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"Det går ju alltid att överklaga" En studie kring hur beslutsfattare på Migrationsverket resonerar i asylärenden

Karlsson, Britta LU (2012) SOPA63 20121
School of Social Work
Abstract
The aim of the study was to examine how decision-makers at the Swedish Migration board argue about asylum seekers' reasons for asylum. Specific attention was paid to interviewees' descriptions of differences between female and male asylum seekers. Five semi-structured interviews were realized with decision-makers at the Swedish Migration Board. These were analyzed using Lipsky's theory of Street Level Bureocrats and Hirdmans gender theory.
The study showed that the decision-makers categorize the asylum seekers into different categories according to Lipsky's theory. Following categories were identified: 1) women as victims of specific violence, 2) vulnerable women without any male network, 3) men seeking asylum due to involvement in... (More)
The aim of the study was to examine how decision-makers at the Swedish Migration board argue about asylum seekers' reasons for asylum. Specific attention was paid to interviewees' descriptions of differences between female and male asylum seekers. Five semi-structured interviews were realized with decision-makers at the Swedish Migration Board. These were analyzed using Lipsky's theory of Street Level Bureocrats and Hirdmans gender theory.
The study showed that the decision-makers categorize the asylum seekers into different categories according to Lipsky's theory. Following categories were identified: 1) women as victims of specific violence, 2) vulnerable women without any male network, 3) men seeking asylum due to involvement in political activities, 4) non-trustworthy asylum seekers, 5) asylum seekers with protections from their authorities in their home country and 6) persons seekeing asylum due to their sexuality.
The study also showed that the decision-makers have a different view of male and female asylum seekers. Female asylum seekers were seen as victims of sexual violence, while male asylum seekers were seen as active persons who, due to their political activity, had become refugees. The decision-makers opinions also were that it is usually the man, rather than the woman, in the refugee family who has the stronges reasons for asylum.
The results provided important information about the asylum process and may enhance our understanding of the decision making procedures of the Swedish Migration Board. (Less)
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author
Karlsson, Britta LU
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organization
course
SOPA63 20121
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Asylum, decision, women, categories
language
Swedish
id
2760371
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2012-06-11 16:27:24
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  abstract     = {The aim of the study was to examine how decision-makers at the Swedish Migration board argue about asylum seekers' reasons for asylum. Specific attention was paid to interviewees' descriptions of differences between female and male asylum seekers. Five semi-structured interviews were realized with decision-makers at the Swedish Migration Board. These were analyzed using Lipsky's theory of Street Level Bureocrats and Hirdmans gender theory.
The study showed that the decision-makers categorize the asylum seekers into different categories according to Lipsky's theory. Following categories were identified: 1) women as victims of specific violence, 2) vulnerable women without any male network, 3) men seeking asylum due to involvement in political activities, 4) non-trustworthy asylum seekers, 5) asylum seekers with protections from their authorities in their home country and 6) persons seekeing asylum due to their sexuality. 
The study also showed that the decision-makers have a different view of male and female asylum seekers. Female asylum seekers were seen as victims of sexual violence, while male asylum seekers were seen as active persons who, due to their political activity, had become refugees. The decision-makers opinions also were that it is usually the man, rather than the woman, in the refugee family who has the stronges reasons for asylum.
The results provided important information about the asylum process and may enhance our understanding of the decision making procedures of the Swedish Migration Board.},
  author       = {Karlsson, Britta},
  keyword      = {Asylum,decision,women,categories},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Det går ju alltid att överklaga" En studie kring hur beslutsfattare på Migrationsverket resonerar i asylärenden},
  year         = {2012},
}