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%T Challenging the nation-state from within: the emergence of transmunicipal solidarity in the course of the EU refugee controversy
%A Heimann, Christiane
%A Müller, Sandra
%A Schammann, Hannes
%A Stürner, Janina
%J Social Inclusion
%N 2
%P 208-218
%V 7
%D 2019
%K European Union; city networks; concepts of solidarity; integration policy; migration policy; refugee controversy
%@ 2183-2803
%U https://www.cogitatiopress.com/socialinclusion/article/view/1994
%X In the context of the so-called refugee crisis, political disputes about solidarity become a central issue with member states applying competing concepts. At the same time, European cities use transnational networks to implement a new form of solidarity among municipalities via city diplomacy (Acuto, Morissette & Tsouros, 2017). Analyzing the deadlock between member states and the emerging activities of cities, we scrutinize the limits of existing approaches to political solidarity (e.g., Agustín & Jørgensen, 2019; Knodt, Tews & Piefer, 2014; Sangiovanni, 2013) to explain this phenomenon. Based on expert interviews and document analysis from a study on transnational municipal networks, we identify an emerging concept of solidarity that challenges the nation states as core providers of solidarity from within: transmunicipal solidarity focuses on joint action of local governments to scale out and scale up.
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%9 journal article
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