My most recent research project seeks to shed light on the regulation and politicisation of forced migrants’ access to healthcare in different European countries. In this project, I examine through a comparative lens how comprehensively and efficiently the arriving persons’ healthcare can – and is intended to – be guaranteed in different types of national incorporation and healthcare systems. This includes a discussion of the motives driving policy makers’ actions at different levels (European, national, regional, communal), with regard to the adoption and interpretation of health policies under the influence of the recent polycrisis context determined i.a. by the so-called ‘migration [management] crisis’, the COVID-19 pandemic, and Russia’s war against Ukraine. Initially, the research project focuses on the cases of Germany, Italy, Sweden and the UK, but I intend to extend it to further European healthcare and welfare systems in the mid- to long term.
- Regimewandel oder -beständigkeit in Krisenzeiten? Die politische Regulierung des Gesundheitszugangs Geflüchteter in Deutschland während der Migrations[management]krise. Sozialer Fortschritt, 72 (2023), pp. 635-652.
- Different Systems, Similar Responses: Policy Reforms on Asylum-Seekers’ and Refugees’ Access to Healthcare in Germany and Sweden in the Wake of the 2015-17 ‘Migration Crisis’. In Mari-Liis Jakobson et al. (eds.), Anxieties of Migration and Integration in Turbulent Times, Springer (2023), pp. 129-146.
- Inequality by design: The politics behind forced migrants’ access to healthcare. Medical Law Review, 30:4 (2022), pp. 658-679.
- The impact of national values on health-care provisions for asylum seekers and refugees in Germany and Sweden. DPCE Online, 45:4 (2020), pp. 5208-5225.
Posts on this research project
- The unreliability of compassion, and the European Parliament’s history of self-empowerment: Two columns at “Ideas on Europe”
- Summer conference season 2021: Presentations on European social policy, national health and asylum policies & more
- Upcoming talk: The (construed) role of the EU in national policies on asylum seekers’ and refugees’ access to health care