NORDHOST congratulates colleague Vanessa Barker with her new publication!
NORDHOST researcher Vanessa Barker has just published the new book Nordic Nationalism and Penal Order. Walling the Welfare State.
In late summer 2015, Sweden embarked on one of the largest self-described humanitarian efforts in its history, opening its borders to 163,000 asylum seekers fleeing the war in Syria. Six months later this massive effort was over. On January 4, 2016, Sweden closed its border with Denmark. This closure makes a startling reversal of Sweden’s open borders to refugees and contravenes free movement in the Schengen Area, a founding principle of the European Union. What happened? This book sets out to explain this reversal.
Read more about her book on Routledge's webpage.