Today, Tuesday 15 March, Tove Heggli Sagmo has successfully defended her doctoral thesis at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo: Return Migration and Social Change: Creating Distinctions in the Social Field.
Proposed changes in Norway's immigration could have adverse effects on integration, discriminate against persons with disabilities, and undermine democratic control.
As part of the NCHS project Protection of Civilians: From Principle to Practice, Cindy Horst and Tove Heggli Sagmo have published the Policy Brief ‘Humanitarianism and Return: Compromising Protection?’. The policy brief draws on a case study on the protection of displaced Somalis, conducted in collaboration with NCHS-partner The Heritage Institute for Policy Studies (HIPS).
The war in Syria, the threat of Islamic radicalisation, and fears that terrorists may recruit Norwegian citizens have sparked renewed debate about Norway’s citizenship legislation. Meanwhile, another debate continues to be forgotten: We call for a reopening of the debate on dual citizenship, as Norway’s antiquated legislation is out of step with that of its Nordic neighbours. Both debates are important, and both should be addressed now. But these are two separate debates.