Nyanlända invandrares etablering i Sverige: En kritisk diskursanalys av den nya lagen om etableringsinsatser för vissa nyanlända invandrare
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
This thesis is a qualitative study of a new law that was applied in December 2010. The law is called Lagen om etableringsinsatser för vissa nyanlända invandrare, and is meant to help newly arrived immigrants that come to Sweden to establish themselves in the Swedish society. The aim of the study is to see what discourses the Swedish government produces as a result of this new law. Interesting for the study is to see what happens in the implementation stage at a local level, in this case in the municipality of Örnsköldsvik.
Theoretically and methodologically I emanate from critical discourse theory and institutional theory. Previous research about the production of knowledge and power that originate from a post colonial theory is central throughout the study.
The key findings are that the discourses that are being produced as a result of this new law build much on previous discourses within the field of integration policy. The main discourses that are being produced and reproduced are a care providing discourse, a market discourse and a state controlling discourse. A momentous problem is however the presumption of “Us and Them” which is connected to institutional structures and leads to an unequal power relationship.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
, Maria Strandberg
critical discourse, integration, integration policy, discourses, immigrants, power, knowledge, care providing discourse, a market discourse, state controlling discourse
Sociology (excluding Social Work, Social Psychology and Social Anthropology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-53904OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-53904DiVA: diva2:514106
Subject / course
2011-06-07, Sal 407, Lasarettsgatan 7,, Örnsköldsvik, 15:00 (Swedish)
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law