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Vi och dom och valdeltagande. En studie kring valdeltagandet hos naturaliserade svenskar och invandrare.

Möller, Pär and Pantzar, Sven (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis focuses on the problems involving immigrants and their voting behaviour in Sweden. We presuppose that immigrants vote in a far less extent than Swedish citizen according to general statistics. We try to explain and give solutions to this problem. To our help we use both integration theory focusing on multiculturalism and electoral participation theories.

Starting off in these two theories, we have further analyzed a number of policies issued to solve the participation dilemma. The policies were issued in order to elevate the socio-economic standards, inform citizens and close the distance between voters and politicians.

Our results show that what work best is long term ventures aiming at integrating immigrants to the Swedish... (More)
This thesis focuses on the problems involving immigrants and their voting behaviour in Sweden. We presuppose that immigrants vote in a far less extent than Swedish citizen according to general statistics. We try to explain and give solutions to this problem. To our help we use both integration theory focusing on multiculturalism and electoral participation theories.

Starting off in these two theories, we have further analyzed a number of policies issued to solve the participation dilemma. The policies were issued in order to elevate the socio-economic standards, inform citizens and close the distance between voters and politicians.

Our results show that what work best is long term ventures aiming at integrating immigrants to the Swedish society. Furthermore, politicians are the most important players in this arena. It is up to them to reach out to the whole community. Lastly, electoral participation theories need to be taken into account. Sweden has to make sure that the electoral process is as easy as possible and that the individual's interest in politics easily can be transformed into an electoral action. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This thesis focuses on the problems involving immigrants and their voting behaviour in Sweden. We presuppose that immigrants vote in a far less extent than Swedish citizen according to general statistics. We try to explain and give solutions to this problem. To our help we use both integration theory focusing on multiculturalism and electoral participation theories.

Starting off in these two theories, we have further analyzed a number of policies issued to solve the participation dilemma. The policies were issued in order to elevate the socio-economic standards, inform citizens and close the distance between voters and politicians.

Our results show that what work best is long term ventures aiming at integrating immigrants to the Swedish society. Furthermore, politicians are the most important players in this arena. It is up to them to reach out to the whole community. Lastly, electoral participation theories need to be taken into account. Sweden has to make sure that the electoral process is as easy as possible and that the individual's interest in politics easily can be transformed into an electoral action.},
  author       = {Möller, Pär and Pantzar, Sven},
  keyword      = {immigrants,naturalised citizens,electoral participation,integration,multiculturalism,Social sciences,Samhällsvetenskaper,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vi och dom och valdeltagande. En studie kring valdeltagandet hos naturaliserade svenskar och invandrare.},
  year         = {2006},
}