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Partnerskap - en snäv syn på samverkan En studie av lokalt integrationsarbete i Malmö

Halling, Christina (2004)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This essay revolves around partnerships established between local authorities and civil society to promote integration in segregated urban areas. The main focus is on who is active in formulating the local integration policy in these partnerships. The analysis is based on qualitative interviews with representatives from the local public administration and from different parts of civil society in Rosengård and Södra innerstaden in Malmö. The conclusion is that local authorities to a large extent decide the content of integration policy. The authorities, in having the major responsibility of the integration projects, decide what parts of civil society to involve and what projects will promote integration. Still, associations of civil society... (More)
This essay revolves around partnerships established between local authorities and civil society to promote integration in segregated urban areas. The main focus is on who is active in formulating the local integration policy in these partnerships. The analysis is based on qualitative interviews with representatives from the local public administration and from different parts of civil society in Rosengård and Södra innerstaden in Malmö. The conclusion is that local authorities to a large extent decide the content of integration policy. The authorities, in having the major responsibility of the integration projects, decide what parts of civil society to involve and what projects will promote integration. Still, associations of civil society may have an influence on integration policy, but there are considerable differences between associations in their abilities to participate. The possibilities of inhabitants in general to have an influence on integration policy are found to be modest. The division of responsibility between the authorities and civil society is found to be increasingly blurred.

On the basis of the empirical study the concept of partnership is questioned. The conclusion is that the use of the concept for the purpose of evaluating integration policy is insignificant. (Less)
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author
Halling, Christina
supervisor
organization
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
civil society, immigrants, integration, partnership, segregation, Political and administrative sciences, Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap
language
Swedish
id
1333705
date added to LUP
2004-05-25
date last changed
2004-05-24
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  abstract     = {This essay revolves around partnerships established between local authorities and civil society to promote integration in segregated urban areas. The main focus is on who is active in formulating the local integration policy in these partnerships. The analysis is based on qualitative interviews with representatives from the local public administration and from different parts of civil society in Rosengård and Södra innerstaden in Malmö. The conclusion is that local authorities to a large extent decide the content of integration policy. The authorities, in having the major responsibility of the integration projects, decide what parts of civil society to involve and what projects will promote integration. Still, associations of civil society may have an influence on integration policy, but there are considerable differences between associations in their abilities to participate. The possibilities of inhabitants in general to have an influence on integration policy are found to be modest. The division of responsibility between the authorities and civil society is found to be increasingly blurred.

On the basis of the empirical study the concept of partnership is questioned. The conclusion is that the use of the concept for the purpose of evaluating integration policy is insignificant.},
  author       = {Halling, Christina},
  keyword      = {civil society,immigrants,integration,partnership,segregation,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Partnerskap - en snäv syn på samverkan En studie av lokalt integrationsarbete i Malmö},
  year         = {2004},
}