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Föreningslivets integrationsarbete och främjandet av socialt kapital: Utförare och brukares uppfattningar om nyttan av föreningslivets integrationsinsatser i Norrköping och Västervik
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Political Science.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The voluntary sector in Sweden is changing. This is reflected on the dynamic cooperation with public sector in their integration efforts. As a result of this partnership, the newly established integration funds’ have been built around the principle of reciprocity between associations and immigrants applying for asylum. But can the associations’ increase the level of social capital and create conditions for integration within the different arenas of society? The purpose is to identify the content of efforts and perceived integration benefits of examined projects among the associations in Norrköping and Västervik municipalities’. Furthermore, both the perceived and actual benefit aspects of the analysis are evaluated based on Robert Putnam's idea of social capital. The methodological starting points of the content analysis and perceived utility among performers’ and users’ identify different inconsistencies between project content, perceptions of the performers’ and the users’ experiences. The changed performance role of the voluntary sector supports the thesis of hybridization, where legal constructions, economic stimulus requirements, as well as requirements and goals from the local level have created incentives for both old and new associational values to merge. A majority of the associations confirmed by perceptions of performers’ and users’ have not been able to be confirmed by actual quality values and benefits, which can question the promotion of social capital. In cases where associations can be confirmed to contribute to a promotion basis for social capital, the results indicate different ways associations take through bridging versus bonding social capital. Furthermore, the aim of the work is different depending on focus areas and objectives. In conclusion, the results support the hypothesis that interaction between these types of social capital appears to contribute to the best possible conditions in this incremental integration process that enables different resources to be conveyed and made available to individuals.

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2017. , p. 75
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Integration - Föreningsliv - Nytta – Socialt kapital – Putnam – Bourdieu – Norrköping – Västervik
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-138422ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--17/02611—SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-138422DiVA, id: diva2:1110292
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Master Thesis in Political Science
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