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Kommunalt flyktingmottagande. En studie av Landskrona- och Vellinge kommuns flyktingmottagande.

Mattelin, Frida and Ainalem, Marianne (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to find an understanding of what factors which

affect refugee reception in two municipalities in the southern part of Sweden, the

municipality of Vellinge and the municipality of Landskrona. Three interviews

were made with three local politicians and these interviews were then analysed

using postcolonial theory. With the help of Matthew J. Gibney we identified seven

factors which aided us in the analysis these were: Integration history, Ethnic

affinity, Determining who is a refugee, The wealth of the municipality, The

housing market, The labour market and The action of other municipalities.

We found that these factors were all useful in creating an understanding of

refugee reception in the two... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to find an understanding of what factors which

affect refugee reception in two municipalities in the southern part of Sweden, the

municipality of Vellinge and the municipality of Landskrona. Three interviews

were made with three local politicians and these interviews were then analysed

using postcolonial theory. With the help of Matthew J. Gibney we identified seven

factors which aided us in the analysis these were: Integration history, Ethnic

affinity, Determining who is a refugee, The wealth of the municipality, The

housing market, The labour market and The action of other municipalities.

We found that these factors were all useful in creating an understanding of

refugee reception in the two municipalities. However they affected the

municipalities differently. The municipality of Vellinge claimed that economic

factors were the most important when deciding not to receive any refugees.

Nevertheless we found that factors like ethnic affinity and integration history

played an important part in the decision making as well. In the municipality of

Landskrona we found that refugee reception to a large extent was independent of

politic decisions and was instead something that continued without involvement

from the ruling in the municipality. Refugee reception in Landskrona can instead

be understood as dependent on the traditions in the municipality, on its ethnic

affinity and on its housing market. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to find an understanding of what factors which

affect refugee reception in two municipalities in the southern part of Sweden, the

municipality of Vellinge and the municipality of Landskrona. Three interviews

were made with three local politicians and these interviews were then analysed

using postcolonial theory. With the help of Matthew J. Gibney we identified seven

factors which aided us in the analysis these were: Integration history, Ethnic

affinity, Determining who is a refugee, The wealth of the municipality, The

housing market, The labour market and The action of other municipalities.

We found that these factors were all useful in creating an understanding of

refugee reception in the two municipalities. However they affected the

municipalities differently. The municipality of Vellinge claimed that economic

factors were the most important when deciding not to receive any refugees.

Nevertheless we found that factors like ethnic affinity and integration history

played an important part in the decision making as well. In the municipality of

Landskrona we found that refugee reception to a large extent was independent of

politic decisions and was instead something that continued without involvement

from the ruling in the municipality. Refugee reception in Landskrona can instead

be understood as dependent on the traditions in the municipality, on its ethnic

affinity and on its housing market.},
  author       = {Mattelin, Frida and Ainalem, Marianne},
  keyword      = {The municipality of Vellinge,,The municipality of Landskrona,,refugee reception,,postcolonial theory,,content analysis.,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Kommunalt flyktingmottagande. En studie av Landskrona- och Vellinge kommuns flyktingmottagande.},
  year         = {2006},
}