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Malmö: A Compromise or a Gateway to Denmark? A qualitative study of Danish citizens and their experiences and motives behind moving to Malmö, Sweden.

Andersen, Johan LU (2015) UTVK03 20151
Sociology
Abstract
Malmö and Copenhagen have been linked together since the completion of the Oresund Bridge in 2000. As a consequence of this the amount of Danish people moving to Malmö has risen significantly. This paper will investigate whether Danish people assimilate into Swedish society, or if the proximity to Denmark and differences in language, culture and identity are such important factors that assimilation is difficult or impossible to achieve. The political debate in Denmark (and to some extent Sweden) regarding immigrants increasingly sets assimilation as the goal and deems that integration as a criteria is no longer enough. This served as an excellent opportunity to apply the same level of expectations towards Danish people residing in Malmö to... (More)
Malmö and Copenhagen have been linked together since the completion of the Oresund Bridge in 2000. As a consequence of this the amount of Danish people moving to Malmö has risen significantly. This paper will investigate whether Danish people assimilate into Swedish society, or if the proximity to Denmark and differences in language, culture and identity are such important factors that assimilation is difficult or impossible to achieve. The political debate in Denmark (and to some extent Sweden) regarding immigrants increasingly sets assimilation as the goal and deems that integration as a criteria is no longer enough. This served as an excellent opportunity to apply the same level of expectations towards Danish people residing in Malmö to see whether they assimilate into Swedish society. This paper will be offering a critical view on the expectation of effortless assimilation of Nordic citizens within the Nordic countries, and look into whether the motives behind settling in Malmö determines the level of commitment to assimilation. Through the use of qualitative data and various theoretical concepts this paper will investigate the role that social networks and the role that the state plays in promoting assimilation. Lastly, attention will be aimed at how the strict Danish immigration laws affects Danish citizens traveling to Malmö to undergo family reunification and whether they are likely to return to Denmark. (Less)
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Andersen, Johan LU
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course
UTVK03 20151
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Integration, Assimilation, Oresund, Migration, Identity, Denmark, Sweden
language
English
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5473695
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2015-06-26 08:52:42
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  abstract     = {Malmö and Copenhagen have been linked together since the completion of the Oresund Bridge in 2000. As a consequence of this the amount of Danish people moving to Malmö has risen significantly. This paper will investigate whether Danish people assimilate into Swedish society, or if the proximity to Denmark and differences in language, culture and identity are such important factors that assimilation is difficult or impossible to achieve. The political debate in Denmark (and to some extent Sweden) regarding immigrants increasingly sets assimilation as the goal and deems that integration as a criteria is no longer enough. This served as an excellent opportunity to apply the same level of expectations towards Danish people residing in Malmö to see whether they assimilate into Swedish society. This paper will be offering a critical view on the expectation of effortless assimilation of Nordic citizens within the Nordic countries, and look into whether the motives behind settling in Malmö determines the level of commitment to assimilation. Through the use of qualitative data and various theoretical concepts this paper will investigate the role that social networks and the role that the state plays in promoting assimilation. Lastly, attention will be aimed at how the strict Danish immigration laws affects Danish citizens traveling to Malmö to undergo family reunification and whether they are likely to return to Denmark.},
  author       = {Andersen, Johan},
  keyword      = {Integration,Assimilation,Oresund,Migration,Identity,Denmark,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Malmö: A Compromise or a Gateway to Denmark? A qualitative study of Danish citizens and their experiences and motives behind moving to Malmö, Sweden.},
  year         = {2015},
}