I am doing research on the institutional interaction between the state, the family and (global)markets from a gender,class and ethnicity perspective. Recently I have been working with projects on gender, globalization, citizenship, transnational care and the transformations of the Nordic welfare states.
The Nordic welfare states have a long history of active politicies on gender equality and social welfare for all. Today welfare states "outsources" gender eqaulity conflicts to the global markets and on the national level migration authorities use migration policy to adjust to the needs of the labour market.
Lise Widding Isaksen (ed.) "Global Care Work. Gender and Migration in Nordic Societies" Nordic Academic Press, Lund, Sweden 2010
Lise Widding Isaksen and Helle Stenum, 2011, "The Politics of Recognition: From Cultural Exchange to Domestic Work" in Majda Hrzenak (ed) Politics of Care. Peace Institut Press, Ljubljana
Lise Widding Isaksen, 2011, "Gendering the Stranger: Nomadic Care Workers in Europe: A Polish-Italian Example." in Dahl, Keranen, Kovalainen (eds) Europeanization, Gender and Care. Palgrave MacMillan, London