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Housing for Refugees in Sweden: Top-Down Governance and its Local Reactions
Malmö University, Faculty of Culture and Society (KS), Department of Global Political Studies (GPS).
Halmstad University.
2022 (English)In: Journal of International Migration and Integration, ISSN 1488-3473, E-ISSN 1874-6365, Vol. 23, p. 613-631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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In this article, we investigate local level reactions to the top-down state steering for the housing of refugees in Sweden. We especially reflect on events after the increased refugee reception in Sweden in 2015 and the introduction of a Settlement Act in 2016 which made it mandatory for municipalities to receive a specific number of refugees and organise accommodation. This has resulted in a wide array of housing situations for refugees concerning standard, costs and temporary solutions. A multi-level governance framework from on central government steering perspective is applied. We argue that the modified legislation can be understood as a change in governance throughout the years - from persuasion to economic incentives and, finally, to coercive methods. Sweden is a country that has distinguished itself as one refraining from particularity and continuing to work towards equality between newcomers and citizens. In relation to recent legal and political developments, we identify a change - a paradoxical change, as governance for the more-equal reception of refugees in Sweden seems to lead to increased inequalities for refugees on the local level.

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Springer, 2022. Vol. 23, p. 613-631
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Housing, Refugees, Settlement act, Multi-level governance, Local level
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-44877DOI: 10.1007/s12134-021-00864-8ISI: 000668038200001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85109001775OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mau-44877DiVA, id: diva2:1585470
Available from: 2021-08-17 Created: 2021-08-17 Last updated: 2024-02-05Bibliographically approved

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