Making good citizens

local authorities’ integration measures navigate national policies and local realities

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Volume45
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)1327-1344
ISSN1369-183X
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11. Jun 2019

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Keywords

  • Denmark
  • Multi-level governance
  • civic integration
  • refugee agency

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In: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Vol. 45, No. 8, 11.06.2019, p. 1327-1344.

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