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Styrning av lokala integrationsprogram: Institutioner, nätverk och professionella normer inom det svenska flyktingmottagandet
Linköping University, REMESO - Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society. Linköping University, Department of Social and Welfare Studies. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)Alternative title
Governing Local Integration Programmes : Institutions, Networks and Professional Norms in Swedish Refugee Reception (English)
Abstract [sv]

Den här avhandlingen undersöker vilken inverkan styrning som ”governance” och interorganisatorisk samverkan har på lokala integrationsprogram inom det svenska flyktingmottagandet. Fokus ligger på att studera hur organisationer på lokal nivå förhåller sig till ett institutionellt förändringstryck om att etablera ett interorganisatoriskt och arbetsmarknadsinriktat program. Syftet är också att bidra till den teoretiska förståelsen av ”governancemisslyckanden” och den mångfald av processer som styrning genom icke-tvingande mekanismer och decentraliserat beslutsfattande kan ge upphov till på lokal nivå. Den empiriska studien bygger på intervjuer med företrädare för myndigheter och andra aktörer på olika nivåer inom integrationsområdet. Fallstudier av lokalt utvecklingsarbete har genomförts i fyra kommuner.

Avhandlingen visar att styrningen baserad på icke-tvingande mekanismer hade svårt att få genomslag när den stod i konflikt med etablerade arbetssätt och professionella normer. Den har också inneburit vaga och svårförenliga riktlinjer för arbetet på lokal nivå. Inom det lokala flyktingmottagandet har utvecklingsarbetet karaktäriserats av erfarenhetsutbyte, jämförelser och en vilja till gemensamt lärande inom ramen för professionella nätvek. Denna typ av samverkan har bidragit till ökad likformighet, eller isomorfism, inom de lokala insatserna, vilket står i kontrast till målet om ett mer differentierat och flexibelt program.

Abstract [en]

This thesis examines the impact and significance of governance and inter-organizational collaboration in the policy area of local refugee reception and immigrant integration in Sweden. The study focuses on how local actors respond to institutional pressures to engage in collaborative efforts in order to make service provision more differentiated and more orientated towards employment. The aim also is to contribute to the theoretical understanding of ‘governance failure’ and the multiplicity of outcomes that are possible when non-coercive mechanisms are applied rather than formal ‘command-and-control’. The empirical study is based on interviews with representatives from agencies involved at different levels. At the local level, case studies of integration programme development were carried out in four municipalities.

The analysis shows that the governance strategies, based on non-coercive mechanisms, had a limited significance because they were in conflict with professional norms and practices at the local level of service provision. They also failed to provide more detailed guidance on how the differentiated services should be realized in practice. Instead, programme development at the local level was characterized by collaborative learning and imitation in professional networks, or ‘communities of practice’. This type of collaboration contributed to processes of increased homogenization, or isomorphism, which stands in contrast to the goal of a more de-standardized and flexible programme.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2012. , 239 p.
Series
Linköping Studies in Arts and Science, ISSN 0282-9800 ; 562
Keyword [en]
Integration policy, refugee reception, governance, institutions, networks, professional norms, isomorphism, public administration
Keyword [sv]
Integrationspolitik, flyktingmottagande, styrning, institutioner, nätverk, professionella normer, isomorfism, offentlig förvaltning
National Category
Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-84838ISBN: 978-91-7519-778-4 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-84838DiVA: diva2:562430
Public defence
2012-11-07, K3, Kåkenhus, Campus Norrköping, Linköpings universitet, Norrköping, 13:15 (Swedish)
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FAS, Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research
Available from: 2012-10-24 Created: 2012-10-24 Last updated: 2012-10-24Bibliographically approved

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