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Inkludering på olika villkor: En dokumentstudie av aktuella politiska diskurser om integration
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Work.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine the Swedish governments discourse on integration of immigrants and thereby examine what social reality it constructs. The aim is to examine how integration and immigrants are constructed within the discourse. The method and theory being used in this essay is discourse theory. As a methodological instrument we use the policy on functional impairment as a comparison. The material being analyzed in this essay is political documents on the strategy on integration policy and the strategy on the policy of functional impairment. The main conclusions of the study are that immigrants are constructed as a homogenous group and immigrants are being discursively separated from the majority society. Social exclusion serves as an identity within the discourse. Another main conclusion is that integration is connected to labour and firstly constructed as labour market policy within the discourse. Integration is also related to social exclusion. The government often uses the term social exclusion instead of the term integration. The comparison with the policy on functional impairment serves as a possible alterative way of understanding integration and identity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 59 p.
Keyword [en]
Discourse theory, integration, integration policy, identity, immigrants, functional impairment
Keyword [sv]
Diskursteori, integration, integrationspolitik, identitet, invandrare, funktionshinder
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Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-76919OAI: diva2:528191
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-06-21 Created: 2012-05-24 Last updated: 2012-06-21Bibliographically approved

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