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Highly skilled or highly wanted migrants? Conceptualizations, policy designs and implementations of high-skilled migration policies

Hercog, Metka and Sandoz, Laure. (2018) Highly skilled or highly wanted migrants? Conceptualizations, policy designs and implementations of high-skilled migration policies. Migration Letters, 15 (4). pp. 453-460.

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Abstract

This special issue offers an opportunity to delve into the construction of migrant categories through policy design and policy implementation. It proposes to widen the focus beyond immigration authorities in order to include actors that are in one or another way involved in the process of selecting, supporting or employing highly skilled workers and therefore also contributing to their definition. The aim of the special issue is to bring to the surface the indistinct objectives of immigration policies, and to analyse the interplay between policies, discourses and practices. More precisely, we discuss the argument that the definition of highly skilled migrants depends more on how potential migrants are viewed by interest groups than on migrants’ characteristics.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Kulturanthropologie > Kulturanthropologie (Leimgruber)
UniBasel Contributors:Sandoz, Laure and Hercog, Metka
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Transnational Press London
ISSN:1741-8984
e-ISSN:1741-8992
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article -- Fulltext is posted here by permission of transcript Verlag for personal use only, not for redistribution.
Language:English
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Deposited On:16 Oct 2018 07:22

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