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Det ensamkommande barnet Ansvarstagande, mottagande & skyddsnät: En kvalitativ textanalys med inslag av en förvaltnings/implementeringsmodell
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2015 (Swedish)Student paper second term, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Based on the Migration Board's statistics report, the number of children that has gone missing within a time interval of 4 years (2010-2014) comprises 1331 children in total, of whom 146 are girls and 1185 are boys. A rising interest about what has happened to those children created a fundamental platform for this thesis. By reading Åkerman’s report from 2012, and the book De förlorade barnen: en rapport by Mikkelsen and Wagner (2013) the curiosity grew deeper. The research questions that were established were divided into three parts. Their aim is to examine which organization or public authority has the main responsibility for asylum seeking children that arrives to Sweden by themselves, if the quality of the reception has changed since the municipalities took over the responsibility, and what is/has been publicly done to strengthen the protection concerning the individual child.

The aim of this study is to authentically answer the research questions, using a qualitative text analysis and an implement model. The qualitative textual analysis is primarily based on reports from Gunnarsson (2008), the Cabinet Office (2011), and a report from the National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare published in 2012. Further reports and books are used in order to authenticate the legitimacy of the arguments and facts that is accounted for in this thesis. The implementation model that is used is an implement problem shaped by Pressman and Willdawsky. The model is used in order to force the problems that solemnly appear in this thesis.

The conclusion establishes that within the distinctive reports it exists different views, but also similarities. The various texts establish that despite a set of rules and regulations there has been a considerable ambiguity among the involved parties, in who holds the greatest responsibility for the asylum-seeking children. Åkerman claims that when the children arrive in Sweden they stand without any form of social safety net, whereas Gunnarsson (2008), the Cabinet Office report (2011) and the National Swedish Board report (2012) refer to the laws (LMA, SoL).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 23 p.
Keyword [en]
asylum-seeking, children, refugee, Swedish Migration Board, disappearance, implementation, immigration, Save the Children, National Swedish Board of Health and Welfare, the Cabinet Office, trafficking
Keyword [sv]
asylsökande, barn, ensamkommande, flykting, Migrationsverket, försvinnande, rädda barnen, trafficking
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-40132OAI: diva2:788326
Subject / course
Political Science
Educational program
Peace and Development Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2015-05-11 Created: 2015-02-13 Last updated: 2015-05-11Bibliographically approved

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