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Global Diversities

Institutions and Organizations of Refugee Integration

Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian Refugees in Sweden

Authors: Bucken-Knapp, Gregg, Omanovic, Vedran, Spehar, Andrea

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  • Presents timely research on two of the largest-scale refugee resettlement experiences faced by European countries in the past thirty years
  • Provides a comparative perspective that fills a lacunae in refugee integration research 
  • Argues that the analysis of refugee experiences is crucial to understanding and improving institutional responses to integration 
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About this book

This book examines the integration experiences of refugees to Sweden from Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), and more recently from Syria (2014-2018) - two of the largest-scale refugee movements in Europe for the last thirty years.

It focuses on refugees’ interactions with key institutions of integration including language training, civic orientation, validation of previous educational experience, organizations and multiple labour market initiatives targeting refugees. Drawing on interviews with the refugees themselves, it offers a nuanced analysis of how the institutions of integration operate on a daily basis, and the effects they have on the lives of those who take part in them. The authors’ comparative approach highlights the particularities of each refugee movement while also revealing developments and persistent issues within institutions of integration in the intervening years between the Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian conflicts.

Its conclusion, which situates the Swedish case within the broader European context, demonstrates the wider significance of this timely study. It will provide a valuable resource for policymakers in addition to students and scholars of migration studies, social policy, and public policy and business administration.

About the authors

Gregg Bucken-Knapp is Professor of Public Administration at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Vedran Omanovic is Assistant Professor in the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Andrea Spehar is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre on Global Migration at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Introduction: Conceptualizing Migrant and Refugee Integration

    Pages 1-23

    Bucken-Knapp, Gregg (et al.)

  • Two Waves of Refugee Reception: Bosnian and Herzegovinians in the 1990s, Syrians in the 2010s, and the Swedish Institutional Context

    Pages 25-41

    Bucken-Knapp, Gregg (et al.)

  • The Voices of Refugees as a Method

    Pages 43-62

    Bucken-Knapp, Gregg (et al.)

  • The First Years of Bosnian and Herzegovinian Refugees in Sweden in the 1990s

    Pages 63-88

    Bucken-Knapp, Gregg (et al.)

  • The First Years of Syrian Refugees in Sweden in the 2010s

    Pages 89-111

    Bucken-Knapp, Gregg (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27249-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-27248-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Institutions and Organizations of Refugee Integration
Book Subtitle
Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Syrian Refugees in Sweden
Authors
Series Title
Global Diversities
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27249-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27249-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27248-7
Series ISSN
2662-2580
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 130
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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