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Zoran Slavnic


Professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), and lecturer at the Department of Culture and Society (IKOS).

Political economy of international migration

My research interests are sociology of migration, ethnic relations and refugee studies. My dissertation studied Swedish refugee policy during the 1990:s. Lately I have moved towards economic sociology and informalization on the labour market.

I work as Professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), as well as a Director of Study and lecturer at the Department of Culture and Society (IKOS).

My scientific interest has been quite wide, encompassing ethnic and migration studies, sociology of higher education, Eastern European studies, sociological theory, economic sociology, philosophy of science, industrial relations, refugee studies, and tourism studies. However, the main focus of my research has been on the political economy of international migration, which could be described as an integrated approach to studies of migration, economic restructuring, citizenship, and social welfare.

My actual research is related to the research project Immigrants’ legal status, integration and life course patterns in Sweden, which is financed by Swedish Research Council for Health, Working Life and Welfare. The project focuses on relationship between immigrants’ entry categories and legal status and their socioeconomic integration after obtaining the residence permits.



Zoran Slavnić, Ognjen Obućina (2023) Between Uncertainty and Integration: Exploring the Influence of Legal Precarity on Refugee Socio-Economic Integration in Sweden Migracijske i Etniĉke Teme, Vol. 39, p. 31-55 Continue to DOI


Zoran Slavnic, Susanne Urban (2018) Meandering Rides of the Swedish Taxi Industry: Flourishing Entrepreneurship or Ethnic Segmentation International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, Vol. 38, p. 444-458 Continue to DOI


Zoran Slavnic (2017) Research and data-sharing policy in Sweden - neoliberal courses, forces and discourses Prometheus, Vol. 35, p. 249-266 Continue to DOI


Zoran Slavnic (2016) In the shadow of uncertainity: Refugee protection, short-sighted pragmatism and the problem of mixed "ethnic" odentities Citizens in Heart?: Perspectives on integration of refugees in the EU after the Yugoslav wars of successions, p. 137-162
Martin Klinthäll, Craig Mitchell, Tobias Schölin, Zoran Slavnic, Susanne Urban (2016) Invandring och företagande