Making good citizens

local authorities’ integration measures navigate national policies and local realities

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Using the case of Odense (Denmark), this article explores how, in the process of devising and implementing integration measures, local authorities mitigate between the demands of national-level integration policies and the local realities. It shows that Odense's local authorities combined local resources into a variety of horizontal governance structures geared towards supporting refugees’ integration, and engaged in vertical interactions responding to local priorities. The study finds that new governance structures emerging at sub-national create opportunities for refugees and help their integration. However, inequalities between national and sub-national levels may have negative consequences for refugees’ integration outcomes.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Vol/bind45
Udgave nummer8
Sider (fra-til)1327-1344
ISSN1369-183X
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 11. jun. 2019

Fingeraftryk

citizen
refugee
governance
integration policy
Denmark
Authority
interaction
resources
Refugees
Governance

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