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Dr Clara Sandelind joined the Department in 2016 as a Leverhulme Early Career Postdoctoral Research Fellow, with the project “Trust and Solidarity in Scandinavia: Immigration and Narratives of Bounded Communities”. Prior to joining the Department, she worked as a Lecturer in Politics at the University of Huddersfield. She previously undertook doctoral research in the Department and finished her PhD “Nationalism and Attitudes to Immigration” in 2015. She has previously worked at a think tank and in journalism, and writes regular columns for the Swedish Liberal News Agency.
In the academic year 2016/2017 Clara will be teaching the following modules:
• POL3123 Liberalism and Its Critics
Clara is currently undertaking a three year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship project entitled: “Trust and Solidarity in Scandinavia: Immigration and Narratives of Bounded Communities”. Trust and solidarity is believed to flourish only in bounded communities of citizens, making immigrants potential threats to egalitarian societies. Yet similar welfare states have responded in radically different ways to immigration.
This project will scrutinise this “progressive dilemma”, conducting a comparative study of the ways in which narratives of bounded communities and welfare in Sweden, Denmark and Norway relate to immigration policy. It will employ experimental methods drawing on insights from the cognitive sciences to investigate how those narratives influence behavioural trust and solidarity. It will contribute both empirically and theoretically to the question of whether progressiveness is compatible with openness.
Clara’s research also investigates normative questions on immigration, refugees and borders. In particular, her research aims at scrutinising the relationship between rights to collective self-determination, on the one hand, and the rights of refugees and migrants, on the other hand.
|Publications and Papers||
Sandelind, C. (2016), ‘Constructions of identity, belonging and exclusion in the democratic welfare state’, National Identities doi.org/10.1080/14608944.2016.1211999 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14608944.2016.1211999
Sandelind, C. (2015), ‘Territorial Rights and Open Borders’, Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 18 (5) http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13698230.2013.864796
Hultgren, V., Linde, J. and Sandelind, C. (2009), ‘Rosorna som vissnade? En intervjustudie av demokratiska attityder bland georgiska medborgare’, Nordiskt Østforum 1, p. 5-28
Sandelind, C. (2015), ‘Flyktingkrisen och de europeiska värderingarna’, Världspolitikens Dagsfrågor
Sandelind, C. (ed) (2014), European Populism and Winning the Immigration Debate, ELF/FORES www.fores.se/populism
Sandelind, C. (2014), ‘Introduction’, in Sandelind, C. (ed), European Populism and Winning the Immigration Debate, ELF/FORES www.fores.se/populism
Sandelind, C. (2014), ‘The Swedish Exception and the Case of Landskrona’ in Sandelind, C. (ed), European Populism and Winning the Immigration Debate, ELF/FORES www.fores.se/populism
Sandelind, C. (2014), ‘A Commentary on Anna Stilz, "Nations, States, and Territory" and Lea Ypi, "A Permissive Theory of Territorial Rights"’, Territory and Justice Symposia (3), Cara Nine (ed.) http://eis.bris.ac.uk/~plcdib/territory/papers/ClaraS.pdf
Sandelind, C. and Ådahl, M. (2010), Lyckad invandring – 10 svenska forskare om hur man når framgångar, FORES: Stockholm
Sandelind, C. and Taxén, O. (2010), ‘Lokal bekämpning av främlingsfientlighet’, FORES Policy Paper 2010:1
Sandelind, C. (2016), ‘OlivieroAngeli: Cosmopolitanism, Self-Determination and Territory: Justice with Borders. (Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. Pp. i, 169.)’, The Review of Politics 78 (1) https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/review-of-politics/article/olivieroangeli-cosmopolitanism-self-determination-and-territory-justice-with-borders-hampshire-palgrave-macmillan-2015-pp-i-169/7C83AF8172A10D3729DFB222D054639C
Sandelind, C. (2016), ‘Book Review: Migration in Political Theory: The Ethics of Movement and Membership’, LSE Review of Books http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/book-review-migration-in-political-theory-the-ethics-of-movement-and-membership/