Solidarity and membership in Scandinavia today

Time: Wednesday, 25 September 2019 18:00-19:30

Solidarity and membership in Scandinavia today
"Diversity of London". Photo: Jon Rawlinson/Pixabay

​During this seminar Will Kymlicka (Queen's University, Canada) and researchers from the 'Governing and Experiencing Citizenship in Multicultural Scandinavia' research project will shed light on and discuss: What kinds of membership ensure recognition and redistribution in diverse societies? Put more crudely: Which ties are sufficient to bind? These questions are posed specifically in the context of Scandinavia, known for its 'Nordic model' welfare states, where public debate increasingly connects concerns over immigration with the future prospects of welfare states.

Wednesday 25 September, 18:00-19:30 Interkulturelt Museum, Tøyenbekken

The seminar is part of a series of events marking the end of the GOVCIT research project, and will foreground the roles, potential and pitfalls, of citizenship, as a specific form of formal membership of nation-states. The discussion is inspired by, and will draw on, an article by Will Kymlicka published in Comparative Migration Studies, Solidarity in Diverse Societies, and a series of commentaries and re-joinders, in addition to recent GOVCIT research insights.