Based on recent developments on the subject of social housing and the “ghetto list”, public debates surrounding the concept of the danish ghetto and what should be done to relieve these, seem to be more heated than ever. With this bachelor thesis, the aim is to examine how the concept of the danish ghetto came to be constructed within politics, which discourses are conflicted over hegemonic power and what seems to be the social consequences of the current policies of the “ghetto list”. This thesis is based on document analysis, combining a historical genealogy inspired by Foucault with a contemporary discourse analysis based on the theoretical concepts of Laclau & Mouffe. In conclusion, the concept of the danish ghetto was constructed in a political context, seemingly in an effort to make immigration an issue of public housing, while trying to resolve issues of highly concentrated vulnerable households by changing the structure of public housing. The introduction of the “ghetto list” enabled evaluation of certain public housing projects, turning ethnicity into a determining factor of whether an area can be qualified as a ghetto. The policy of the “ghetto list” has enabled a growing anti-immigration view in mainstream politics. Furthermore, social consequences for residents of the ghettos include isolation from society, discrimination and stigmatization of immigrants and refugees in Denmark.
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