Der er et opdelt Danmark: There is a divided Denmark

Joel Lohse Andersen, Maria Louise Alkemade Bjerregaard, Josephine Mikkelsen Hasling, Andrea Parker & Signe Rudå

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project examines the possibilities and limitations of addressing increasing segregation in Den-mark through urban policies. Segregation and urban policies is considered inter-dependent as it is through tools found in urban policies that the regulating of segregation in larger Danish cities will become possible. Our choice of critical realism as the theory of science throughout this project will become relevant as we investigate structures and mechanisms leading to the growing separation of the population in larger cities of Denmark. Furthermore, we will add critical hermeneutics to the overall problem of the project. We will approach our project through abductive and deductive methods which will be expressed through an abductive methodology approach and deductive use of our theoretical material. Moreover we use two qualitative methods through analysis of documents, and an interview with Claus Hjort Frederiksen, considered an expert in our field of interest. Added we use the knowledge of our interviewee to point out differences of opinion concerning segregation. These opinions will be chal-lenged by the views of public debater Lars Olsen, the author of “Klassekamp fra oven”, which serves as part our theoretical ballast. We will use the french sociologist Luc Boltanski as our primary author of theory. Additionally we have made sure to embrace the required interdisciplinarity through our choice of subject; planning, spaces and ressources, political science and sociology. In answering our research problem we have chosen to make a historical empirical section which is aimed at segregation and city policies in a historical and present context. This leads to the analysis of our question of whether communities may be the solution to the lack of variety in city policies. Next we will discuss whether or not the consequences of economic growth may present a challenge to the social cohesion. Finally we will answer our research problem in terms of a conclusion which dictates political tools like housing- and school politics to be one of the ways to meet increasing segregation and thereby increase social cohesion. In the end we will present an evaluation of the projects quality, validity, reliability and sufficiency as a whole.

UddannelserBasis - Samfundsvidenskabelig Bacheloruddannelse, (Bachelor uddannelse) Basis
Udgivelsesdato18 dec. 2014
VejledereEsben Holm Nielsen


  • Fællesskab
  • Bypolitik
  • Boltanski
  • Netværksstyring
  • Segregering
  • Sammenhængskraft