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Religion som skäl till asyl : Sekulariseringen i Sverige och dess inverkan på asylprocessen

Björlin, Terese LU (2011) MIUX11 20111
Centre for Theology and Religious Studies
Abstract
The research done by sociologists of religion shows that Sweden is one of the
most secularized countries in the world. In this essay I discuss what consequences this could have on the administration of those cases where religion is part of the reasons for seeking asylum. I analyse five cases in which the refugees have converted in Sweden and gave this as a reason for seeking asylum. I find that the Migration Board mainly uses two arguments in the justification of refusal. Either the refugee has not proved that there is an individual risk for him/her to return to their country due to the conversion, or the conversion is seen as a last chance to get a residence permit.

From a sociological theory I will point out the importance of... (More)
The research done by sociologists of religion shows that Sweden is one of the
most secularized countries in the world. In this essay I discuss what consequences this could have on the administration of those cases where religion is part of the reasons for seeking asylum. I analyse five cases in which the refugees have converted in Sweden and gave this as a reason for seeking asylum. I find that the Migration Board mainly uses two arguments in the justification of refusal. Either the refugee has not proved that there is an individual risk for him/her to return to their country due to the conversion, or the conversion is seen as a last chance to get a residence permit.

From a sociological theory I will point out the importance of religion for the
refugees, and discuss the Migration Board´s questioning of the conversion and
how a deportation will affect the religiousness of the refugee. I feel that this
perspective tends to be left out in the administration of these cases which could be seen as a consequence of the secularization process in Sweden. (Less)
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author
Björlin, Terese LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIUX11 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Asyl, Religion, Conversion, Sociology, Migration.
language
Swedish
id
1971811
date added to LUP
2011-09-01 13:35:01
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2015-12-14 13:35:48
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  abstract     = {The research done by sociologists of religion shows that Sweden is one of the
most secularized countries in the world. In this essay I discuss what consequences this could have on the administration of those cases where religion is part of the reasons for seeking asylum. I analyse five cases in which the refugees have converted in Sweden and gave this as a reason for seeking asylum. I find that the Migration Board mainly uses two arguments in the justification of refusal. Either the refugee has not proved that there is an individual risk for him/her to return to their country due to the conversion, or the conversion is seen as a last chance to get a residence permit.

From a sociological theory I will point out the importance of religion for the
refugees, and discuss the Migration Board´s questioning of the conversion and
how a deportation will affect the religiousness of the refugee. I feel that this
perspective tends to be left out in the administration of these cases which could be seen as a consequence of the secularization process in Sweden.},
  author       = {Björlin, Terese},
  keyword      = {Asyl,Religion,Conversion,Sociology,Migration.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Religion som skäl till asyl : Sekulariseringen i Sverige och dess inverkan på asylprocessen},
  year         = {2011},
}