"We expect them to do more than just order a passport" - Affective dimensions of citizenship in the Swiss naturalisation process.
|Director of thesis||Jelena Tosic (HSG)|
|Co-director of thesis||Sabine Strasser (University of Bern) and Insa Koch (HSG)|
|Summary of thesis||
My doctoral thesis is part of the research project "Moralizations of Inequality in Europe ". The project deals with the negotiation of access to various state resources in Switzerland, Austria, and Hungary. My project with the working title "We expect them to do more than just order a passport" - Affective dimensions of citizenship in the Swiss naturalisation process.
For this purpose, I deal with different institutions and groups of people who are important in the naturalisation process: 1) With people who are in the naturalisation process or decided against the process. 2) With people who are involved in the process (including, among others, the members of the naturalisation committees who conduct interviews with the candidates, as well as employees or staff at the federal or cantonal level). 3) People who politically campaign for a change in the naturalisation law.
The study is an ethnographic research and uses qualitative research methods such as interviews, informal conversations, and participant observation.
|Administrative delay for the defence||2025|