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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Nina Sophie Overneyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:33Z
dc.date.issued2009-05-19en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05222009-023225en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42775
dc.description.abstractIn modern societies foreigners are implicated in the resolution of the problem of state sovereignty. This paper clarifies how foreign groups can be used by the state to reconstitute the nation in such a way that vulnerabilities are mended. Michel Foucaultâ s racism and bio-politics are used as conceptual tools to gain insight on how the perpetually open question of who belongs and who does not belong to the population might be settled. This theoretical problem is illustrated with the help of case studies on two significant â crisis momentsâ for the Swiss state: the arrival of the Hungarian refugees in the late 1950s and the arrival of the Bosnian refugees in the early to mid 1990s.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartMAThesisETD2.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectmigrationen_US
dc.subjectbio-politicsen_US
dc.subjectSwitzerlanden_US
dc.titleForeigners and the Bio-Political State: Case Studies of Hungarian and Bosnian Refugees in Switzerlanden_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairNelson, Scott C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberToal, Gerarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberNatter, Wolfgang Georgeen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05222009-023225/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-05-22en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-06-10
dc.date.adate2009-06-10en_US


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