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21. 6. 11
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Hierarchies of Vulnerability: Country report United Kingdom

We are publishing the first country report that was written in the framework of Flexi-in-Security project, launched by Multicultural Centre Prague and its partners. This cultural project aims to raise awareness about the impact of the economic crisis on labor migrants. Despite the promoted principle of "flexicurity", the European states proved to be inable to provide basic social security rights for migrants during the economic crisis. The report by Ian M. Cook as a first from the series of country reports focuses on social protection of labor migrants in the United Kingdom. The author points out that the flexible economy has allowed many migrants to easily find work, however, simultaneously it has created the conditions for exploitation of migrant workers. The author speaks about the "hierarchies of vulnerability" with the rights and entitlements guaranteed or not by a migrant's legal status and other factors.
Ian Cook
Ian Cook completed a BA in Philosophy and Politics at the University of Liverpool in 2005. He subsequently joined the Multicultural Centre Prague, focussing on the combination artistic and social-scientific approaches to migration and urban issues. He completed his MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology at the Central European University, with a thesis on gentrification in Budapest. Currently a Ph.D. candidate at the same department, he now focusses on temporal and spatial approaches to urbanisation in Mangalore, India. He also occasionally works as a writer and editor for various publications. He can be contacted at ianmickcook(AT)gmail.com.
Ian Cook
Ian Cook ukončil bakalářský program filozofie a politické vědy na Univerzitě v Liverpoolu v roce 2005. Poté se zapojil do činnosti MKC Praha, zaměřoval se na kombinaci uměleckého a sociálně-vědního přístupu k migraci a urbánním studiím. Magisterský titul ze sociologie a sociální antropologie získal na Central European University v Budapešti. V současné době se v doktorském studiu na téže katedře věnuje časovým a prostorovým aspektům urbanizace v Mangalore v Indii. Příležitostně pracuje jako autor a editor různých publikací. Může být kontaktován na ianmickcook(AT)gmail.com.
21. 6. 11
Zdroj: migrationonline.cz

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