Date of Award
Master of Arts in International Development and Social Change (IDSC)
International Development, Community and Environment
This paper looks at the structure of discrimination and marginalization of refugees and asylum-seekers. The paper investigates a new form of housing –– floatels –– which was seen in Sweden in 2016. This paper explores the relevant literature on identity, biopower, and spatial segregation, to make the case that floatels are contemporary forms of encampment. Floatels are clear examples of the State’s use of biopower to spatially segregate certain undesirable populations. By providing a case study of the situation in Sweden, the overall goal of the paper is to highlight the issues and complexity involved in refugee housing. In particular, it aims to discourage governments from using this form of housing by pointing out the limitations.
Weinstein, Miranda L., "Sweden’s Floating Refugee Camp: A New Form of Spatial Segregation?" (2017). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 125.
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