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Integration in Perspective: An ethnic-based analysis towards understanding the integration of immigrants in Sweden

Mohamed Sharif, Fuad LU (2013) MIDM71 20131
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
Previous research has uncovered that immigrants from Somalia are one immigrant group that have struggled to integrate in Sweden. In light of this, I employ an ethnic-based approach with the intent to understand the difficulties that immigrants from Somalia encounter in Sweden by examining their own perceptions of integration. The study utilizes a qualitative case study approach and draws on data collected through semi-structured individual interviews and focus group discussions. The analytical framework of this study is inspired by Toumas Martikainen’s multi-perspective approach to integration in which integration is scrutinized from multiple angles and perspectives. Finally, the study puts forth that the subjective perceptions of Somali... (More)
Previous research has uncovered that immigrants from Somalia are one immigrant group that have struggled to integrate in Sweden. In light of this, I employ an ethnic-based approach with the intent to understand the difficulties that immigrants from Somalia encounter in Sweden by examining their own perceptions of integration. The study utilizes a qualitative case study approach and draws on data collected through semi-structured individual interviews and focus group discussions. The analytical framework of this study is inspired by Toumas Martikainen’s multi-perspective approach to integration in which integration is scrutinized from multiple angles and perspectives. Finally, the study puts forth that the subjective perceptions of Somali immigrants regarding integration could be better understood within the context of certain cultural and political features which provide explanations to the integration struggles and difficulties that Somalis face in Sweden. Finally, the findings of the research include that there is a clear deviation of understanding regarding the basic notion of integration among Somali immigrants that is contrary to that of the official Swedish government. (Less)
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author
Mohamed Sharif, Fuad LU
supervisor
organization
course
MIDM71 20131
year
type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
Immigrants, Integration, Somalis, Multiculturalism
language
English
id
3789337
date added to LUP
2013-06-27 11:30:33
date last changed
2013-06-27 11:30:33
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  abstract     = {Previous research has uncovered that immigrants from Somalia are one immigrant group that have struggled to integrate in Sweden. In light of this, I employ an ethnic-based approach with the intent to understand the difficulties that immigrants from Somalia encounter in Sweden by examining their own perceptions of integration. The study utilizes a qualitative case study approach and draws on data collected through semi-structured individual interviews and focus group discussions. The analytical framework of this study is inspired by Toumas Martikainen’s multi-perspective approach to integration in which integration is scrutinized from multiple angles and perspectives. Finally, the study puts forth that the subjective perceptions of Somali immigrants regarding integration could be better understood within the context of certain cultural and political features which provide explanations to the integration struggles and difficulties that Somalis face in Sweden. Finally, the findings of the research include that there is a clear deviation of understanding regarding the basic notion of integration among Somali immigrants that is contrary to that of the official Swedish government.},
  author       = {Mohamed Sharif, Fuad},
  keyword      = {Immigrants,Integration,Somalis,Multiculturalism},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Integration in Perspective: An ethnic-based analysis towards understanding the integration of immigrants in Sweden},
  year         = {2013},
}