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Integrationen av romer i Sverige - En studie i mångkulturell integration av etniska minoriteter.

Johansson, Helena LU (2010) STVK01 20102
Department of Political Science
Abstract
The Roma people have been living in Europe for about a thousand years. But still they have not been integrated in to the European society. In many places around Europe they are being subjected to unfair and sometimes illegal actions due to their ethnicity. At the same time many European countries have adopted multicultural integration policies in which the main goal is to integrate ethnic and cultural minorities in to the majority society while respecting their cultural differences. Sweden is one of those countries. In this essay I test Will Kymlickas theory about multicultural citizenship and integration by analyzing Sweden’s integration of the Roma to answer the question why the integration of the Roma has failed. To do this I have done... (More)
The Roma people have been living in Europe for about a thousand years. But still they have not been integrated in to the European society. In many places around Europe they are being subjected to unfair and sometimes illegal actions due to their ethnicity. At the same time many European countries have adopted multicultural integration policies in which the main goal is to integrate ethnic and cultural minorities in to the majority society while respecting their cultural differences. Sweden is one of those countries. In this essay I test Will Kymlickas theory about multicultural citizenship and integration by analyzing Sweden’s integration of the Roma to answer the question why the integration of the Roma has failed. To do this I have done a theory testing case study. The aim of the study has been to show that although Sweden’s integration work and policies, to a great extent, are consistent with multicultural theory, the integration of the Roma in Sweden still haven´t succeeded.
In this essay I present two, of many, possible reasons to why multicultural policies have failed to integrate the Roma. These are racism and prejudices and also the multicultural assumption that you can integrate groups as a whole without considering the individual. (Less)
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author
Johansson, Helena LU
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STVK01 20102
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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keywords
nationell minoritet, mångkulturalism, integration, romer, etnisk minoritet
language
Swedish
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1757326
date added to LUP
2011-02-10 15:38:51
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2011-02-10 15:38:51
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  abstract     = {The Roma people have been living in Europe for about a thousand years. But still they have not been integrated in to the European society. In many places around Europe they are being subjected to unfair and sometimes illegal actions due to their ethnicity. At the same time many European countries have adopted multicultural integration policies in which the main goal is to integrate ethnic and cultural minorities in to the majority society while respecting their cultural differences. Sweden is one of those countries. In this essay I test Will Kymlickas theory about multicultural citizenship and integration by analyzing Sweden’s integration of the Roma to answer the question why the integration of the Roma has failed. To do this I have done a theory testing case study. The aim of the study has been to show that although Sweden’s integration work and policies, to a great extent, are consistent with multicultural theory, the integration of the Roma in Sweden still haven´t succeeded. 
In this essay I present two, of many, possible reasons to why multicultural policies have failed to integrate the Roma. These are racism and prejudices and also the multicultural assumption that you can integrate groups as a whole without considering the individual.},
  author       = {Johansson, Helena},
  keyword      = {nationell minoritet,mångkulturalism,integration,romer,etnisk minoritet},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Integrationen av romer i Sverige - En studie i mångkulturell integration av etniska minoriteter.},
  year         = {2010},
}