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Processen - analys av de svenska förslagen till effektivisering av asylsystemet ur ett handlingteoretiskt perspektiv

Linde, Kristina LU (2009) MRSK01 20091
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
Long waiting periods for asylum seekers is a problem in most European countries and the effort to harmonise the refugee politicy within the union has brought this question to the point. Everyone agrees that the asylum process has to be made more effective, also Sweden. Medical research shows that asylum seekers in Sweden are particularly exposed to mental and physical unhealthiness. My ambition with this paper is partly to show how this phenomenon can be explained with different theories about the human being as acting and rational. The reason I want to emphasize the connection between long waiting periods, restrained possibilities to control ones life, and disorder, is that this will strengthen my arguments against certain methods used in... (More)
Long waiting periods for asylum seekers is a problem in most European countries and the effort to harmonise the refugee politicy within the union has brought this question to the point. Everyone agrees that the asylum process has to be made more effective, also Sweden. Medical research shows that asylum seekers in Sweden are particularly exposed to mental and physical unhealthiness. My ambition with this paper is partly to show how this phenomenon can be explained with different theories about the human being as acting and rational. The reason I want to emphasize the connection between long waiting periods, restrained possibilities to control ones life, and disorder, is that this will strengthen my arguments against certain methods used in the potentiation of the asylum procedure.
The recent indications of the Swedish Migration Board to track Great Britain in its aim of shortening the waiting time motivate a comparison between the two models. The other purpose of this essay is thus to map out which methods used by Britain are not to be recommended for Sweden. Using among other, Martha Nussbaum’s and Joachim Israel’s theories of agency as a condition for I argue that methods leading to restricted possibilities for asylum seekers to be part of the design of their own life should not be used by the Swedish Migration Board. The heavy criticism which has been directed against the British methods is used to fortify this proposal. Finally I describe which methods can be used in making the Swedish asylum procedure faster and more effective but without restricting the rights of the individual.
The conclusion of this paper is that some of the methods used by Britain are deeply problematic, seen from the perspective of the theories applied. Some of the suggestions made by the Swedish Migration Board resemble these methods and should therefore be questioned. (Less)
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author
Linde, Kristina LU
supervisor
organization
course
MRSK01 20091
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
agency, asylum procedure, refugee, asylum seeker, asylsökande, migration, flykting
language
Swedish
id
1405470
date added to LUP
2009-06-16 14:00:13
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2014-09-04 08:27:45
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  abstract     = {Long waiting periods for asylum seekers is a problem in most European countries and the effort to harmonise the refugee politicy within the union has brought this question to the point. Everyone agrees that the asylum process has to be made more effective, also Sweden. Medical research shows that asylum seekers in Sweden are particularly exposed to mental and physical unhealthiness. My ambition with this paper is partly to show how this phenomenon can be explained with different theories about the human being as acting and rational. The reason I want to emphasize the connection between long waiting periods, restrained possibilities to control ones life, and disorder, is that this will strengthen my arguments against certain methods used in the potentiation of the asylum procedure. 
	The recent indications of the Swedish Migration Board to track Great Britain in its aim of shortening the waiting time motivate a comparison between the two models. The other purpose of this essay is thus to map out which methods used by Britain are not to be recommended for Sweden. Using among other, Martha Nussbaum’s and Joachim Israel’s theories of agency as a condition for I argue that methods leading to restricted possibilities for asylum seekers to be part of the design of their own life should not be used by the Swedish Migration Board. The heavy criticism which has been directed against the British methods is used to fortify this proposal. Finally I describe which methods can be used in making the Swedish asylum procedure faster and more effective but without restricting the rights of the individual.
	The conclusion of this paper is that some of the methods used by Britain are deeply problematic, seen from the perspective of the theories applied. Some of the suggestions made by the Swedish Migration Board resemble these methods and should therefore be questioned.},
  author       = {Linde, Kristina},
  keyword      = {agency,asylum procedure,refugee,asylum seeker,asylsökande,migration,flykting},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Processen - analys av de svenska förslagen till effektivisering av asylsystemet ur ett handlingteoretiskt perspektiv},
  year         = {2009},
}