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Abstract Details

 
AUTHOR NAME
 
Family Name:
EYBALIN CASSEUS
 
First Name:
CLARA RACHEL
 
ABSTRACT OF PAPER
 
Title of Paper:
Labor Mobility and Citizenship : Challenges and Best Practices
 
Paper Proposal Text :
Labor migration continues to transform the political economy of the Gulf region as well as putting stress on the issue of migrants’ non-citizenship. By arguing that the notion of citizenship is always inscribed, at a given moment, in a political community, this paper further underlines the necessity to re-think new forms of mobility and incorporation from non citizens. The salience of homeland political initiatives and policy enacted by the host society seem to be vital to explain the full emergence of literature pointing to the changing role of the state in conceptualizing different dimensions of citizenship and how its different understanding of citizenship conditions migrants’ transnational practices. Based on a recent document on Saudi Arabia’s legal framework of migration [GLMM, n° 4, 2013] and a number of Saudi press articles, the intent of this paper is to demonstrate the necessity for defining and implementing new efficient policy instruments to bridge a persistent gap between labor mobility and the reconfiguration of citizenship. The paper concludes with some key findings from the literature and some trends for the future migration in the Gulf.
 
 
 

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