Advanced

Flyktingintegrationen i vitögat: somaliska röster om integrationsprocessen. En kvalitativ studie om integration av somaliska flyktingar i det svenska samhället

Arnekull, Mikaela LU (2020) STVK02 20192
Department of Political Science
Abstract
Integration of immigrants has become a crucial policy-question in Sweden and Western Europe due to the large numbers of immigrants having settled during the last three decades. Previous research has focused on integration policy outcome by studying the design of different policies and programs. This study addresses the question of how the Somali refugees, which are being better integrated in other countries, experience the integration process into Swedish society. A qualitative phenomenological method has been used in order to understand the full experience of Somalis’ integration process and not being steered into normative models that are common in the political science literature. Five themes have been identified that needs to be taken... (More)
Integration of immigrants has become a crucial policy-question in Sweden and Western Europe due to the large numbers of immigrants having settled during the last three decades. Previous research has focused on integration policy outcome by studying the design of different policies and programs. This study addresses the question of how the Somali refugees, which are being better integrated in other countries, experience the integration process into Swedish society. A qualitative phenomenological method has been used in order to understand the full experience of Somalis’ integration process and not being steered into normative models that are common in the political science literature. Five themes have been identified that needs to be taken into consideration for understanding Somalis’ integrations process: communication, employment, cultural differences, commitment, and pre-conceptions & discrimination. What also has emerged from this study is that integration policies that do not take into account how integration policies' outcomes appeal to those who are to be integrated into society, are at risk of being ineffective. The study also suggests that ethnic background is taken into consideration when designing integration policies. (Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
Arnekull, Mikaela LU
supervisor
organization
course
STVK02 20192
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Integration Process, Somalis, Host Society, Barriers, Communication
language
Swedish
id
9006641
date added to LUP
2020-09-23 10:25:47
date last changed
2020-09-23 10:25:47
@misc{9006641,
  abstract     = {Integration of immigrants has become a crucial policy-question in Sweden and Western Europe due to the large numbers of immigrants having settled during the last three decades. Previous research has focused on integration policy outcome by studying the design of different policies and programs. This study addresses the question of how the Somali refugees, which are being better integrated in other countries, experience the integration process into Swedish society. A qualitative phenomenological method has been used in order to understand the full experience of Somalis’ integration process and not being steered into normative models that are common in the political science literature. Five themes have been identified that needs to be taken into consideration for understanding Somalis’ integrations process: communication, employment, cultural differences, commitment, and pre-conceptions & discrimination. What also has emerged from this study is that integration policies that do not take into account how integration policies' outcomes appeal to those who are to be integrated into society, are at risk of being ineffective. The study also suggests that ethnic background is taken into consideration when designing integration policies.},
  author       = {Arnekull, Mikaela},
  keyword      = {Integration Process,Somalis,Host Society,Barriers,Communication},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Flyktingintegrationen i vitögat: somaliska röster om integrationsprocessen. En kvalitativ studie om integration av somaliska flyktingar i det svenska samhället},
  year         = {2020},
}