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The migration policy of Switzerland
The migration policy of Switzerland

Author(s): Magdalena Perkowska
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Politics, Social Sciences, Sociology, Migration Studies
Published by: Uniwersytet Adama Mickiewicza
Keywords: migration policy; Switzerland

Summary/Abstract: The main aim of the paper is to present Swiss migration policy from the second part of the 20th century till present. This policy has evolved over recent decades. It was strongly influenced by the economic need for workers on the one hand, and by xenophobic opinions that made this policy more strict. The central part of the paper concerns the popular initiative voted through on 9 February 2014, when the Swiss nation decided to limit the free movement of people between Switzerland and the European Union.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 41-54
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English