Kyrklund@ceifo.su.seABSTRACT
Transnational migration has been a constant element of human existence. Admission andintegration of migrants has, in time, become an increasingly important element of decision-making policies in many nations. Classifications of voluntary and involuntary migrants according to their reasons for migrating and the socio-economic and political reasons for the acceptance of suchindividuals by the receiving countries have been the object of numerous national and international pieces of legislation. This has served to underscore the importance of belonging for all partiesinvolved: both migrants (more or less welcome in their adoptive countries) and states alike. In aformal sense, the ultimate signal of unlimited acceptance remains the granting of citizenship byhis/her new country to the “adoptee-resident.” Only citizens normally enjoy an unconditional rightto live and reside without restrictions in a given country. Traditionally, this ultimate form of acceptance was (mutually) exclusive, which, for a long time, made it practically impossible for a person to be a citizen of more than one state. Gradual globalization and an unprecedenteddevelopment of the very concept of citizenship, from a horizontal, national perspective to anemerging vertical, supra-national level (consider, for example, the concept of EU-citizenship andthe special case of the Nordic states), required, at some point, a redefinition and re-evaluation of theconcept of citizenship, in both formal legal and more informal terms. This paper examines thisredefinition and re-evaluation within the context of Sweden.
KEY WORDS:
(im)migration, integration, citizen(ship), naturalization, residents, immigration policy.

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